The Community Development Department is in charge of employing the best principles and practices for land development, affordable housing provision and appropriate building design in order to preserve the local unique community character. There are divisions that include Planning & Zoning, Permitting, and Code Enforcement.
Planning & Zoning Division
The Planning & Zoning Division is involved in a myriad of 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.
Article 1: Fences and Walls
Article 2: Storage Sheds, Workshops and Accessory Structures
Article 3: Carports and Garages
Article 5: Remodels
Article 6: Sidewalks and Curb Cuts
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
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 that 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.
Business License Division
Business Licensing is charged with issuing business licenses for new business and renewals of previously issued licenses. These applications are available below.