Planning & Government Services (PGS) Division

The Planning & Government Services (PGS) Division's staff assists local governments in a range of programs and services on a local and regional level. These services cover two areas: 1.  local and regional planning; and 2. community and economic development. For more detail on PGS programs and services, see the "Services List" section below and left tabs for program and/or project information.

How can local governments request our assistance?  Please see sample project request letter.

  • CVIOG Planning 102 and 201 Trainings hosted by NEGRC.  Both trainings are from 9a - 4p.  Registration info here.
  • Georgia Downtown Conference March 9-11, 2016 in Athens, GA.  Program here.
  • Auburn National Register of Historic Places nomination here.
  • The Northeast Georgia Regional Commission is seeking nominations between December 1, 2015 and January 31, 2016 for Regionally Important Resources found in the NEGRC's twelve-county region.  Please find the nomination form here.  It is not necessary to nominate resources included in the 2010 Regional Resource Plan as these will be reviewed as part of the 2016 update (a list of these is located on the NEGRC website).  Thank you for your efforts to nominate important resources in the Northeast Georgia region. 
  • Appalachian Regional Commission 5-year Strategic Plan released.  Plan here.
  • DCA is conducting a study of impediments to fair housing in Georgia. In addition to several community meetings, there is an online survey. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey here.
  • Notice of Public Hearing and Proposed Amendments to Georgia's Rules for Solid Waste Management
  • We need your feedback for Georgia's next State Historic Preservation Plan. Please take survey here.

  • State Funds Available to Clean Up Scrap Tire Dumps.

Items Under Review

City of Mansfield Comprehensive Plan 2015 DRAFT
Town of Braselton Comprehensive Plan 2015 DRAFT
City of Hoschton Comprehensive Plan 2015 DRAFT
City of Commerce Comprehensive Plan 2015 DRAFT
Jackson County Comprehensive Plan 2015 DRAFT

All Comprehensive Plans are available on the Georgia Department of Community Affair's website here.


Local Planning Due Dates

Governments are required to periodically update their local plans in order to retain Qualified Local Government status and remain eligible for various forms of grant funding and permitting. Check your due dates to ensure that your eligibility for state assistance is not interrupted.

Services List

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  • Public FinancingExpand
  • Local Comprehensive Plan DevelopmentExpand
  • GIS & MappingExpand
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  • Special Reports, Studies, and PlansExpand
  • Project Concept DevelopmentExpand
  • Professional Services ProcurementExpand
  • ResearchExpand
  • Zoning OrdinancesExpand
  • Training & EducationExpand