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Program Description

Regional Plans are a guide for future decision making that addresses critical regional issues and opportunities and provides a framework for advancing the state's planning goals.  Regional Plans are also wider in scope than local plans, and deal with broader issues that involve a variety of entities, including state and federal agencies, local governments and private organizations.  Each of Georgia’s twelve Regional Commissions develops a regionally-specific plan, which must be approved by DCA and adopted by its Regional Council.


Preparing Your Regional Plan

DCA Rules for Regional Planning 110-12-6 (effective October 1, 2017)

Data & Mapping Resources

Planning for Community Involvement (Guidebook)

Supplemental Planning Recommendations

Quality Community Objectives

Regional Planning Schedule


View Regional Plans 

View Adopted Regional Plans

Regional Planning Documents for Review & Comment


Related Programs

Developments of Regional Impact

Regional Commissions

Regionally Important Resources

Regional Success Stories



Contact Information

For more information about Planning and Environmental Management, please contact the Office of Planning and Environmental Management at 404-679-5279.

Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30329-2231