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Community Development Department:

The Community Development division provides administration of the county's Comprehensive Plan, Unified Development Code (UDC), occupational tax licensing, alcohol licensing, and most recent State of Georgia building codes. This division processes and provides code inspection services for development and building permits, business license, alcohol license, erosion & sediment control permits, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits, and other UDC regulations. This division also administers the zoning and variance process and provides staff support to the Planning Commission, Board of Appeals, and the Keep Barrow Beautiful Board. This division is also responsible for updating the official zoning map, the county's Comprehensive Plan 2007-2027, and the state required short term work program, as well as, provides technical assistance to citizen, developers, builders, and other county departments.


Rebecca Whiddon
Planning Manager
770-307-3000 ext. 4193

Linda Birt
License & Permits Coordinator
770-307-3000 ext. 3025

Jarrett Perry
Development Inspector
770-307-3000 ext. 3806

License Information

Permit Information

Zoning Information