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Druid Hills in the City of Atlanta Landmark District

Homeowners must obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) for exterior changes to properties in Druid Hills. These include such changes to structures as: additions and enclosures, window and door replacements, porches, decks, new construction, and demolition. Changes to the landscape including fences and walls, driveways and parking pads, and major plantings or tree removal (more than 4 inches caliper) also require a COA.

How to apply in the City of Atlanta: Contact the Atlanta Urban Design Commission at 404-330-6145. The Planning Office is located in Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue, SW, Atlanta 30303.

Note: There are 4 types of COAs. Type I is for repair and maintenance (no change of materials) and is handled administratively. Type II applies to minor alterations. Type III applies to major alterations. Type IV is for demolition.

Atlanta Landmark District Regulations are available online on the City of Atlanta website ( Go to “Departments” to “Planning & Community Development” to “Office of Planning.” The dropdown menu includes applications that can be downloaded.

DHCA Help Line: Need help with your COA? Not sure how to proceed? The DHCA Landmark District Preservation Committee stands ready to help before you begin the process. E-mail

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