This department is a multifaceted department that is responsible for many developmental policies, regulations, and procedures for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare. Specifically, this department administers the county’s comprehensive master plan, enforces state building codes and local zoning regulations, and maintains the official zoning map. This department performs plan reviews to determine code compliance, issues building construction permits, occupational licenses, land disturbance permits, as well as conducts code enforcement activities. The department also administers the zoning and variance process, provides staff support to the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals, and provides technical assistance to citizens, developers, builders, and other county departments. Lastly, this department assists Pine Mountain with building inspections, code enforcement, planning and zoning, and soil and erosion, Waverly Hall with building inspections, code enforcement, and planning and zoning, and Hamilton with building inspections through intergovernmental agreements.

125 Barnes Mill Road
P.O. Box 689
Hamilton, GA 31811

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Brian Williams, Director
James Miley, Building Official
Joe Negrete, Code Enforcement
Julie Oliver, Administrative Assistant

Department Stats
Full-Time Employees: 4
Part-Time Employees: 1
FY 2017-18 Budget: $359,808

Planning Commission
John Britt, Chairman (Term Expires: December 31, 2018)
Chad Kimbrough, Vice-Chair (Term Expires: December 31, 2019)
John Brent (Term Expires: December 31, 2018) 
Chance Carlisle (Term Expires: December 31, 2020)
Chris Lintner (Term Expires: December 31, 2020)
Ken Napier (Term Expires: December 31, 2021)
Matthew Newberry (Term Expires: December 31, 2021)

The Board meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Harris County Courthouse, Room 223, 102 N. College Street Hamilton, GA 31811