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The Department of Community Development seeks to provide the highest level of professional, ethical, and customer oriented development services to the public. This goal is achieved through urban planning & zoning, business services, building & safety, and code enforcement.
The Inspections Division is responsible for ensuring the built environment does not harm the public safety, health, and welfare of Stockbridge’s citizens. It ensures that all structures and systems are constructed in accordance with all applicable codes, standards, and regulations.
The Business Services Division ensures the following: To enforce, maintain and administer the provisions of the City of Stockbridge Occupational Tax Ordinances as well as the compliance with Statewide Business Codes and Regulations, the Issuance of Alcohol Licenses, the Issuance of Hotel/Motel Licenses, Business Financial Review, Issuance of Film and Event Permits, Administrative support to the Stockbridge Business Association, Staff support to Business Association.
The Land Development Division is responsible for review and approval of all preliminary plats, final plats, site plans, subdivision plans, and as-builts for commercial and residential developments to ensure code compliance. We also review and approve performance and maintenance bonds required by City Code.
This Division is responsible for administering all code enforcement activities for residential and commercial property owners and businesses, as well as, administration of compliance with vacant property requirements. The division also responds to citizen concerns regarding potential nuisance, housing, or zoning code violations and assists property owners in complying with all applicable property maintenance codes.
This community-driven initiative focuses on the deliberate and conscientious revitalization of older, traditional business districts throughout the United States. The underlying premise of the Main Street concept is to encourage economic development, within the context of historic preservation, in ways that are appropriate for today’s marketplace. Main Street programs advocate a return to community self-reliance, local empowerment, and emphasis on downtowns based on their unique assets, which usually include distinctive architecture, pedestrian-friendly environment, personal service, local ownership, and a true sense of community.
The Planning and Zoning Division is responsible for project management, oversight and resource coordination for planning-related projects for the Community Development Services Department. The division also prepares analysis for Comprehensive Plan, amendments, and ordinances for changes to the Unified Land Development Code.