Community Development

Welcome to the City of Norcross Community Development Department. The goal of the Community Development Department is to promote and protect the city through the use of planning and development practices while providing professional and efficient customer service.


The Community Development Department is responsible for working with:

  • Boards and commissions
  • The citizens of Norcross
  • The development community
  • The elected officials

The department manages:

  • Building construction
  • Comprehensive Plan Amendments
  • Current and long-range planning
  • Design and Construction of Grant Funded Projects
  • Land development
  • Permitting
  • Zoning

Community Development office also acts as staff to the:

  • Planning and Zoning Board
  • Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Tree Board
  • Architectural Review Board
  • Sustainable Norcross Commission
  • Historic Preservation Commission

Board Calendars, Application Deadlines and Fee Schedules

Fee Schedule

2023 Application Schedule

Change of Occupancy 

In an effort to still provide top-notch customer service, the Community Development and Planning Department, along with partner ePlan Solution, have developed the attached process for requesting a Change of Occupancy. If you need to request a Change of Occupancy, you may follow the directions in the COA Walkthru form attached and submit requests via this portal. See the full Business License Packet for all instructions on additional information that needs to be submitted as well as how to request inspections.

Change of Occupancy and Business License Registration Application Packet (Commercial & Home-Based)