Community Development

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The Brookhaven Community Development Department works with residents, developers, the mayor and city council, as well as the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals to carry out long-range city planning initiatives, land development, building construction, and code compliance. Community Development also oversees the Comprehensive Plan Initiative.

Please direct general community development questions to the Brookhaven Community Development Department:



 Patrice Ruffin

Director of Community Development

Phone: 404-637-0532



 Linda Abaray

Deputy Director of Community Development

Phone: 404-637-0536



Kelly Reynolds

Executive Assistant to the Director of Community Development

Phone:  404-637-0582







To review the Brookhaven Code of Ordinances click HERE.

After-hours Emergency Phone Numbers:

For after-hours use, in the event of emergencies related to the following:

  • Building code violations

  • Erosion control failure

  • Unlawful discharge into streams


    Please contact 404-637-0555


    *If you have a complaint related to a noise violation, impassible streets due to construction activity, or grading/construction occurring during unauthorized hours (Before 7a.m. or after 7p.m. Monday through Friday; before 8a.m. or after 5p.m. on Saturdays; or all day Sunday) please contact the Brookhaven Police Department (Public Service Representative) at 404-637-0600.