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**NEW LAND USE APPLICATIONS**
As of April 2018 all pre-application and land use applications have been revised and updated. There is now a single pre-application form, a single land development application form, and a new Fire Protection and Safety Agreement Form.  Please see here for more information. 

CURRENT PROJECTS OF INTEREST 
 
ELBERT COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PROJECT (link to project web site)

Rural Water Supply Study Revised Draft Version February 2018
IREA Eastern Reliability Upgrade Transmission Line
SUNDANCE SOLAR

INDEPENDENCE PROJECT INFORMATION (BOCC Staff Reports Posted 8/17/2017)

Current Project List (updated monthly)


The Community & Development Services Department
or CDS is a multi-faceted organization overseeing all land development activities within Elbert County; the CDS Department no longer manages the Building Department. They are separate departments now. The CDS Department administers and guides the building, zoning, planning and surface activities related to the physical growth, development and preservation of the County and its resources. An overall goal is to promote the public health, safety and general welfare of Elbert County citizens. 

Specific plans, policies, regulations and standards that guide CDS’s activities are established by the Board of Commissioners, with recommendation by the Planning Commission. 

Elbert County is "zoned and regulated." The Planning Department processes all requests to Re-Zone, Subdivide or conduct Special Use by Review requests on property in Elbert County. All properties in Elbert County must have appropriate zoning and/or subdivision approval, prior to development occurring or building permits being issued. No parcel may be legally created smaller than 35 acres without going through a subdivision process.

We strive to provide complete information and a timely response to all requests and applications. We always welcome your feedback on how we can improve our service to you. Please let us know.

Our Mission is to provide quality service in a knowledgeable, informative and courteous manner to our customers.

CDS Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that land uses within the county are developed and maintained in compliance with the county's adopted codes and regulations.
  • Overseeing permit reviews for most land uses.
  • Issuing special use permits, land use change permits, and a variety of other more specialized permits.
  • Provide professional consulting, support, coordination and regulation development services to the county to create a prosperous, productive and healthy community.