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Community Development

The Community Development Department is the focal point and wide range of activities and programs for the City of Austell. In addition, Parks and Recreation and Planning and Zoning fall within the scope and responsibility of the Community Development Department.

Builders and developers apply for all building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permits from the Community Development Department. Individuals or groups can schedule activities at Legion Park, Collar Park, or at the Collar Community Center and the Threadmill Complex with the Department.

This department coordinates annexation, variance, zoning requests with the Planning and Zoning Board which is comprised of citizens that have been appointed by the Mayor and Council. The Community Development Department also interacts with the Downtown Development Authority, the Industrial Development Authority, and actively seeks grants for city projects.

Community Development is responsible for coordinating the city’s outreach activities which include the annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree. The department also manage Austell’s Community Center as well as the design, building, and leasing of all office space in the City of Austell Threadmill Complex.


Media Production Permit

City of Austell Photography and Media Permit Application (MS Word)
City of Austell Photography and Media Permit Application (PDF) 

Event Permit (MS Word)
Event Permit (PDF)

Residential Building Permit

Jimmy R. Graham


Jimmy R. Graham

Darrell Weaver

Assistant Director

Darrell Weaver

Contact Us

5000 Austell-Powder Springs Road
Suite 141
Austell, Georgia 30106

Office: (770) 944-4309
Fax: (770) 944-4311

Community Development & Cultural Affairs Specialist

Kimberly Davis

Community Development & Permit Specialist

Christia Pockrus