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.

Cash Transaction Policy
Effective April 30, 2015, the maximum amount of cash that can be accepted per transaction is $100.00. Transactions over $100.00 must be paid by either check, credit card, or debit card.
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

Regarding the recent memorandum released by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division (EPD) dated April 22, 2014 and titled ‘Buffer Determinations for Tidal Creeks and Saltwater Marshes Under the Erosion and Sedimentation Act’.
More Information

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.

Alcoholic Beverage License must be filed on or before January 31 to avoid 50% late penalty.