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Development Permits

At Fortson, Bentley and Griffin, our real estate attorneys routinely assist our clients in the Athens area and throughout Northeast Georgia in obtaining a variety of development permits needed for the proper development of real property.

Construction or land-disturbance activities require certain approvals and permits from various municipal, county and state authorities. Obtaining these approvals and permits necessitates a firm understanding of local zoning, subdivision and land use ordinances and regulations, as well as the processes and procedures involved with such ordinances and regulations.

While permitting requirements vary greatly among municipalities and counties, the process typically requires an application, and an intensive plan review, and comment and implementation phases. During this plan review phase, site plans, architectural plans, and civil engineering plans are examined by local governing authorities for compliance with local regulations. This plan review can include an analysis of building height and setbacks, landscaping design, water and utility design, drainage, signage, driveways and parking, and access for emergency services.

At FB&G, we seek to maintain strong professional relationships with local officials, which can assist in facilitating the resolution of issues in a timely manner. Our attorneys are thoroughly familiar with the local land development permitting process, and, due to our firm’s historical presence in the community, we are well positioned to assist clients with land development permits in the Athens area and throughout the state of Georgia.

If you are seeking experienced legal representation for land use and zoning matters please contact us online or by telephone at 706-548-1151 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys.