Property FAQ

Q: CAN I CHANGE MY PROPERTY ADDRESS IF I THINK IT’S INCORRECT?
A: No, all addresses are assigned by our GIS addressing coordinators. Addresses must meet the NENA/URISA (National Emergency Number Association/Urban & Regional Information Systems Association) standards of addressing. If you have any questions please contact our addressing coordinators, Antilla Brooks-Tabb  or Cassandra Odom.

 

Q: HOW DO I UPDATE MY MAILING ADDRESS?
A: Mailing addresses are maintained by the Tax Commissioner Office.

 

Q: A PORTION OF MY RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY IS IN ANOTHER MUNICIPALITY. CAN I COME TO YOUR OFFICE TO COMBINE THEM INTO ONE PROPERTY?
A: Property in a municipality cannot be combined with property in unincorporated DeKalb. If a portion of your property is also located within another municipality, you must request to annex into the municipality or deannex out into unincorporated DeKalb. If you’ve annexed your property into a municipality, then you must request permission to combine, separate or re-parcel from that municipality. You must provide our office with a municipality approval letter and a recorded plat of your request.

 

Q: CAN SOMEONE ELSE REQUEST MY PROPERTY BE COMBINED, SEPARATED OR RE-PARCELLED ON MY BEHALF ?
A: Yes, there are two (2) options to allow someone else to act on behalf of the property owner.  1)  If your representative provides an agent authorization letter from the owner of the parcel(s) on the owner’s letterhead or 2) if your representative provides a GIS agent authorization form (click to open) that has been completed by the owner of the parcel(s).

 

Q: MY BUSINESS IS TRYING TO OBTAIN A PERMIT, BUT OUR ADDRESS IS NOT LISTED IN THE PERMITTING DEPARTMENT BUSINESS LICENSE DATABASE, WHAT DO WE DO?
A: Bring a copy of your lease agreement or letter from the property owner (or the owner’s management company) to our office. We can then add your address/suite to our database.

 

Q: DO I COME TO YOUR OFFICE FOR CREATING A SUBDIVISION, TOWNHOME OR CONDOMINIUM COMMUNITY (3 OR MORE LOTS)?
A: This process is handled by DeKalb County Land Development and/or Planning and Sustainability Department. Within this process your plans will be routed to the GIS Department for review and will continue to follow its due diligence until completed.

 

Q: DO I COME TO YOUR OFFICE IF I DESIRE TO RE-PARCEL MY LOT OR COMBINE LOTS?
A: If your property is commercial you would go to the DeKalb County Land Development and seek approval of either a re-parcel or combination. If your property is residential then you will go to the Planning & Sustainability Department and seek approval to separate or re-parcel your lots. Once your project has been reviewed by these departments you will come to the GIS Department for further review.  If your property is residential and you are seeking to combine properties, please contact the GIS Department directly for assistance.  Please note: residential combinations do not require approval by Planning & Sustainability or Land Development.

 

Q: DO I COME TO YOUR OFFICE IF I NEED A COPY OF A DEED, PLAT OR SURVEY, IF AVAILABLE?
A: No, you will go to the DeKalb County Courthouse Real Estate Division.

 

Q: IF I AM IN THE PROCESS OF LDP REVIEWS, DO I NEED TO BRING MY CORRECTIONS TO YOUR OFFICE?
A: No, you will forward them back to the Land Development Reviewer and GIS will retrieve the plans/documents through Land Development. Most communication is done through DeKalb Land Development.

 

Q: DO I CONTACT THE GIS DEPARTMENT TO CORRECT THE OWNER'S NAME ON A TAX RECORD?
A: Yes.

 

Q: WHO DO I CONTACT ABOUT THE PURCHASE OF COUNTY-OWNED PROPERTIES?
A: Rhonda Joyner, GIS/Mapping Supervisor