Located in established 100 yr flood plain?
Project Description
Application Type *
Interior or Exterior?
Has this change already occurred?
IMPORTANT
Zoning Intake Form
Survey
Business already operating at this location?
For use in a new or existing structure?
Please note, you must select a valid address from the search results in order for the MBPZ to process your application. If the results do not populate the address you are searching for, please email intake@mbpz.org. Selecting an invalid address may result in your application being denied. *
Address *
Map/Parcel Number
Will signage be added/changed on property?
Property Details
With this application you are·required to submit one (1) copy of a current survey/plot plan/site plan and one (1) set of architectural plans. Surveys must show the existing conditions and exact location of physical features including metes and bounds, drainage, waterways, specific utility locations and easements, all drawn to scale. All surveys must be prepared by a land surveyor (signed/sealed). Architectural plans must show Zoning data existing and proposed setbacks
Off-Street Parking spaces
Zoning District
200 Cherry Street, Suite 301
Macon, GA 31201
(478) 751-7460
intake@mbpz.org
Please search by address
Project End Date
New construction?
Property on public sewer or septic tank?
Describe in detail the activity or activities to be conducted on the premises, including in the principle building and any accessory activities to be conducted in any accessory building(s) and on the grounds of the property. (.i.e. any new construction - interior or exterior, any sewer connections.) *
Creek/Stream/Major Drainage way on property?
Project Start Date
  • Applicant
  • Adult Entertainment Establishment
  • Commercial, Industrial, Institutional
  • Compliance Verification
  • Day Care Center
  • Day Care Home
  • Home Occupation
  • Manufactured Homes
  • Multi-Family/Cluster Housing
  • Single-Family Dwelling, Etc
  • Telecommunications
  • Other Type
  • Rezoning
  • Variances
  • Premise Details
  • Contractor + Architect + Engineer
  • Building Requirements
  • Upload Files
City, State, ZIP *
Phone Number
Address
Last Name
Phone Number
Are applicant details different from the owner's details? If 'Yes' you must fill out the applicant details below *
Email *
Property and Owner Details
Applicant Details
(Only if applicant is not owner) *
Complete Name *
State
City
Email
Mailing Address *
ZIP
Business Name
First Name
(E) Landscape Plan
Retail
(D) The location of all parking and any outside storage areas
At least 750 feet from any dwelling unit; college or university; any bar, tavern saloon, nightclub, or any place where alcohol is sold for consumption on premises, including restaurants; liquor store, package store, or any other establishment where alcohol packaged to go is the primary source of revenue; hospitals or other medical care facilities, including doctor's offices; grocery stores.
At least 750 feet from another adult entertainment establishment in a C-4, M-2, M-3, or PDI districts.
At least 1000 feet from any church or other place of worship; public or private park or recreation area; school, day care center, kindergarten, or playschool; public or private library; or orphanage.
At least 250 feet from another adult entertainment establishment in an SC district.
Food
(A) The shape of the entire lot(s), including the location of streets of adjacent to the property.
Does your application include a field survey prepared by a surveyor licensed in the State of Georgia that certifies to the following requirements:
How many seats will be provided?
At least 500 feet from any historic district, locally zoned or included on the National Register of Historic Places; any CBD-1 or CBD-2 district.
Does this use:
If this application is for a New Construction, provide a drawing that shows the following information (under Attachments):
(B) The location of all buildings, existing and proposed, including the setbacks of each building from the property lines.
Adult Entertainment Establishment
(C) The location of any streams, creeks, or easements.
PLEASE NOTE: This application applies to the construction on and use of a commercial, industrial, or institutional property. If signage is required, please alert staff and they will assist with the separate signage application. Signage is NOT permitted under THIS application.
Dept of Agriculture
PLEASE NOTE: This application applies to the construction on and use of a commercial, industrial, or institutional property. If signage is required, please alert staff and they will assist with the separate signage application. Signage is NOT permitted under THIS application.
If application is for a restaurant, please check approvals you have received:
If this application is for a New Construction, provide a drawing that shows the following information (under Attachments):
(A) The shape of the entire lot(s), including the location of streets of adjacent to the property.
(B) The location of all buildings, existing and proposed, including the setbacks of each building from the property lines.
Commercial, Industrial or Institutional Use
(D) The location of all parking and any outside storage areas
Please specify structure Height, Sqft and/or Acre information under Premise Details
Water Authority
Will there be a face change on any exisiting sign?
Health Dept
If this application is for a church or restaurant, how many seats will be provided?
(C) The location of any streams, creeks, or easements.
Business Name
If No, please provide the original location:
If Yes, when?
Has ownership changed?
Do you have the original zoning permit #?
When did the business open at the specified address?
Compliance Verification
Is this the original location of the business?
If Yes, please provide:
If YES, explain:
Will you have employees?
(C) The location of any streams, creeks, or easements.
(D) The location of all parking and any outside storage areas
(Please specify building setbacks under Building Requirements)
Child Age Range
PLEASE NOTE: This application applies to the construction on and use of a commercial, industrial, or institutional property. If signage is required, please alert staff and they will assist with the separate signage application. Signage is NOT permitted under THIS application.
Hours of Operation
# of Children
Days of Operation
(A) The shape of the entire lot(s), including the location of streets of adjacent to the property.
Outside play area fenced?
(B) The location of all buildings, existing and proposed, including the setbacks of each building from the property lines.
Day Care Center
If this application is for a New Construction, provide a drawing that shows the following information (under Attachments):
Hours of Operation
Is property a single family detached dwelling?
(C) The location of any streams, creeks, or easements.
Will you have employees?
PLEASE NOTE: This application applies to the construction on and use of a commercial, industrial, or institutional property. If signage is required, please alert staff and they will assist with the separate signage application. Signage is NOT permitted under THIS application.
Day Care Home
Outside play area fenced?
# of Children
If YES, explain:
(B) The location of all buildings, existing and proposed, including the setbacks of each building from the property lines.
Child Age Range
If this application is for a New Construction, provide a drawing that shows the following information (under Attachments):
Is this your primary residence?
(D) The location of all parking and any outside storage areas
Any permanent residents under 17 yrs?
Days of Operation
(A) The shape of the entire lot(s), including the location of streets of adjacent to the property.
Will your work involve phone/internet use?
If YES, please explain:
(Please specify Floor Area information under Building Requirements)
Will goods and/or materials be stored in the house for the proposed home occupation?
Home open to public during hrs of operation?
How many square feet of the floor area of home will this home occupation use?
Do you own or rent the dwelling in which the home occupation is to occur?
Please Read Carefully Before Completing the Following Questions
No person may conduct any business operations from residences within the Macon-Bibb unless approved by the Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning Commission. You are applying for a Certificate of Zoning Compliance (permit). You must obtain this permit before any Business License will be issued. The operation of any business from the home without obtaining a Zoning Compliance is a misdemeanor and punishable by law. Inaccurate answers will be grounds for the immediate revocation of any permit.
Home Occupation
Persons other than family at home working?
Home placed on masonry foundation?
Model Name or #
Will at least 18 inches of crawl space be maintained under the home?
Foundation Skirting Material
(A) The shape and dimensions of the entire lot on which the manufactured home is to be placed. Include all adjacent streets.
Is this property in a manufactured home park?
Home located w/in 30 ft of another structure?
(C) The location of any existing structures, streams, creeks, or easements.
Pitch Slope Roof
Provide a sketch that shows the following (under Attachments): *
Exterior Siding Type
(Please specify Porch and/or Deck dimensions under Building Details)
Year home was built
Manufactured Homes
Are the hitches/axles going to be removed?
Roof Material
(B) The proposed location of the home on the lot, showing the number of feet between the home and all property lines and any existing structures. Include all decks, porches and accessory or outbuildings.
What is the lot # where home is to be placed?
If YES, what is the name of the park?
If YES, what is the distance from the existing homes to the proposed homes?
Any existing manufactured homes in the area?
Is there an existing dwelling (site built/manufactured) on the property?
Two or More Bedrooms
(Please specify property size details under Building Requirements)
One Bedroom
(A) The shape of the entire lot(s), including the location of streets of adjacent to the property.
Please provide a drawing that shows the following information (under Attachments):
(D) The location of all parking and any outside storage areas
Efficiencies
(C) The location of any streams, creeks, or easements.
(B) The location of all buildings, existing and proposed, including the setbacks of each building from the property lines.
Multi-Family or Cluster Housing
PLEASE NOTE: This application applies to the construction on and use of a commercial, industrial, or institutional property. If signage is required, please alert staff and they will assist with the separate signage application. Signage is NOT permitted under THIS application.
Units Proposed
(B) The location of all buildings, existing and proposed, including the setbacks of each building from the property lines.
Building Addition
PLEASE NOTE: Septic Tank approval from the Health Department is required for all new construction projects not connected to the public sewer.
(C) The location of any streams, creeks, or easements.
New Duplex
New Single-Family Dwelling
Application is for:
Swimming Pool
Please provide a drawing that shows the following information (under Attachments):*
Single-Family Dwelling, Building Addition, Accessory Building, Swimming Pool, or Duplex
What is the height of proposed dwelling measured from the ground to ridge line of the roof?
(A) The shape of the entire lot(s), including the location of streets of adjacent to the property.
Accessory Building
Fence
What color is the tower/antenna?
Which of the following items accompany application?
Floodplain, state waters, or wetlands
Surveyor certification of distance to other towers
Has an engineer certified the structural integrity of the tower /antenna load capabilities?
Area containing endangered species
Historic District
Narrative explanation of proposal
Is an equipment cabinet or shelter proposed as part of this application?
Computer generated simulation of a to-sclae representation of the tower or antenna
Residential Structure on this property?
Has a Georgia Registered Land Surveyor certified the distance of the proposed tower to existing towers?
What is the tower type?
If Other, please specify:
Does the tower exceed the acceptable RF limits as mandated by the FCC? (800-900 MH for cellular communication towers, 1800-1900 MH for PCS)
Is this application for:
Has an engineer certified that the tower will fall within the required setback area if failure occurs?
Map displaying existing and proposed coverage areas
Telecommunication Towers and Antennas
Does the proposed tower affect any of the following areas?
Cabinet Sqft
Wildlife area
Information on proposed equipment cabinets including site plan with proposed setbacks and cabinet height
Residential district that will call for high visibility white lights
Indian religious sites
Information on the location, type and intensity of lighting for the tower
Can Accommodate
If Yes, Cabinet Height
Landscape
Wildlife preserve
Current # of Users?
Site plan indicating fencing location, type, and height
Engineer certification of fall area and setbacks
Please provide a drawing that shows the following information (under Attachments):*
This application is for what type of zoning request?
(D) Other necessary documents pertaining to your zoning request.
(A) The shape of the entire lot(s), including the location of streets of adjacent to the property.
Other Zoning Type
Please provide a description of the proposed use for this zoning request:
What is the purpose for this zoning request?
(C) The location of any streams, creeks, or easements.
(B) The location of all buildings, existing and proposed, including the setbacks of each building from the property lines.
Rezoning Type *
(Please specify Current/Proposed Zoning and Acres under Premise Details)
Request to Rezone Property
Current use of the property:
DISCLAIMER
Proposed use of the property:
By signing at submission, the applicant certifies that this application and supporting documentation furnished in addition and pursuant to this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. While the staff of the Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning Commission will endeavor to ensure that this application is processed and reviewed in accordance with all rights for procedural due process guaranteed under the law, the applicant assumes full responsibility for the reliability of the information which is required by this application. Any inaccuracies in the information presented by the applicant may hinder the review of the application and may diminish the ability for the applicant’s request to be assessed properly. Granting of the requested zoning classification does not grant the applicant all development rights prescribed within the zoning district. Subsequent permitting, site plan review, and plat review may limit the ability to construct allowable land uses or to construct allowable land uses to the maximum intensity and/or density of the approved zoning district. All proposed development shall be subject to regulations contained in the Comprehensive Land Development Resolution and any other applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
Is the proposed variance to correct a violation or other situation in which the objective of the violation is already in place?
(A) The violation cannot be reasonably remedied by any other means
(B) Such Variance is the minimum reasonably necessary to overcome the aforesaid exceptional conditions;
(D) Such variance will not be detrimental to the use and enjoyment of adjoining or neighboring properties. These provisions, however, shall not permit the Commission to grant any variance to any setback or yard requirements for the proposed property zoned for commercial or industrial purposed when such property abuts or immediately adjoins any property zoned for residential purposes unless such residential property is proposed for commercial or industrial use on the comprehensive land development plan.
(D) The violator has not previously requested and been granted a variance under the provisions of this subsection, except that this provision shall not apply if the violator can establish that such previous violation was the result of an accident or other excusable cause.
(A) The shape of the entire lot(s), including the location of streets identified;
(A) By reason of exception narrowness, shallowness, shape, topographical conditions, or other extraordinary situations or conditions peculiar to a specific parcel of property, the strict application of these regulations would result in peculiar or unusual, practical difficulties to or the exceptional or undue hardship upon the owner of such property;
(B) The act creating the violation was not deliberate, intentional, or the result of gross negligence;
Please provide JUSTIFICATION FOR APPROVAL Section 27.11 of the Comprehensive Land Development Resolution for the City of Macon and Bibb County, Georgia contains conditions that the Commission considers in granting variances. Please check those conditions related to your variance request AND provide further explanation of how each condition applies on a separate sheet of paper (under the Attachments section of this application).

Section 27.11- Variances

[1] The Commission is hereby authorized to grant variances from the strict application of this resolution upon proof by a preponderance of the evident that:
What are the total # of signs being requested for this variance? (if applicable)
Variances
[2] Variances cannot be granted for use of land or structures not permitted or prohibited, or to increase the density of development for a tract of land beyond that permitted by the zoning district.
[3] If the hardship invoking the provisions of this section was the result of the applicant’s intentional disregard or willful failure to comply with the terms of this Resolution, the Commission may refuse to grant a variance.
[4] A variance cannot be granted to cure a violation of this resolution unless and until the Commission finds as a fact:
Please provide a drawing that shows the following information (under Attachments):*
What types of Variances are proposed? (Please be specific)
(C) Such variance can be granted without substantial impairment to the intent, purpose, and integrity of this resolution and/or the comprehensive plan or other master plan adopted for the property; and
Is this Variance request for a Single Family Residence?
(B) The location of all buildings and signage, existing and proposed, indicating setbacks from each property line.
(C) Such Variance can be granted without substantial impairment to the intent and purpose of this resolution and will not be detrimental to the use and enjoyment of adjoining or neighboring properties; and
(C) Streams, easements, proposed/ existing grades, or other features which would limit developing the property in compliance with applicable regulations.
Proposed
Width
(if applicable)
Area
Frontage
Total # of Acres
Variance
Existing (Current)
Lot Size or Area Requirements
Required
Depth
Address
Email
City
Is the contractor the same as owner?
Contact Phone Number
Engineer Details
Email
Contractor Contact Name
City
ZIP
Address
Name
State
City
State
Email
State
Name
Address
Phone Number
ZIP
Contact Phone Number
Architect Details
ZIP
Contractor Details
Bldg. Height
Side Setback ( L )
Exisiting
Stories
Existing Sq. Ft.
Coverage sq. ft.
Variance
Bldg. Height
Required
Variance Sq. Ft.
Side Setback ( L )
Building Requirements - Accessory Building #1
Coverage sq. ft.
Variance
Bldg. Height
Other Impervious Surface
Stories
Rear Setback
Variance
Required
Required
Exisiting
Side Setback ( R )
Proposed Sq. Ft.
Proposed
Side Setback ( R )
Building Requirements - Accessory Building #2
Proposed
Front Setback
Building Requirements - Principal Building
Variance
Proposed
Required
Coverage sq. ft.
Front Setback
Existing
Side Setback ( R )
Rear Setback
Side Setback ( L )
Stories
Proposed
Existing
Proposed
Rear Setback
Required
Front Setback
Total Impervious Coverage
Bldg. Cov. %
Permitted Sq. Ft.
Exisiting
Coverage sq. ft.
Type Full Name :
Sign With Hand
Acknowledgement
Attachments
Please provide all necessary documents below. Select files to attach. *
This application does not violate any restrictive covenants applicable to the property and all statements are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. I realize that distances should be exact and if errors result in a violation of zoning regulations, then the structure will have to be removed. As applicant, I hereby grant permission for Planning and Zoning personnel to enter upon and inspect the property for all purposes allowed and required by the Comprehensive Land Development Resolution for Macon-Bibb County, Georgia. I hereby attest that I am the owner of the referenced property or have permission from the owner to make this application.
Applicant Signature *