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Duluth GA

Community Development

Department Director

Nick A. Colonna
Email: ncolonna@duluthga.net
Phone: 770-497-5002

Department Location
City Hall, 2nd Floor
3167 Main Street
Duluth, Georgia 30096

The Community Development Department is dedicated to providing the highest level of quality customer service to the residents, businesses, and visitors of Duluth.  In addition to the areas of responsibility below, this department is responsible for:

  • Conducting development reviews and inspections
  • Controlling applications for land use changes and modifications
  • Enforcing city laws and ordinances
  • Issuing permits
  • Providing  transportation planning management
  • Supporting marketing and local events
  • Verifying site and hydrology compliance

The department performs these duties with the assistance of the City’s ordinances and regulations, the elected officials, citizens, developers, builders, city employees and sometimes the expertise of outside agencies. The Community Development Department also oversees the City's Comprehensive Plan and coordinates long-range planning efforts with other government agencies at the County, State, and Federal levels.

Our Mission
Community Development is committed to building up the City of Duluth while improving the quality of life for current and future citizens, businesses, and visitors.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Building Inspection
  • Capital Improvement Project Administration
  • Code Enforcement
  • Economic Development Activities
  • Engineering
  • General Permitting Activities
  • Marketing
  • Planning
  • Public Information and Events
  • Redevelopment Administration
  • Site Development Inspections
  • Stormwater Inspections and Maintenance
  • Transportation Planning
  • Zoning

Contact Information and Hours of Operation
Contact us by using the email list below or by telephone at 770-476-1790. Visit us in person during regular City Hall business hours, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Department Director:  Nick A. Colonna, AICP

Planning Division

Planning Manager:  Bill Aiken

Administrative Assistant: Carol Hill

Code Compliance Officer: Shelley Shepphard

Code Compliance Officer: Liz Bradshaw

License Compliance Officer: John Compton

GIS Specialist: Michael Phillips

City Engineer: Margie Shames Pozin

Assistant City Engineer: Heike Slinin

Economic Development Division

Economic Development Manager: Chris McGahee

Economic Development Specialist: Will Corbin

Stormwater Division

Stormwater Supervisor: Joshua Arnold

Stormwater Administrative Assistant: Rhonda West

Public Information & Marketing Division

Public Information & Marketing Manager: Alisa Williams

Marketing Coordinator: Amanda Leiba

Event Coordinator: Madison Chucci