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Building Permits

Building permits are issued to insure fair and equal taxation, to see that environmental laws and local ordinances are adhered to during construction and to insure the safety of the public and their property through proper building techniques by following building codes. Union County requires a building permit for all construction projects that:
  • are dwellings (part-time or full-time)
  • are accessory structures over 150sf
  • alter the existing footprint of a structure
  • require water, sewer or electric connection
  • are located within a designated stream buffer or flood hazard area

Some examples of projects which require a building permit include but are not limited to:

  • commercial and residential buildings
  • mobile homes
  • recreational vehicles used as a part-time or full-time residence
  • garages, carports and storage buildings
  • renovation/finishing of any areas within a residence or building
  • decks, porches and porch roofs
  • additions to an existing structure
  • any structure or disturbance located in a designated stream buffer or flood hazard area
  • building in Mountain Protection
  • mobile home evaluations
  • additions, upgrades, or modifications to electrical, HVAC, plumbing, or gas systems

Some examples of projects which DO NOT require a building permit include but are not limited to:

  • roofing material and exterior siding change
  • replacement of floor covering
  • painting and wallpapering
  • sidewalks and driveways

To obtain a building permit for a structure built or placed on your property, the following information must be submitted prior to it being issued.

  • Basic information including property owner name(s), mailing address, contact phone number, job address, directions, size of lot, value of project, type of project, and licensed builder/ subcontractor affidavit (click here to access Licensed Builder/Subcontractor Affidavit).
  • A recorded plat of the property on which the structure will be located.
  • The most recent warranty or quit claim deed showing ownership of the property on which the structure will be located.
  • A drawing/ floor plan and description of work to be completed for each floor and/ or structure.
  • Other necessary information may include but are not limited to a culvert permit, an approved DOT driveway permit, an elevation certificate, engineered plans, septic permit and GA EPD Notice of Intent.
  • Commercial Plan Review fee of $300 cash or check is due at time of initial submission.  Each revision requires a fee of $100 in cash or check at time of submission.

You may submit above information online at: or
or fax to (706) 439-6107


Building permits are valid for one year from date of issue, after which a renewal is required. Permits and inspections are required and any person violating any provision of the Union County Building and Building Regulations Ordinance or the Manufactured Homes and Trailer Ordinance shall be punishable pursuant Union County Code, Chapter 18 and/ or Union County Code, Chapter 46.




A Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 5:00pm 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 of the Union County Code of Ordinances pertaining to Chapter 10, Article III, Section
10-80 addressing Temporary Special Event Licenses for the sale of alcohol, Chapter 38, Article III, Section 38-51 addressing Tattoo and Body Piercing Establishments and the proposed Commercial Firing Range Facilities Ordinance.

Please send your comments via regular mail or to the email address listed on our website at


At the County Meeting scheduled for October 19, 2023 at 6:00pm, Union County Government will be adopting the proposed Ordinance for Cryptocurrency and Data Mining.

The final draft of this Ordinance will be available on the website and hard copies will be available in the Union County Commissioner’s Office and with the Union County Clerk of Superior Court on
Wednesday, September 20, 2023.

The following meetings have been held in relation to this ordinance:

1st Reading – June 15, 2023
Public Hearing – July 20, 2023
2nd Reading – August 22, 2023

When: October 28, 2023 10am - 12noon.
Where: Union County Sports Center (Across from high school)