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Lane and Road Closure Permitting

Lane Closure Permits

Lane Closure Permit applications can be submitted electronically. An electronic version of the traffic control plan, conforming to the latest edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, will also need to be submitted with the application.

Questions regarding lane closures should be directed to Corey Jennings at (770) 499-4461 or [email protected].

View our instructional tutorial video below for step-by-step guidance on submitting permit requests electronically.

Road/Sidewalk Closure Permits

Road closures are generally discouraged in order to maintain through travel along public roadways. However, in some cases it may not be feasible to maintain one lane or more of travel during construction or other work within the right-of-way.

In these cases, please contact Ana Fraundorf at (770) 528-1676 or [email protected] to discuss the justification for the closure and the proposed detour route. Once this discussion has occurred and the decision has been made to apply for a Road Closure Permit, fill out the Road Closure Permit and send the completed form to the e-mail address above, along with a proposed detour sign plan conforming to the latest edition of the Manual on Traffic Control Devices. Please note the Detour Plan General Notes will apply to any approved detour sign plan.

The completed road closure permit form with detour sign plan must be submitted no later than 3 weeks prior to the proposed closure date to allow for permit review and notification to Public Safety, Cobb County School District, other agencies/organizations, and the public. Requests to close sidewalks must also follow the same process as described above.

Special Event and Film Permits

Special Events

Permits for special events, including those that may require a lane or road closure, are handled by the Cobb County Police Department. The Special Events Permit Application must be signed and returned at least 14 days prior to the proposed event. Signed applications can be submitted via email to [email protected].

Questions regarding special events should be directed to Sgt. John Largent at (770) 499-4175.


A film permit application is required for all filming in unincorporated Cobb County or in any Cobb County facility. Film permits, including those that may require a lane or road closure, are handled in the Cobb County Community Development Agency. The Film Permit Application  must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to filming. The application should be submitted to [email protected]. You must submit one application per filming location.

Questions regarding filming in Cobb County should be directed to the Community Development Agency at (770) 528-2018.