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stormdrain with dump no waste markerThe mission of the Stormwater Management Program is the management of the surface water resources of unincorporated Fulton County. This includes compliance with State and Federal regulations.

Fulton County has several organizational units that provide stormwater services to the citizens of Fulton County. The primary functions performed by this structure include administration, maintenance, operations, regulation, and enforcement. These services are provided for areas in unincorporated Fulton County only.

The Transportation Division has the responsibility for operation and maintenance of the stormwater infrastructure systems within the right-of-way in unincorporated Fulton County.

The overall coordination of the Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP), which includes the NPDES MS4 Phase I Permit requirements, is the responsibility of Environmental Compliance Unit.

Visit our Stormwater Education web page for tips to help prevent water pollution from stormwater runoff.

Always be safe in a flood.   Visit our Flood Safety web page for more information.  

Attention Businesses!   Join our Water Quality Partners Program to be recognized for your stewardship of our precious water resources.   Read more ...

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination

Illicit discharges to our waterways occur due to illegal connections to our storm drain system from residential or commercial areas. These connections may be intentional or they could be unknown to the property owner. Failing septic systems, illegal dumping practices, and improper disposal of sewage (such as from boating or camping) can also be considered illicit discharges.

Our Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) program is designed to educate citizens and County employees to identify and report illicit discharges that are contaminating our water resources. Learn more about how you can help protect water quality in your community by reporting suspicious substances in your local waterways.
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Stormwater Inspections

County staff routinely conduct inspections on commercial businesses and industrial sites.   Businesses with a high potential for contributing to stormwater pollution are identified through their business licenses and inspections are conducted for each location every three years.   However, all businesses are subject to inspection if a potential problem is identified through our Highly Visible Pollutant Source program.

Inspections Fact Sheet

Development Review

The Development and Planning Section of the Department of Planning and Community Service (PCS) reviews land disturbance plans, issues permits, and is responsible for building and land development construction and inspections associated with permitted construction projects in unincorporated south Fulton County. PCS also performs zoning code and erosion control enforcement.

Here is the latest Flood Map Review. For more information about floodplains in unincorporated south Fulton County contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (404) 612-9460.


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