Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS A UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE (UDC)?
A UDC combines all ordinances that regulate development, including zoning, subdivision, and stormwater regulations. Hall County's UDC will only regulate development in unincorporated parts of the county.
The UDC will determine what can be built (residential, commercial, industrial, etc.), where in the county it can be built, and how dense it can be. It will also control how development looks and works, including such elements as building materials, parking, signs, and trees.
IS MY PROPERTY BEING REZONED?
The goal of this process is to update and consolidate the text of the county's development regulations, but with new text may come some changes in zoning districts that may result in minor rezonings. Property owners would be notified in advance of any potential rezonings.
No property is being redeveloped as a part of this effort. This process only establishes the rules that future private development must follow.
HOW DOES THIS EFFORT RELATE TO HALL COUNTY FORWARD?
A UDC is the tool that the County will use to make sure that private development follows the intent and vision of Hall County Forward, the County's official Comprehensive Plan, which was developed with significant community input.
WHO IS LEADING THIS EFFORT?
Hall County has hired local planning consultant TSW to facilitate this process.
Any recommended ordinance changes will require approval by the County Commission.
Any future rezonings or other zoning changes will also continue to be under local control.