Application Downloads

General Procedures For Submitting Applications to the Planning Department

Important Meeting Dates:

  • Planning Commissions: Meets on the next to last Tuesday of each month at 3:15 P.M. in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 402 Lee Street N.E., Decatur, AL.
  • Subdivision Committee: Meets on the Tuesday prior to the Planning Commission Meeting at 1:15 P.M. in the Conference Room of the City Annex, 308 Cain Street N.E., Decatur, AL.

Important Due Dates:

Applications are due 21 days prior to Planning Commission meeting.


  • Provide a copy of the deed to the property showing current ownership.
  • All applications submitted must be on Planning Department forms. Completed forms may be mailed or sent via email; no handwritten forms.
  • Electronic submission in “.docx or PDF” format for documents and “.dwg/dxg” form for plats and surveys.
  • All applications must be completed in their entirety. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • Originals of all documents requiring signatures will be required.

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You may download a copy of these instructions in pdf format.


Site Plan Review

Certificate to Subdivide and/or Consolidate

Downtown Public Space Usage


Vacation of Easements or Rights of Way

Zoning and Rezonings