Dawson County Planning and Development

Planning and Development photo Rachel Burton, Planning and Development Director

25 Justice Way, Suite 2322
Dawsonville, GA 30534

Contact:

(706) 344-3500 phone
(706) 344-3501 phone

Contact by email

Office Hours:

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

Staff

Rachel Burton, Director
(706) 344-3500 x42337 phone                    

Diane Callahan, Office Manager
(706) 344-3500 x42255 phone

Jason Holbrook, Senior Building Inspector
(706) 344-3500 x42257 phone

Margaret Honn, Business License Technician
(706) 344-3500 x42256 phone

Niki McCall, Zoning Administrator
(706) 344-3500 x42335 phone

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.