Planning and Zoning

This division is responsible for ensuring that developments meet the City of Acworth’s minimum zoning and development standards and are generally consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

The Zoning Ordinance
A zoning ordinance is the primary tool for local governments to regulate land use. The City’s complete zoning ordinance and sign ordinance are available on the Web, as is the zoning map. Click here for links to Planning & Zoning documents (map, ordinance, applications). For detailed information, and to verify a property’s zoning classification, please contact 770-974-2032.

Zoning Schedule 2020
Planning and Zoning Schedule of Meeting Dates

The Planning and Zoning Schedule for applications for rezoning, annexations, site plans, subdivision plats and other development-related projects is available by clicking the link above.

Zoning Applications

Applications are required for the following:

  • Rezoning
  • Annexations
  • Concept Plans
  • Site Plans
  • Subdivision Plats
  • Variances
  • Special Approvals
  • Land Development Plans
  • Assignment to Addressing

Planning and Zoning Commission
The Planning and Zoning Commission (P & Z) is a nine-member body appointed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. The P & Z Commission is responsible for ensuring developments are coordinated and harmonious with existing and future needs and consistent with the City's Comprehensive Plan. The Commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month to review rezoning, annexation and other requests.