Planning & Zoning

The Department of Planning and Zoning is responsible for providing professional expertise in all areas and divisions of Planning, Zoning, Development Review, Permitting, Inspections, Code Enforcement, and Floodplain Management within the City of Richmond Hill. 

Our goal is to ensure that Richmond Hill continues to be the best place to live, work, and play by encouraging responsible growth and development, enhancing our neighborhoods, and protecting the City’s resources for its current and future residents, business owners, and visitors. We understand that your time is valuable and strive to do all we can to make your experience one that is business friendly by providing quality service in a prompt manner.

If you have a development that you are considering, a business that you intend to start, a structure you plan to build, questions about flood hazard zones, code enforcement concerns, or anything in between, please contact us at (912) 756-3641.

Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) (PDF) & Official Zoning Map (PDF)

Looking to open a business here? We’ve created a guide to help you!

A Guide to Starting a Business in the City of Richmond Hill (PDF)

City of Richmond Hill Comprehensive Plan 2022-2027