Planning and Development

The City of Covington's Planning and Development Department works to improve and maintain the quality of life for all of Covington's residents by protecting our natural environment and promoting health, safety and welfare through land use regulation and comprehensive planning.

Planning & Development Department
2194 Emory Street NW | Covington, GA 30014



Select the QR code in the image below or the link below to take the survey. You can also find more information about input meetings here.

Select Here for Comprehensive Plan Update Survey


Planning and Development is responsible for reviewing, permitting, licensing and inspecting all construction within the Covington city limits. In doing so, the Department enforces all relevant codes and ordinances, and provides technical assistance to the Mayor and Council as well as many of the City's Boards and Commissions.

The following services are offered by the Planning and Development Department:

  • Review and Issue Permits (Building, Fence, Signs, Yard Sale, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, etc.)
  • Inspections
  • Code Enforcement
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Occupation Taxes
  • Business Licenses
  • Plan Review
  • Historic Preservation

You may view the Covington Municipal Code of Ordinances HERE‚Äč.