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BOC Meeting
August 5
Planning & Zoning Board Meeting
August 14
Board of Assessors Meeting
August 19
Planning & Zoning Board Meeting
Welcome to the Official Madison County Georgia Government Web Site
Planning and Zoning

Telephone: 706-795-6340
Fax: 706-795-6354
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Email: lfortson@madisonco.us

About Us:

91 Albany Ave.

PO Box 510

Danielsville, GA. 30633


Planning & Zoning Director:  Linda Fortson

706-795-6341

lfortson@madisonco.us


Normal business hours are Monday- Friday 8:00 to 5:00.

 I am the only one in the office so you might would like to call before you come, just  to make sure that I am in. 

If you need help with permits you can see  Building Inspection. 

I am sorry for any problems this may cause.

Notice:

The office will close July 2 at 12:00

 The office will be closed on July 3 

The office will be closed on July 4 Holiday

The office will be closed on July 9, 10 & 11 

For permit questions please see Building Inspection or call 706-795-6350.

 


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For all properties located within a City Limits you will need to contact the City Hall.  We are County Only.                                                                      

Carlton:  706-797-3210           Colbert: 706-788-2311     Comer: 706-783-4552

Danielsville: 706-795-2189     Hull: 706-548-8843           Ila: 706-789-2244......


For all rezone applications pleae call and make an appointment, this does take about 20 to 30 minutes.

 


Members of the Planning & Zoning Board 2014


        The purpose of the Madison County Planning and Zoning Department is to help the Board of Commissioners decide on land use with the best long term interests of the county. The Planning and Zoning Department achieves this through community-driven long range planning and through the application of the county's land use regulations. The county's Comprehensive Plan serves as an overall guide for development in the county, while the Madison County Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, and Stormwater Ordinance provide specific details about how that development is to take place.

        Applications for the rezoning of property, for conditional uses, and for variances are accepted and reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Department, and are brought before the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Commissioners for review and approval. The Planning and Zoning Department also reviews  preliminary and final plats for approval by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Commissioners.


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Application Deadline and Meeting Dates 2014


Plat approval

  •  We now require 3 paper copies and 1 Cad file on disc of a plat for approval.  Most plats can be approved when brought in.  To make sure you may want to call first.  There is a $15.00 approval fee for these plats.  We also request that all city plats be brought in to have the Map and Parcel placed on the plat before recording, there is no fee for these plats.   We also ask the plates of existing parcels be brought in so that we can make sure that our mapping records are correct, there is no fee on these plats.  There are also new State requirements for recording plats.  There is a second disc that has to be created after I have stamped the plat, this would be called a TIFF File.  If the plat is not larger than11 x 17 I can creat that disc here in my office.  The charge for that disc is $10.00.

           Rezone plats have 1 year to be recorded! 

 

Steps for plat approval  

 


Click on the following link for a list of our fees:

Fee Schedule


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Need the zone of a property?  

With a map and parcel number, the following zoning book can be used to check the zoning of a particular piece of property. This is for general reference only and does not reflect any changes after the date below. The current and official version is in the Madison County Planning & Zoning Department.

Zoning Book 3/3/2014

  

 


 

District Maps  

Madison County is divided into 5 Commission Districts.

District Map  

Madison County Board of Commissioners

 


Future Land Use

  • The density parameters relate specifically to subdivision developments and do not apply to single parcel splits within rural residential areas.

  • Conservation subdivisions are appropriate in A2, RR, R1, R2, and R3 zones. Requests may be made to rezone to a more intensive classification (from A1/A2 to RR) to increase the lot yield for conservation subdivisions.

The Future Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan

The Future Land Use Map


2001 Comprehensive Plan

Madison County's 2001 Comprehensive Plan can be accessed by the following web address below. You may find some documents useful in PDF format or maps in JPEG

  • Water Systems
  • Sewer Systems
  • Existing Land Use

2001 Comprehensive Plan can be found at the site Department of Community Affairs

http://www.dca.state.ga.us/development/PlanningQualityGrowth/programs/currentplans.asp

Short Term Work Program   Adopted 8/27/2012


Area, Yard, and Height Requirements

Click on the following link for a table of area, yard, and height requirements with setbacks for buildings and structures in our county:

Area, Yard, and Height Requirements

Additional Setbacks:

  • Wells and septic are regulated by the Madison County Health Department. 
  • Chicken houses - 200' from property line (90' from center line of road and 400' from any home other than the owner).
  • Storage buildings - the same as the above table for Area, Yard, and Height Requirements.
  • Swimming pools - 10' from the property line.
  • Signs - 70' from centerline and 5' from ROW on Federal and State roads; 60' from centerline and 5' from ROW on County roads; If the sign is not on the subject's property, the ROW is determined by the property's zoning classification.
  • Fences, walls, shrubbery, or other obstructions to vision - anything 2.5' to 15' above the finished grade of streets cannot be within 20' of the intersection of the rights-of-way lines of streets or railroads (8.4.3).

General Information

  • Pre-owned mobile homes have new guidlines so please check with Planning & Zoning or Building Inspection for details. 
  • You do not have to have 5 ac. for a mobile home, it is treated the same as a site built home.  The lot size depends on the zone of the property.  If it is any existing lot, you will need to be able to meet  the property set backs.
  • Campers can only be used as a residence when you have a active permit for building a home.
  • It is required to have at least 1 ac. per horse or cow.
  • A private drive or easement can only serve four lots.
  • Only 1 single-family dwelling will be allowed on a lot, unless otherwise permitted by zoning, such as medical hardships, caretakers, and accessory dwelling units.
  • Property can only be split 3 times for a total of 4 lots within a 3 year period, without falling into major subdivision regulations.
  • Any structure that is used for a residence, office or business that is 100 sq. ft. or larger must be permitted.
  • Any accessory building such as a storage building smaller than 288 sq. ft. does not have to permitted.  If you are adding electrical you must get an electrical permit.
  • Commercial buildings under 5,000 sq. ft. are not required to have building planes but are required to have a site plan. 

           Chicken House Requirements   


Political Sign!     

Section 10.9: Permitted in A-1, A-2, RR, R-1, R-2, R-3

Political signs, nonilluminated, not to exceed eight sq. ft. of area.

Maximum height for A-1, A-2, & RR is 20'.

Maximum height for R-1, R-2, & R-3, is 5'.

Political signs are not permitted in B & I zones.

 

THE LARGEST A POLITICAL SIGN CAN BE IS 8 SQ. FT.

YOU CAN FIND THIS ON PAGE 10-9 OF THE MADISON COUNTY ZONING ORDINACE.


Zoning Classifaction Summary

The following information is provided for reference only, and is not the official version of the Madison County Zoning Ordinance. The official version can be obtained in the Madison County Planning and Zoning Department.

Madison County Zoning Ordinance  Codified 12/2/2013       

Adoption page:12/2/2013

Amendments for 2008!  

Political Signs 4/30/08

Mobile Home Skirting 6/23/08

Approved changes 8/25/08

Accessory Dwelling Unit 8/25/08

Definitions 8/25/08

Streams and Rivers 8/25/08

Set back on private drives and easements 8/25/08

Application for permits 8/25/08

Plats for rezoned parcel splits 8/25/08

Definition of Kennels 11-24-08

Amendments for 2009! 

Inert Landfill 4-6-09

Home Occupations 4-6-09

New Sign Ord. 5-4-09

Outdoor Storage 6-1-09

In-Home Child Care 9-8-09

Manufactured Mobile Units 9-8-09

Building Permits 9-8-09

Septic tanks on strams, and river 10-5-09

Section 7.14.4.1 (d) and (e) deleted 10-5-09

Section 7.12.7.1 & 7.12.7.2 (Septics)Stream and River Buffers 10-5-09

Section 7.14.1 Impervious Surface 11-2-09

Section 9.1.3.1 Age of mobile home 12-7-09

Section 9.1.3.6     Hardship Waiver 12-7-09

Section 7.12.7.2 Stream and River setbacks 12-7-09

Amendments 2010! 

Section 7.3.1.4 Farm animals in an RR Zone 1-4-10

Section 14.3.8.2 Failure of the Applicant 1-4-10

Section 12.3.4 Commercial and Public Assembly Site Plan 5-3-10

Section 12.3.5 Commercial buildings 5-3-10

Section 12.4 construction Progress 5-3-10

Section 9.1.3.6 medical hardship M.H. age  9-7-10
Section 9.1.3.1 M.H. age 9-7-10
Section 9.1.3.1 (a) M.H. Safety and Health Inspection  9-7-10
Section 9.14 Non-Operating Vehicles in Residential Zones  9-7-10
Section 9.20 Sanitary Systems 10-4-10
Amendments 2012! 
Section 7.3.2.5 and Section 7.5.2.5 are deleted  1/9/12
Section 7.4.2.1 is now deleted and replaced with 7.4.1.10     1/9/12
Section 7.5.2.1 is now deleted and replaced with 7.5.1.12    1/9/12
Section 7.6.2.1 is now deleted and replaced with 7.6.1.15   1/9/12
Section 7.3.2.3 is now deleted and replaced with 7.3.1.14   1/9/12
Section 7.1.1.20 private school in A-1   1/9/12
Section 7.2.2.4 private school in A-2   1/9/12
Section 7.7.1.35 private schools in B-1  1/9/12
Section 7.8.1.75 private schools in B-2   1/9/12
Adding changes to Permitted Use Chart in Article VII  1/9/12
Section 8.6 Recreational Vehicles as a Temporary Residence 2/6/12
Section 10.9 (8) Political signs  4/2/12
Amendments 2013! 
Section 6.1.4 a Nonconforming lot for rezone 1/7/2013
Section 6.2.3.7 Fencing in a B zone 1/7/2013
Section 7.7 B-Business District 1/7/2013
Article VII Use Chart 1/7/2013
B-1 and B-2 are to be deleted and replaced by B-Business District in the Zoning Ordinance  1/7/2013

Amending zoning map and deleting B-1 and B-2 to B  1/7/2013

Section 9.21 Manufactured Mobile Units  Amended  2/11/2013

Amendment to A1, A2, and RR for Respite Homes  3/4/2013

Section 6.2.3.5 Parking Lots   3/4/2013

Section 11.1.1 Area Var.   3/4/2013

Article VIII Minimum side setback to 15' 4/1/2013

Section 12.3.3 GADOT letter May 6, 2013

Amendment to Article III Definitions  Aug. 5, 2013

Amendment to Article VII  Zoning chart   Aug. 5, 2013

Section 7.12 WP Watershed Protection District   Aug. 5, 2013

Article X  Signs and Billboards   Aug. 5, 2013

 

Amendments 2014 

Section 9.22 Solar Farms    May 5, 2014

 

 


The following information is provided for reference only, and is not the official version of the Madison County Subdivision Regulations. The official version can be obtained in the Madison County Planning and Zoning Department.

  • There is a 1000 feet pipeline buffer for wells in subdivisions.

Madison County Subdivision Regulations 1-4-2010  

Subdivision Amendment for 2008!    

Wells and Well Lots in a Subdivision 2/25/08

Subdivision Amendments for 2009!    

Conservation Subdivision Section 4.17.4    5/4/09

Final Plat requirements 10/5/09


Madison County Development Standards Program (Section 5.3 of the Subdivision Regulations)

Required Utility Layout for Major Subdivisions with lots of 3 acres or less (Appendix 2)

Preliminary Plat Questionnaire

Preliminary Plat Review

Final Plat Questionnaire


    The following information is provided for reference only, and is not the official version of the Madison County Mobile Home Park Regulations. The official version can be obtained in the Madison County Planning & Zoning Department.

    Stormwater Ordinance  Adopted 2/27/2006

    Manufactured Home Park Regulations   Codified 11/4/2013 


     

     

    OPEN RECORDS REQUEST

    1.  The County clerk is designated as the Open Records Officer to act    for Madison County and all of its related and subsidiary entities as defined in the Act,

    2.  All requests for records made under the Act directed to the County shall be made in writing to the Open Records Officer.


    Feel Free To Drop By The Office Any Time!

    Hope You Have A Wonderful Day!





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