History & Purpose
Tifton's Planning and Zoning Commission is a recommending body for the City Council, consisting of five appointed members. The members volunteer for a three-year term.
The current Commission was started in 2012 from the previous work of the Greater Tift County Planning and Zoning Commission established in March of 2000. The Commission is governed by both City Ordinance (Part II, Chapter 54 and Part II, Appendix A - Land Development Code, Chapter 8, Section 2), and various State laws.
The Commission's primary duties involve evaluation and suggestions for the Greater Tift County Comprehensive Plan, recommending amendments to the zoning ordinances and zoning map, and reviewing and making recommendations for proposed amendments to the zoning ordinances and zoning map.
The board is also responsible for consideration of subdivision of land and making recommendations regarding existing, proposed, extended, widened and narrowed streets, public ways, public open spaces, and public buildings and sites.