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Community Development Services
The mission of the Community Development Department is to provide for the highest quality of life for the city's residents by employing the best principles and practices for land development, affordable housing provision, and appropriate building design in order to preserve our unique community character, while providing excellence in customer service with honesty, integrity, foresight, compassion, fairness and transparency as we seek to create a sustainable environment for future generations.
Planning and Zoning Division
The Planning and Zoning Division is involved in myriad services from initial development review procedures to long-range planning activities. The division administers the Comprehensive Master Plan, and the Railroad District Metropolitan Redevelopment Area Plan.
Are you thinking about replacing your fence, installing a storage shed, building a carport, or widening your driveway? If so, and you live in the city, you likely need to obtain a permit. Please learn more about when a permit is required.
Information about permitting and other requirements for specific projects is available in the following articles of the Community Development "Proper Permitting and Planning" series.
- Article 1: Fences and Walls
- Article 2: Storage Sheds, Workshops and Accessory Structures
- Article 3: Carports and Garages
- Article 4: Porches, Patio Covers and Additions
- Article 5: Remodels
- Article 6: Sidewalks and Curb Cuts
Residential PermitsTake a full look at the available permits for residential uses and to download the right forms by following this link to Residential Permits. For more building permits continue to scroll.
Permits relative to restaurant seating during pandemic restrictions
Temporary Outdoor Use Area Permit
Placement Permit for Accessory Structure
Planning & Zoning Commission
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Please feel free to contact the Planning & Zoning Division about any application submissions prior to doing so if you have any questions.
Code Enforcement Division
The Code Enforcement Division works to ensure Roswell remains a desirable place to live and do business by enforcing city codes that promote the health, safety and welfare of all citizens.
What is Code Enforcement?
Code Enforcement officers work with residents, businesses and other organizations to:
- Empower our community through education and awareness of city ordinances
- Facilitate compliance with city ordinances
- Develop outreach programs
- Initiate special programs targeting specific problems
Enforcement includes ordinances dealing with:
- Inoperable vehicles
- Obstruction of streets and sidewalks
- Recreational vehicles
Information on these and other topics can be found in the city ordinances. Citizens can report potential violations by calling 575-637-6280.
Notice of Potential Code Violation Form
The Building Division is charged with ensuring construction is done appropriately and to the International Building Code. The Building Division issues permits for Building, Electrical, Plumbing/Mechanical, Homeowner Plumbing, and Re-roofing. These applications are available below.
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