What is zoning?

The City of Atlanta is divided into zones or districts that regulate the physical development of the land and limit the uses to which a property may be put. These zoning districts also regulate the height, overall size, and placement of buildings on a lot, the density at which buildings may be constructed, and the number of parking spaces that must accompany each new building.

  How do I find out what a property is zoned?
    • Contact the Zoning Division of the Office of Buildings:
      • Call 404-330-6175 and leave a message that includes the address of the property in question.
      • Download and print a zoning verification form and mail it to the following address:
      Atlanta Office of Buildings attn: Zoning Enforcement 55 Trinity Avenue SW, Suite 3900 Atlanta, GA 30303