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Planning Department

The Habersham County Planning Department is responsible for maintaining and implementing the County’s Comprehensive Land Development Resolution for reviewing development site plans, for land use districting, administering the subdivision regulations, erosion and sedimentation ordinance, plat approval and for certain elements of the geographic information system.

The Planning Department develops long-range plans designed to direct and manage growth based on a wide range of diverse community goals. The staff analyzes proposed changes in land use districting and administers regulations including Zoning Ordinances and Subdivision Regulations to implement land use and development policies of the Board of Commissioners.

The Department provides information to the Board of Commissioners regarding the effects of growth, including the increasing demands on public infrastructure and governmental services, and overall effects on the community's quality of life.

The planning department is a public planning organization that puts customers first, values partnerships and strives to shape Habersham County as a premier North Georgia community. We provide information, advice and technical support to county residents, elected officials and the Planning Commission to assist them with development decisions, issues and priorities. The plannning department is committed to long-term economic vitality, environmental integrity, and the quality development of Habersham County.

911 Mapping and Verification

The Planning Department is also coordinating street naming and assignment of house number addresses for a comprehensive emergency services response database. The database will include the names of residents, with their accompanying addresses and telephone numbers, and provide that information to emergency services responders. Having location information automatically available will speed response time in emergency situations.

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 6257 State Highway 115, Clarkesville, GA 30523
Location: 6257 State Highway 115, Clarkesville, GA 30523

Phone: 706-839-0140 Fax: 706-754-1761

Planning Department
Tom Braswell, Planning Director
E-mail: tbraswell@habershamga.com

911 Mapping and Verification
Jewell Shirley, Mapping Coordinator
Phone: 706-754-1735
E-mail: jshirley@habershamga.com

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