River Corridor

Aerial view of a boat on a river

All properties within the 2,000-foot Chattahoochee River Corridor are reviewed for compliance with the Metropolitan River Protection Act (MRPA) .

View the Chattahoochee River Corridor map on our Maps page.

For all properties being developed in the Chattahoochee River Corridor the following documents and forms are required.


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River Corridor Review Guidance (PDF) - a list of what is required to obtain a permit for any improvements within the river corridor.

ARC MRPA Application (PDF) - an application for an Atlanta Regional Commission review of a proposed MRPA certificate including a checklist of required items.

City River Corridor Application (PDF) - an application for a city review of a proposed MRPA certificate.

MRPA Residential Lot Survey Example (PDF) - an example survey that shows the ARC allowables, existing impervious and cleared areas on the property, limits of disturbance on the property, and vulnerability category lines. 

Chattahoochee River Corridor Affidavit (PDF) (to be submitted with any building permit) - affidavit indicating understanding that an as-built survey by a registered land surveyor must be submitted prior to a Certificate of Occupancy being issued.

Arborist Checklist (PDF) - checklist of requirements for tree surveys, tree/specimen tree protection and replacement plans.

Asbuilt Stormwater Checklist (PDF) - checklist of requirements for submitting record drawings and reports for completed stormwater systems.

Residential Individual Lot Site Plan Requirements (PDF) - checklist of items required for residential engineering plans.

Read about the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program, which aims to reduce the impact of flooding by providing affordable insurance to property owners.

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Chattahoochee River Corridor Map