Special Corridor Studies Requiring Citizen Input:

  • Spring Road Corridor LCI Study (beginning October 2016) - focusing on guiding redevelopment along Spring Road and identifying appropriate investment projects to improve aesthetics and functionality of this corridor.
  • Georgia Tech Smyrna Gateway Studio - 11 students from Georgia Tech's School of City and Regional Planning studied the area of Spring Road adjacent to Sun Trust Park and proposed recommendations that balance quality of life for existing Smyrna citizens but also creates redevelopment opportunities to accommodate future growth. The studio was informed by citizen input, as well as a Market Study and Fiscal Analysis
  • South Cobb Drive Corridor Development Study (began September 2016 - links/materials in process)


Offices in Brawner Hall
3180 Atlanta Road
Ken Suddreth, Director
(770) 319-5387

This department is responsible for the following functions: Planning & Zoning, Building Permits, Business Licenses, Signage, Code Enforcement, and Economic Development. Please consult the Staff Directory for department contacts ready to assist you.

Building Department

The Building Department provides inspections for new residential, office, commercial, and industrial developments as well as any residential additions and remodeling jobs. You may download permit and plan review applications online.


Business License

The Business License office issues the licenses and permits required to do business in the City of Smyrna. Applications can be downloaded online and submitted either electronically or in person.



Code Enforcement Code Enforcement provides information to residents concerning City code compliance, including business licenses, signs, property maintenance, and parking. You may contact the marshals with any questions about a notification you received. Citizens can also report violations themselves using the City’s online Service Request system.


Economic Development
The Economic Development office offers personalized assistance in identifying resources to help your business succeed. If you are looking to locate or expand in Smyrna, contact this office for demographics or incentive details. See also our online listing of available commercial properties.


Planning and ZoningThe Planning and Zoning Department performs ongoing and long-range (comprehensive) planning for the City. You may contact our planners with questions about zonings, permitted uses, variance requests, or acquiring copies of City maps.

Community Development coordinates Plan Review which is typically a two week process. Click here to download Plan Review applications and checklists. Fees for Plan Review are due at the time of plan submittal. Please contact Community Development for the most current Plan Review fee schedule. After plans are approved a Land Disturbance or Building Permit is required prior to any construction activity.