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The Chatham County Board of Commissioners approved Senate Bill 17 (SB 17) and amend Alcoholic Beverage Code: Chapter 17, Article I, Section 113 to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises in eating establishments or inns between the hours of 11:00 am and 12:00 midnight on Sunday. However, this new code does not permit Georgia consumers to purchase alcohol before 12:30 p.m. from grocery, retail or liquor stores. Any questions, please contact Occupational Tax at 912.201.4302

Mission Statement

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

Department News

Georgia Flood Map Program is now available!

Effective July 1st – Dec. 31st, all new business and alcoholic beverage licenses fees are prorated half (1/2).

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.

Current Construction Codes:
International Building Code, 2012 Edition and State Amendments
International Residential Code, 2012 Edition and State Amendments
International Fire Code, 2012 Edition and State Amendments
International Plumbing Code, 2012 Edition and State Amendments
International Mechanical Code, 2012 Edition and State Amendments
International Fuel Gas Code, 2012 Edition and State Amendments
International Energy Conservation Code, 2009 Edition and State Amendments
National Electrical Code, 2017 Edition and State Amendments
ICC 600 Standard for Residential Construction in High Wind Regions

As of 

January 1, 2018.