Planning & Zoning

The Planning Division of the Augusta Planning & Development Department manages the Comprehensive Planning and Zoning functions within Augusta government.

Comprehensive Planning

Develop, maintain, and implement the Comprehensive Plan that is the holistic blueprint for growth and land use development in Richmond County.


The Division administers the local Zoning Ordinance to ensure that land uses are compatible with each other and as a tool in implementing the Comprehensive Plan.

Development Administration

The Division is the clearinghouse for review and approval of all land development projects.