Welcome to Chatham County Building Safety and Regulatory Services. The following general information has been provided to assist you in establishing the contacts that you need with this department.

The Department of Building Safety has three main functions:


For general questions in regard to any of the above, please dial (912) 201-4300 during the normal business hours Monday through Friday, or Contact Us.


Mission Statement  

“To safeguard the general welfare of the citizens of Chatham County through the timely issuance of permits, inspections, tax certificates and animal tags; and the professional administration of state and county laws and ordinances.”


Department News

Business Tax License Return must be filed and tax paid by March 1st to avoid penalty, Add the greater of $25 or 10% if renewed after due date.