The Building Inspection Department is responsible for enforcing various county ordinances that regulate and protect public health, safety, and welfare as related to existing buildings and new construction in the unincorporated areas of the county as well as in the cities of Plainville, Ranger, and Resaca. This department serves as the first point of contact for residents and developers seeking assistance with flood plain management, soil and erosion control standards, land disturbing activities, and utility construction. This department issues all construction permits and performs plan reviews to determine code compliance. In addition, this department enforces the following county ordinances: Building Code Ordinance, Wetland Protection Ordinance, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance, Nuisance Ordinance (unsafe buildings), Manufactured Homes Ordinance, Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, and the Sign Ordinance. Also, this department assists the Planning & Development Department with reviewing subdivision development plans. This department generates revenue from building inspection and permit fees, land disturbing permit fees, and plat/development plan review fees.
Tom Burgess, Director
Gordon County Wall Street Annex, First Floor
200 South Wall Street
Calhoun, GA 30701
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Gordon County ordinances do not allow structures identified as RV’s camper, travel trailers or the relatively new term “tiny homes” to be used as dwellings. These type units are primarily designed as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or seasonal use. Structures for use as dwellings that are constructed off-site and intended to be located in Gordon County shall have either a United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) data plate for manufactured housing or a Georgia state modular home data plate affixed...read more
Please be aware that Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) and Gordon County regulations requires that an Erosion, Sedimentation and Pollution Control permit be in place or obtained before a building permit can be issued. Refer to the attached Georgia EPD notification document for more specific information. Contact Gordon County Building and Planning at 706-629-0505 if you need assistance. Please download this...read more