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Planning Department

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Barry Edgar     Planning Director
     Barry Edgar


    (678) 425-6812



City Hall Annex
23 North Jackson Street
Winder, GA 30680

Planning Office: (770) 867-3510

Planning Department Mission Statement

The City of Winder Planning Department is tasked with the responsibility of administering the City of Winder's Zoning and Development Regulations. The department maintains a zoning map of all zoning categories within the city, and answers all zoning and development questions from developers, the general public and other government employees.

The Planning Department is also responsible for the administration and coordination of the development review process. This process consists of the various city departments responsible for all local codes and regulations pertaining to land development as well as building construction prior to authorization of construction activities.

Please contact the City of Winder Planning Department for detailed information on the development review process and requirements for submittals.

All applications for annexations, rezones, variances and conditional uses must be submitted to the Planning Department and is required to go before the Planning Board and Winder City Council for review and recommendations. All applications must be complete and submitted to the Planning Department no later than 5:00 pm on the submittal deadline date. Please call the Planning Department for a list of all submittal deadlines and the corresponding Planning Board and Winder City Council meeting dates.