Frequently Asked Questions
What general information is needed in order
to complete an application for capacity certification?
Information required for the completion
and submittal an application for capacity certification includes the following:
- Building Log Number (assigned by the Bureau of Buildings Department)
- Zoning Classification Code (assigned by the Bureau of Buildings Department)
- Street Address
- Land Lot Number
- District Number
- Proposed Use (i.e. single family dwelling, restaurant, retail, etc.)
- Applicant Name (Owner/Developer/Expediter)
- Phone Number
How long does the Capacity Certification Process
Typically 5 to 7 business days for complete
review and processing.
Under what circumstances is a hydrology study
required for certifying capacity?
Hydrology studies are required for proposed
developments that are determined to
be located in Combined Sewer areas within the City of Atlanta and
approval for flows greater than or equal to 2500 gallons per day
What information is required for the submittal
of an adequate hydrology study to certify capacity?
It is important that the hydrology study
address the impacts of both stormwater
runoff and sanitary sewer flow for the proposed development. The
study must also include calculations not only for the 1 yr., 1 hour
reoccurrence storm event, but also for the 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, &
100 year storm events.
What is the lifetime for requesting modifications/revisions
to a previously submitted and approved capacity certification application?
A submitted and approved capacity certification
application is valid for only 6
months from the original date of approval. Once this time has lapsed,
you will be
required to re-submit a new application for capacity certification.
How can I determine if my proposed development
is located in a capacity-limited basin?
How can I determine if my proposed project
is located in a SSO or CSO area?
Simply refer to the provided SSO and CSO
delineated maps for verification.
If you are still unsure in your determinations, please contact the
COA contact for verification.
How can I find out the amount of I/I credits
available in a specific capacity-limited basin?
Simply refer to the provided
, click on the basin in which you development is located.
You will see the amount of I/I credits available for the respective