Planning & Development
The City of Duluth Department of Planning and Development strives to maintain and promote the health, safety, morals, convenience, order, prosperity, and general welfare of the present and future citizens of the City. The Department performs these duties with the assistance of the City’s Code of Ordinances, the elected officials, citizens, developers, builders, city employees and sometimes the expertise of outside agencies. In order to maintain the flavor of “old” and “new” Duluth, various professional and technical tools are employed. A great deal of coordination and cooperation is involved to handle delicate issues and situations the Department faces on a daily basis. The Department must make difficult decisions while ensuring domestic tranquility for the citizens of the City. The objectives of the Department include maintaining a balance between controlled growth, balanced development, a favorable quality of life; while instilling community pride.
In addition, the Department enforces zoning laws, administers applications for land use changes and modifications, insures site and hydrology compliance, conducts public hearings and meetings, conducts building inspections, provides customer service, and handles development related issues with developers, engineers, architects, builders, and the general public. The Department coordinates efforts with other government agencies at the county, state and federal levels. The Department also oversees the City’s Comprehensive plan and is in the process of implementing the GIS mapping program.
Permitting Information and Process (signs, buildings, development, etc.)
Road Closure Info(Gwinnett Co. DOT projects only)
Road Project Information (downtown area only)
Streets List (with Subdivisions)