Development Code and Zoning Maps

Check Your Zoning

You can use Plan Sandy Springs to answer common Planning & Zoning questions. Select "Zoning Check" and search for an address to find relevant information such as the Zoning District, Land Use Code, Character Area, and Developmental Standards.

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Development Code
The Sandy Springs Mayor and City Council adopted the new Development Code and Zoning Map during their August 15, 2017 meeting and it became effective September 15, 2017. Subsequently, the Mayor and City Council adopted amendments to the code at the April 17, 2018 public hearing, effective May 17, 2018.

Over the last 5 years, multiple other minor text amendments have been codified since the initial amendments in April, 2018. As prescribed in the City's Next Ten Comprehensive Plan, the City is tasked to undertake a comprehensive Development Code update every five (5) years.

In October of 2022, Planning & Zoning staff began the comprehensive Development Code update review process. This process is expected to continue through until approximately January of 2024. For more information on the progress of this project please click the Development Code Update link below.

Development CODE UPDATES

Development Code   Technical Manual

Community Development Maps
The Mayor and City Council amended the adopted Character Area Map at their meeting on November 21, 2017. The Character Area Map is intended to implement the Comprehensive Plan and guide the Zoning Map. Please consult our interactive Community Development Map to confirm character area at the parcel level.

Community Development Map

View Petitions and Submit Comments
You can view petitions currently under consideration using the Zoning Cases Map. When you select a petition/case, you will be able to view associated documents and upcoming meetings, as well as be able to submit comments.

Zoning Cases Map

State of Georgia Codes

The City of Sandy Springs also adheres to the Georgia Code. For a list of building codes currently being enforced in the State of Georgia (and the City of Sandy Springs), please visit the Construction Codes page on the Georgia Department of Community Affairs website. 

Public Comment

Comments and suggestions are always welcome. They can be submitted via email at, up to 10 calendar days prior to the hearings, or in person at the hearings.

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