Dawson County Planning and Development

Planning and Development photo David McKee, Planning and Development Director

25 Justice Way, Suite 2322
Dawsonville, GA 30534


(706) 344-3500

Contact by email

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Our Mission

"Employing the highest ethical standards, the Planning and Development department shapes the built environment of Dawson County through innovative planning & managed growth, continuing the County's town lifestyle and rural traditions."

To accomodate the many challenges of change in Dawson County, our leaders have taken the lead role in promoting a high quality Planning and Development department.  This department is the proactive vehicle for directing growth within the county.  Beginning with the establishment of zoning and land use regulations in 1985, planning and development has been actively involved in pursuing a common vision for the county. 

The department is divided into separate divisions which work together to form a unique tool to both promote and control growth and economic development.  These divisions are Planning and Zoning, Building Permitting and Inspections.  Coupled with our valued administrative personnel we provide an excellent team of experience and customer service to the county.  We look forward to working together for a better community.

Important Impact Fee Announcement:

Impact Fee Announcement
This file includes important information regarding the suspension of impact fees in Dawson County. This change was approved by the Board of Commissioners on May 21, 2009.




Planning and Development Staff

David McKee, Director
Ext. 42337                      

Diane Callahan, Office Manager
Ext. 42255

Jason Holbrook, Senior Building Inspector
Ext. 42257

Margaret Honn, Business License Technician
Ext. 42256

Rachel Burton, RLA, Zoning Administrator
Ext. 42335