City Resources

The city of Fairburn works closely with the Development Authority to create a business-friendly environment for relocating or expanding business. A team of utility, engineering, and development professionals is dedicated to ensuring your project goes smoothly.

Building permits are typically issued in as little as five days.

Utility Infrastructure

The city offers:


Fairburn partners with its wholesale power supplier, MEAG Power, to provide competitive electric rates for business and industry.

Water and Sewer Services

Fairburn is ensuring ample water is available as the city grows. A new reservoir is in the permitting process with a potential of 16.4 millions of gallons daily.

Green Initiatives

  • Fairburn is the recipient of the Atlanta Regional Commission 2009 Green Communities Program Bronze Award for practices leading to sustainable municipal operations and demonstrating a willingness to incentivize LEED* projects in the community.
  • Fairburn has authorized expedited plan reviews and permitting for LEED projects and encourages new developments to seek these certifications.
  • Should an industry wish to purchase green power generated from renewable sources, Fairburn Utilities can make that option available through its partnership with MEAG Power.
  • Fairburn can be your source for mitigation credits for any stream or wetland impacts in the Upper Flint basin through a mitigation banking process. The first credit release is anticipated in fourth quarter 2010, authorizing up to 15,000 streams and approximately 15 wetland credits.

Mitigation banks allow a developer to maximize the use of a site. Mitigation bank credits decrease permitting time and the regulatory burden and risk is passed from the developer to the mitigation bank.

* LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a certification program by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Important City Link

Find Fairburn's sustainability policies and procedures are compiled in the Fairburn Clean and Green

Guide to Sustainability in Municipal Operations