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Local Government Compliance Status: Planning

Local Governments Currently Ineligible for Selected State Assistance Programs and Permits


Page 1: Comprehensive Planning, Service Delivery Strategy
Page 2: GoMI Survey, Local Government Finance, Hotel/Motel Tax, Authorities Registration, Authority Finances


The governments in these listings are not in compliance with DCA minimum standards under the Georgia Planning Act, the Georgia Solid Waste Management Act or the Service Delivery Strategy law and are therefore ineligible for selected state assistance programs and/or solid waste permits (see program details below the table). This list is continuously updated and is accurate as of the current date. For further information about specific compliance requirements, please contact the person listed below.


Comprehensive Planning Service Delivery Strategy
Governments that adopt DCA-approved comprehensive plans consistent with DCAs Local Planning Requirements (and Capital Improvement Element Updates consistent with the Development Impact Fee Compliance Requirements, where appropriate) are awarded "Qualified Local Government" (QLG) status. This provides eligibility for a package of financial incentives from DCA, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA), and the OneGeorgia Authority.

The communities listed below will be awarded "QLG" status once the necessary materials have been approved by DCA and adopted, locally. Communities not listed below already have QLG status.
Georgias Service Delivery Act (OCGA 36-70-20) promotes efficient, effective delivery of local government services and helps prevent taxpayers from paying to receive the same services from multiple local governments. Communities listed below do not currently have a DCA-verified Service Delivery Strategy on file. This adversely affects the assistance these communities can receive from all state agencies that provide grants, loans, permits, including and beyond those associated with QLG status.

Once the necessary materials have been verified by DCA, the communities listed below will regain eligibility for all affected programs.
Arcade, City of
Avalon, City of
Bellville, City of
Berkeley Lake, City of
Braselton, City of
Cadwell, City of
Cherokee, County
Clayton, City of
Clermont, City of
Cohutta, City of
Damascus, City of
Dawson, County
Demorest, City of
Dillard, City of
Doerun, City of
Effingham, County
Ellenton, City of
Forsyth, County
Franklin, County
Franklin Springs, City of
Gillsville, City of
Guyton, City of
Hiltonia, City of
Jasper, County
Jefferson, City of
Jonesboro, City of
Locust Grove, City of
Long, County
Lovejoy, City of
Ludowici, City of
Lyons, City of
Martin, City of
Maxeys, City of
McDonough, City of
Montrose, City of
Mountain City, City of
Newington, City of
Newnan, City of
Oliver, City of
Orchard Hill, City of
Pavo, City of
Pendergrass, City of
Pike, County
Rabun, County
Rayle, City of
Rest Haven, City of
Rincon, Town of
Riverdale, City of
Riverside, City of
Rocky Ford, City of
Santa Claus, City of
Screven, County
Senoia, City of
Sharon, City of
Siloam, Town of
Sky Valley, City of
Spalding, County
Springfield, City of
Statesboro, City of
Sunny Side, City of
Sylvania, City of
Tallulah Falls, City of
Talmo, City of
Tiger, City of
Tignall, City of
Toombs, County
Vernonburg, City of
Vidalia, City of
Woodbine, City of
Woodville, City of
Austell (Portion lying within Douglas County), City of
Clayton, City of
Clayton, County
College Park (Portion lying within Clayton County), City of
Dillard, City of
Douglas, County
Douglasville, City of
Forest Park, City of
Georgetown-Quitman, County
Jonesboro, City of
Lake City, City of
Lovejoy, City of
Morrow, City of
Mountain City, City of
Rabun, County
Riverdale, City of
Sky Valley, City of
Tallulah Falls, City of
Tiger, City of
Villa Rica (Portion lying within Douglas County), City of
Contact the Office of Planning and Environmental Management at pemd.opqga@dca.ga.gov, 404-679-5279
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