City Logo

City Of Sandy Springs Approves Zoning Ordinance Changes For Party House Events

June 15, 2021

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga (June 15, 2021) – During its June 15, 2021 meeting, the City Council approved an ordinance to amend the City’s zoning code categorizing Party House events as a temporary use that will require an administrative permit.

The zoning amendments restricts party house events in residential areas and addresses the increasing trend of large commercial parties in protected neighborhoods.

Zoning Amendments:

  • A Party House is defined as single unit detached, single unit attached, or multi-family dwelling including all accessory structures, which is used for the purpose  of hosting a commercial events. 
  • A commercial event includes parties, ceremonies, receptions or similar large-scale gatherings where a fee is charged for the use of the dwelling unit, whether or not a fee is charged for the event.
  • Party house use shall be prohibited within 150 feet of a property zoned RE, RD, PK, CON, RU, RT, RM, RX, PR, or a property used for residential purposes measured from property line to property line.
  • It unlawful for a Party House Event to occur in the city without having first obtained a permit for such event.

The ordinance takes effect immediately.

For more information about the City of Sandy Springs, please visit us online at www.sandyspringsga.gov, or call the Citizen Response Center at 770-730-5600.  Follow breaking news and traffic alerts on Twitter and community news on Facebook, both @SandySpringsGA.

Sandy Springs Farmers Market Logo
City Event

Sandy Springs Farmers Market

Saturday, April 17
The Sandy Springs Farmers Market opened April 17 and will run through November 20, 2021. Each week, a unique selection of vendors set up shop providing an open-air opportunity to purchase fresh produce and artisan foods.
View Event
Community Event

Pickleball Open House and Workshops

Saturday, July 24
Want to get in on the country's fastest growing sport? Learn more at the Pickleball Open House at the Sandy Springs Tennis Center on July 24, 2021 from 10 a.m. to noon. Still interested? Register for one of the workshops that week.
View Event
Dragonfly image
Recreational Program

Dragonflies and Butterflies

Sunday, July 25
Learn more about these beautiful insects as we study butterflies and dragonflies at this Wild Explorers program. After wandering through to look at the summer blooms, participants will make a craft to take home.
View Event