The Planning and Development department is made up of six divisions. Each division within the department serves the needs of local residents, businesses, and/or developers in obtaining necessary permits. Whether you are looking to rezone your property, build a house, apply for a land disturbance permit, acquire a business license, or request an alcohol permit we are able to assist you with any of these requests.
The GHMPO is responsible for conducting the federally mandated transportation planning process for the Gainesville Urbanized Area and portions of the Atlanta Urbanized Area.
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Division
The GIS Division is responsible for updating and maintaining a variety of data layers, develops and maintains the county's spatial databases, and provides mapping and data services to local government departments and staff.
Long Range Planning Division
The Long Range Planning Division is responsible for managing the rezoning, plat, conditional use and home occupation permit processes. In addition, it oversees policy and code changes as reflected in the Hall County Comprehensive Plan.