The city of Dunwoody is suspending municipal court cases, canceling meetings and programs at its North Shallowford annex building, and postponing planning, zoning and variance cases over concerns about the coronavirus. Regular city operations are continuing, according to Mayor Lynn Deutsch.

“I want to assure Dunwoody residents that your City Council and city staff are dealing with the challenges presented by COVID-19 [the disease caused by the coronavirus]. Public safety remains our number one priority,” Deutsch said in a written statement announcing the steps being taken to reduce the risk of the virus spreading to the public and city employees.

The police chief and city manager are in constant communication with county and state health officials and emergency managers, she said.

The precautionary steps are:

  • Municipal court operations are on hold for the weeks of March 16-20 and March 23-27. Those who have a hearing scheduled during these weeks can pay citations online at com/dunwoodyga. Those wanting to reschedule their hearings can call the court clerk’s office weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 678-382-6973.
  • Meetings and programs at the North Shallowford Annex building, 4470 North Shallowford Road, are suspended “until further notice.” This building serves as the city’s backup operational facility.
  • Planning, zoning and variance cases that were to go before the City Council, Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals have been deferred until May. All public hearings will be re-advertised and notices posted on

For the latest information about the new coronavirus, see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at

Click here to view the city’s special website on the coronavirus.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.