Planning & Zoning

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The goal of the Planning and Zoning Division is to ensure the County’s growth is orderly and in conformance with the Comprehensive Plan, planning principals and policies, and that implementing that plan and administering and enforcing zoning and property maintenance is done in a professional and cost effective manner.

The Planning and Zoning Division strives to administer the local Zoning Ordinance to ensure land uses are compatible with each other and as a tool in implementing the Comprehensive Plan. Through Code Enforcement the Division administers property maintenance, zoning violations and nuisances.

Areas of responsibility are:

  • Interact with citizens, businesses, developers to assist with the understanding and implementing of the Bartow County Zoning Ordinance.
  • Review various applications, site plans, etc. for compliance with Bartow County Ordinances.
  • Coordinate the review of all rezoning, conditional use permits, variances, and administrative variances with appropriate departments and other related agencies.
  • Inspect the applicable sites to ensure complete review of applications.
  • Prepare various reports, packages, and presentations for the Planning Commission, Board of Appeals, Bartow County Commissioner, and public review.
  • Communicate the appropriate process and review with all interested parties.
  • Acknowledge decision of appropriate Boards and ensure records reflect accordingly.
  • Maintain and update the County’s comprehensive plans and participate in the development of plan implementation strategies. 


  View the Bartow County Future Land Use Map, or visit the GIS Department's map portal.

So that we can better serve you, please have the following information available when contacting our office (if applicable): 

  • Tax Assessor's Parcel Identification Number (click HERE to visit Tax Assessor's on-line maps)
  • Land Lot, District & Section
  • Address and/or property owner’s name
Comprehensive Plan
Hearing Calendars
Hearing Results
Report a Violation
Upcoming Public Hearing
Zoning Ordinance
Zoning Documents, Fees and Forms


Brandon Johnson
Zoning Administrator

 135 West Cherokee Avenue
Cartersville, Georgia 30120
1st Floor - Suite 124

Phone: 770-387-5007
Fax: 770-387-5644

 Business Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m., excluding holidays