Planning & Development Department

Purpose & Responsibilities

The Planning and Development Department manages the growth of the City by implementing and maintaining the City's long-range vision, the Long Range Master Plan; administering the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations and Design Standards relative to residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and civic development; administering the adopted International Codes; conducting studies and plans on existing and future community conditions and needs; and assisting with economic retention, attraction and expansion. The Planning Department is also responsible for updating and maintaining the City's official land use and zoning maps.  The Department is comprised of three sections:  Planning and Zoning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Inspections.



Application Submittal Procedure

Application Submittal and Meeting Schedules

2018 Building Codes Adopted

Ordinance 2021-05-06 adopting the 2018 Building Codes

The City of Decatur adopted new building codes. The following codes went into EFFECT JULY 1, 2021:

2018 International Building Code (IBC) 

2018 International Residential Code (IRC) 

2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC) 

2018 International Fire Code (IFC) 

2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) 

2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) 

2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC) 

2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC) 

2018 International Plumbing Code (IPC) 

2017 NFPA National Electric Code 

NCTCOG Amendments 

Any permit application submitted after June 30, 2021 will need to meet the requirements of these codes.