Business Licenses

Business Licenses are NOT required for businesses in Union County other than short-term rentals.
If you need a letter stating this fact, please print the letter at this location.

If you are doing business within the City of Blairsville, contact Blairsville City Hall at (706) 745-2000.
If you require additional information, contact the Union County Commissioner’s Office at (706) 439-6000.

Short-term Rental Officer: Laura Jenkins
46 Hughes St., Suite A
Blairsville, GA 30512

Contact Details:
Phone: (706) 439-6122
Fax: (706) 439-6107

The Union County Short-term Rental (STR) Ordinance went into effect April 8, 2023.
The ordinance can be downloaded and printed from this LOCATION.
Anyone wishing to APPLY for an STR License can find additional information HERE.

The ordinance established an STR Board comprised of seven local Union County residents to include one representative from the Union County Fire Department, the Union County Building & Development, a local property management company, an STR owner, the STR Officer, and two community members at large. The governing authority shall establish powers, duties, rules, and regulations governing short-term rentals consistent with the provisions of the ordinance.  The 2023 STR Board is as follows:

Patrick Woodall, ChairMember at Large
Martin Pilote, Vice-ChairUC Building & Development
David DyerUC Fire Department/EMA/911
AnaLuisa SalvattiProperty Management Co.
Karen SweenieShort-term Rental Owner
Susan PhillipsMember at Large
Laura JenkinsUC STR Enforcement

The Union County STR Board will hold its Regularly Scheduled Business Meetings for 2023 as follows. All meetings are held at 5:00 p.m. in Conference Room 201 at the Union County Community Center located at 129 Union County Rec Road, Blairsville, GA 30512 unless otherwise indicated.  The dates for 2024 are:

Feb. 5, 2024 ~ April 8, 2024 ~ June 24, 2024

Aug. 12, 2024 ~ Sept. 9, 2024 ~ Nov. 4, 2024

Meetings are open to the public and all interested parties are encouraged to attend.

July 27, 2023Agenda-7-27-2023Minutes-7-27-23
September 11, 2023Agenda-9-11-2023Minutes-9-11-2023
November 13, 2023Agenda-11-13-2023Minutes-11-13-2023
December 11, 2023Agenda-12-11-2023Minutes-12-11-2023
January 10, 2024
Property Manager Roundtable
February 5, 2024Agenda-2-5-2024Minutes-2-5-2024
March 18, 2024Agenda-3-18-2024Minutes-3-18-2024
April 8, 2024Agenda-4-8-2024Minutes-4-8-2024