Planning & Zoning


Matt Martin, AICP
Planning and Zoning Administrator

James Horton
Historic Preservation & Special Projects Planner

Tracy Tolley
Zoning Coordinator

Alexandra Arzayus
Planning and Zoning Technician

Our Services

The Planning and Zoning Division works on a daily basis with the development community and citizens at-large to ensure quality growth and long range planning in order to preserve the City's unique quality of life. The division strives to educate the community on the importance of comprehensive planning while effectively implementing the City of Valdosta's Land Development Regulations.

News Updates

Here you will find the division's latest developments.

New LDR Text Amendments

The City of Valdosta Land Development Regulations are updated on a continual basis. The latest amendments approved by City Council were on December 8, 2016. All the individual chapters have been updated on our website along with the entire LDR link. Contact our office if you have any questions.

Community Planning Month

The city celebrates National Community Planning Month every October as promoted by the American Planning Association (APA). Community events are planned throughout the month to showcase Valdosta's planning efforts related to the annual theme. Stay tuned for further updates, or check out our events tab for Community Planning Month.

May is Historic Preservation Month

Created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1971 (first as National Preservation Week and then later National Preservation Month), this national observance in May each year provides a platform for communities across our country to honor their past and help build their future by celebrating the preservation of our cultural and built heritage. The 2016 theme for this observance is This. Place. Matters. Valdosta's observation of Historic Preservation Month brings deserved attention to the significant and irreplaceable places in our community that make Valdosta a unique place for citizens and visitors to enjoy. The nomination form, as well as full Valdosta HPA rules and information, can be found on the HPA application or the Fillable HPA application.

Valdosta Preservation Awards

The Harold M. Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award and other preservation awards are presented each May during Historic Preservation Month. Nominations for this year's awards are now being accepted through April 27, 2018, with presentations being made by City Council at their meeting on May 24, 2018. For more information, contact James Horton at or at (229)259-3563.


The Planners Post

Check out our division newsletter! We strive to inform the community about news and events related to local planning and zoning. The Planners Post is also a great way to stay up to date on Planning and Zoning Division projects. Please click below for current and past issues. For issues before 2013, please call (229) 259-3563.

Current Issue: Summer 2015 Issue

Past Issues

February 2013April 2013

June 2013

August 2013October 2013December 2013
Spring 2014Summer 2014Fall 2014
Winter 2014 Spring 2015 Issue


More Information

Contact our staff, or visit the Planning and Zoning Division is located in Room 111 on the first floor of the City Hall Annex at 300 N. Lee Street.

Planning & Zoning
Planning and Zoning Administrator

Valdosta City Hall Annex
300 N. Lee Street, Suite #111
Valdosta, GA 31601

Upcoming Events
09/23/2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Repeats every month on the first Monday until Mon Dec 07 2020 except Mon Sep 07 2020. Also includes Mon Sep 14 2020.
03/02/2020 - 5:30pm to 6:00pm, 04/06/2020 - 5:30pm to 6:00pm, 05/04/2020 - 5:30pm to 6:00pm, 06/01/2020 - 5:30pm to 6:00pm, 07/06/2020 - 5:30pm to 6:00pm, 08/03/2020 - 5:30pm to 6:00pm, 09/14/2020 - 5:30pm to 6:00pm, 10/05/2020 - 5:30pm to 6:00pm, 11/02/2020 - 5:30pm to 6:00pm, 12/07/2020 - 5:30pm to 6:00pm