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Ordinance effective April 8, 2023.

Currently, Union County Government has one business license – the Short-term Rental Business License.  The purpose for this page is to provide information needed to apply for a license and to report monthly excise taxes.

Individual short-term rentals on different pieces of property are subject to the new Union County Short-term Rental Ordinance.  Information needed to file for this license and to report monthly excise taxes will be found below.  However, if a single piece of property contains more than one short-term rental (STR) and if all dwellings are owned by the same property owner, the property is considered a Tourist Accommodation and is subject to permitting and regulation by the State Department of Public Health.  Tourist Accommodations follow state guidelines but are subject to local Union County STR Excise Taxes. To learn more about the Tourist Accommodation permit, download THIS DOCUMENT and/or call (706) 781-3824.

For a quick overall understanding of STR regulation, download THIS FAQ DOCUMENT.

Ordinance in effect April 8, 2023.



When making application for an STR License, a property owner will be asked to upload a copy of the property owner's driver's license.  Applicant can take a picture with a phone or scan in a copy of the drivers license.  An applicant will also be asked to download, complete, and then upload a copy of the S.A.F.E. Document required by the State of Georgia.  The S.A.F.E. Document must be notarized prior to uploading to the system.  Finally, an applicant will be asked to upload a copy of the STR property septic permit or evaluation.  A copy of this form can be emailed to the applicant from the Department of Environmental Health.  To request a copy of the septic permit or evaluation, call (706) 781-3824.

STEP THREE The application will NOT be available until April 8, 2023.



-- Official Notice --
Notice #1: A Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Union County Courthouse, 65 Courthouse Street, Blairsville, Georgia.

The purpose of this hearing will be for Union County to provide information and answer questions regarding the proposed revisions to Chapter 18, Section 18-105 of the Union County Code of Ordinances. This section is referred to as the construction board of adjustment and appeals.

Please send your comments via regular mail or to the email address listed on our website at
Notice #2: There will be a CALLED MEETING of the Union County Commission on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. located at 65 Courthouse Street, Blairsville, Georgia in Courtroom A.

The purpose of this meeting will be to conduct the 2nd Reading of the revisions to Chapter 18, Section 18-105, Construction board of adjustments and appeals.

No other business will be conducted.