The City of Sandy Springs has an online system to look up the current residential zoning regulations, but it can be a bit confusing if you’re not familiar with the system. You can peruse the complete Sandy Spring Development Code using THIS LINK. If you would like to have the pertinent information easily accessible, we have compiled the current City of Sandy Springs residential zoning regulations in the table below. We will keep this page updated for your convenience.

It is important to have up-to-date zoning information before you start a project to avoid problems down the road. If you have any residential zoning questions or concerns, we recommend you visit the City’s website at sandyspringsga.gov, or call the Sandy Springs City Hall 24hr call center at (770)-730-5600.

Sandy Springs Residential Zoning Regulations

  RE-2 RE-1 RD-27 RD-18 RD-15 RD-12 RD-9 RD-7.5
Minimum Lot Area                
  2 acres 1 acre 27,000 sq.ft 18,000 sq.ft 15,000 sq.ft 12,000 sq.ft 9,000 sq.ft 7,500 sq.ft
Minimum Lot Width                
  200′ 150′ 120′ 100′ 90′ 85′ 70′ 60′
Maximum Building Coverage Per Lot                
  25% 25% 30% 35% 38% 38% 42% 47%
Minimum Remaining Tree Canopy After Development                
  35% 35% 35% 35% 35% 35% 35% 35%
Minimum Building Setbacks                
Primary street 60′ 60′ 60′ 50′ Avg.* 35′ 35′ 20′
Side street 40′ 30′ 30′ 20′ 20′ 20′ 20′ 15′
Side: common lot line 25′ 15′ 15′ 10′ 10′ 7′ 7′ 5′
Rear: common lot line 50′ 40′ 40′ 35′ 35′ 25′ 25′ 20′
*Average front setback. Measured using 2 lots to either side of proposed site. New building must be no closer to the front lot line than the shallowest setback and no further than the deepest setback of the adjacent lots.                
Maximum Building Height                
  3 stories/40′ 3 stories/40′ 3 stories/40′ 3 stories/40′ 3 stories/40′ 3 stories/40′ 3 stories/40′ 3 stories/40′