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Community Development Department

  • Daunté Gibbs, Community Development Director
  • Robin Faulkner, Building Permit Clerk III
  • Joan Cook, Permit Coordinator
  • Markeya Moore, Business License Clerk III
  • Shane Hallford, GIS/Stormwater Specialist
  • Richard Cook, Code Enforcement Officer

Our offices are open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday at the rear of the LGI Building in the Municipal Complex/City Hall, 3644 Highway 42, Locust Grove, GA 30248. You may reach us at the Main City Hall number (770) 957-5043 or our direct number (770) 692-2321.

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*ATTENTION ALL BUILDERS AND DEVELOPERS* Effective January 1, 2020, the following code editions shall be in effect for construction projects within the city limits of Locust Grove: International Building Code 2018 Edition; International Residential Code -- 2018 Edition; International Plumbing Code -- 2018 Edition; International Mechanical Code -- 2018 Edition; International Fire Code -- 2018 Edition (no Georgia Amendments); International Energy Conservation Code -- 2015 Edition; International Fuel Gas Code -- 2018 Edition; International Property Maintenance Code -- 2012 Edition (with 2015 GA Amendments); International Swimming Pool and Spa Code 2018 Edition; National Electrical Code NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) -- 2018 Edition; The Code for Safety of Life from Fire in Buildings and Structures as contained in the National Fire Prevention Association Publication 101 (NFPA). All of these codes are with the respective Georgia Amendments and/or Supplements as adopted by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs unless as noted.


  • 2010 Census – April 5, 2012 – Census releases Urbanized Area designations for US effective March 26, 2012. Urbanized area of Atlanta grew second in terms of population (Houston, TX led), but ranked first in land area added between 2000 and 2010. For Henry County, the Atlanta Urbanized area increased throughout the I-75 corridor and incorporates roughly half the land area of the county. Locust Grove, previously the only city in the county classified as an "urban cluster" is now fully incorporated into the Atlanta Region.
  • Building Permits
  • Building Plan Review
  • Code Enforcement
  • Comprehensive Planning (Jointly with Henry County)
  • Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Town Center Plan
  • Development Impact Fee Administration and Reporting
  • Development Plan Review
  • Forecasting and Data Analysis – Latest Department Analysis from Case-Shiller Price Index, Standard and Poors for Home Prices in Atlanta and other Markets, July 2018 REPORT. Declines in house prices ended in 2012. Atlanta is making new highs consistently throughout the reporting periods since 2012, surpassing previous high of 136 in early 2005.
  • GIS Mapping (Jointly with Stormwater)
  • Historic Preservation (with HPC)
  • Land Development Permitting
  • Regional Planning Activities (Jointly with ARC, GRTA, Henry County)
  • Rezoning Activity (Including Conditional Use and Variance applications)
  • Soil and Erosion Control Inspection & Enforcement
  • Transportation Planning
  • Zoning Compliance

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Special Ordinances and Addenda

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