The Department provides citizens, developers, realtors, and other staff persons with information relating to land use and development; carries out long-range comprehensive planning activities, and implement zoning and land use standards that are described in the Unified Land Development Code (ULDC) for Floyd County and the City of Rome.
The Planning Department also administers the following county-wide systems:
Initially adopted by Floyd County and the City of Rome in August 2001, the Unified Land Development Code regulates the use of land, the location and use of buildings and other site improvements, and the construction of public facilities and private improvements related to the development of land in each jurisdiction.
The Rome-Floyd County Comprehensive Plan is a guide to ongoing growth and development occurring in the City and the County. The Comprehensive Plan identifies goals for the City and County, establishes policies to be used in making decisions, identifies what development types are appropriate in specific areas of the City and County, and proposes implementation strategies for the City and County to use to achieve its goals. The 2040 Comprehensive Plan is currently under development.