Planning & Zoning Department
The Planning Department is dedicated to furthering Thomasville’s goals of diversifying its economy, increasing employment opportunities, celebrating its history and culture, improving the health of its residents, improving affordability, and upgrading its quality of life.
We focus on the design and implementation of high-quality ‘people first’ environments in Thomasville. Our areas of expertise include urban and regional planning, charrette facilitation, urban design, landscape architecture, and historic preservation.
Specifically, the Planning Department oversees the following activities:
- Development Proposals
- Area Plans and Concept Design
- Updates and revisions to Development Ordinances
- Charrettes / Visioning
- Development Review
- Housing and Community Development
- Historic Preservation
- Sustainability Initiatives
The Zoning Administrator is responsible for ensuring that all development within the City of Thomasville meets the City of Thomasville Municipal Code. Some of these regulations include the use of property and development standards, parking requirements, signage, and landscaping. The Zoning Admnistrator also provides support to several citizen committees and commissions and boards, including ARZA Board, Historic Preservation Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Tree and Landscape Committee.
If you are planning to subdivide a parcel, buy a property, build something new, open a new business, install a sign, add a fence, or remove a tree, it is important that you contact the Zoning Administrator in order to make sure that your project is in compliance with the codes reviewed by zoning.
What is Zoning?
The division of land within the City into separate districts within which uses are permitted, prohibited or permitted with conditions. Zoning Districts are established to promote compatible patterns of land use within the city. Zoning districts establish site development standards in order to maintain a consistent and compatible development pattern specific to each area. Within the City of Thomasville, there are sixteen separate zoning districts. Each district has a unique series of permitted uses. These uses are described in Chapter 22 of the City of Thomasville Municipal Code.
A tool used by the City to implement its Comprehensive Plan
A method to keep the land use equation consistent
- Architectural Review and Zoning Appeals Board
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- Historic Preservation Commission
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- Planning and Zoning Commission
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- Tree and Landscape Committee
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