The mission of the Code Enforcement Department is to preserve and promote public safety and welfare, protect property and assist the public. The department accomplishes its mission by regulating and controlling the design, construction, occupancy, use and location of facilities within Oconee County.
Assist the public with information concerning construction codes; review commercial building plans and soil erosion plans; issue building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, gas, logging, sign, driveway and soil erosion permits; assist with parade, road race, solicitation and canvassing permits; insure Oconee County's ordinances and guidelines are current with state and federal mandates; coordinate with engineering, planning, tax assessors, utility department, health department and other offices and departments on property and land uses; maintain permanent county records; assist the public with and issue Occupation Tax and Home Occupation licenses.
GSWCC Certification Classes: For information regarding the Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) certification please visit www.gaswcc.org or call GSWCC at 706-542-9233.
B.R. White, Director of Planning & Code Enforcement
Matt Brock, Residential Building Inspector
Gaby Bryan, Code Enforcement Officer
Paul Smith, Code Enforcement Officer
Liz Smith, Permit Clerk
Linda Patterson, Administrative Assistant
P.O. Box 145
Hours: Monday – Friday
Permits Issued Monday - Friday
Burn permits are required. Before burning anything, contact the Georgia Forestry Service to obtain a permit by calling 1-877-652-2876 (1-877-OK2-BURN) or visiting the Georgia Forestry Commission website. Burning is NOT permitted from May 1 through September 30 each year.