MissionOur mission is to preserve and protect the natural and built environments, promote a balanced economy in the City of Roswell by the use of best planning and development practices and the responsible enforcement of ordinances and regulations, and provide professional and efficient customer service.
ResponsibilitiesThe Community Development Department is responsible for working with the citizens of Roswell and its development community, Boards and Commissions, and the elected officials while managing current and long-range planning, code enforcement, economic development, business registration, and other activities in support of the Department's mission.
After-Hours ReportingTo report critical issues that require the immediate attention of the Community Development Department after hours, please contact the Roswell Police Communications Center at 770-640-4100. This includes, but is not limited to, issues such as dam leakage, the failure of erosion control systems at construction sites, hazardous signs, and tree protection.
Where do I direct my flood plain questions?Flood plain questions should be directed to the Engineering Division at 770-594-6268.
Who is responsible for obtaining a permit?The owner of a property is responsible for what transpires on his/her property, but licensed contractors know that permits are required before work begins as it is a part of the test for licensing.
How do I check on the status of my permit?You may contact a staff person within the Building Division at 770-641-3780 with your permit tracking number issued at the time of your application to check the current status.
How long will it take to get a building permit?Depending upon the complexity of the project, a building permit could be issued the same day for a simple residential deck or up to six weeks for a complicated commercial structure.
Can you expedite my permit?All permits are reviewed for compliance with the codes and processed as quickly as possible. There is not an additional expediting process.
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