Welcome to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs

Planning and Environmental Management (PEM)


The Office of Planning & Environmental Management (PEM) partners with local governments on a variety of planning, land use and environmental programs.  We promote responsible development, a healthy environment and a high quality of life in each of Georgia’s communities by helping them implement measures to achieve current goals without compromising the needs of future generations. 


A Complete Guide to OPEM Assistance

Local Planning Programs

Local Environmental & Hazard Mitigation Programs

Interjurisdictional Programs

Regional Planning Programs