Building & Zoning and Code Enforcement
FOR ALL NEW HOME BUILDS, PLEASE REVIEW THE "NEW CONSTRUCTION BUILDING CODE REQUIREMENTS" LISTED BELOW UNDER "QUICK LINKS"
Please download, print and complete the Building Permit Application and the Land Owners Affidavit located under the "Quick Links" section on this page. Return via email, fax or mail and we will get in touch with you after permit has been processed.
Please note that property owners who are clearing one acre of land or more, must apply for a Land Disturbance Permit first. Click here to access the Land Disturbance Permit or you may access the permit under the "Quick Links" section.
ALL PERMIT APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE EMAILED TO: GARAGON@UPSONCOUNTYGA.ORG
All construction plans must be submitted in person or mailed to the Building and Zoning office. Plans must be hard copies, 36X40 or larger. CONSTRUCTION PLANS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY EMAIL.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR FOR UPSON COUNTY? View the Upson County Demo Application Form, and turn in to the Building & Zoning Department!
Planning & Zoning
Primary duties include but are not limited to administrating the Upson County Unified Development Ordinance. Additionally, an important role of this department is the maintenance of the Upson County Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a vital tool for our community which helps guide Upson County into the future. The Department also assists the Upson County Planning Commission for zoning related matters.
A traditional role of the department has been to handle both Upson County and the City of Thomaston’s building inspections program. A Building Official and a Building Inspector manage these inspections. Upson County requires inspections for:
- Final Inspection
Address Signs are mandatory for all buildings & structures in Upson County, and can be obtained from any Upson County Volunteer Fire Department except the Lincoln Park Volunteer Fire Department. Residents who reside in Lincoln Park can purchase a sign from any other Upson County Volunteer Fire Department.
The Code Enforcement Department is located in the Drake Bldg. of the Upson County Government Complex inside the Building and Zoning office. The Code Enforcement officer works in conjunction with the Upson County Building and Zoning Department to enforce county ordinances. The Code Enforcement Department responds to following ordinance violations:
Violation of these ordinances is a misdemeanor.