Building & Licensing

The Building and Licensing Department is located on the first floor of the Courthouse Annex Building (Room 1200). This office has the primary responsibility of issuing building permits and maintaining flood plain management for the unincorporated area of Liberty County as well as the municipalities of:

  • Allenhurst
  • Flemington
  • Gumbranch
  • Midway
  • Riceboro
  • Walthourville

This office also issues occupational tax certificates for businesses that are located within the unincorporated area of Liberty County.

When Permits Are Required

Permits are required to construct:

  • Accessory buildings
  • Churches
  • Commercial buildings
  • Mobile homes
  • Renovations
  • Signs
  • Single-family houses

Permits are required for demolitions or relocations of any of these. This office conducts all inspections required by the building codes of the State of Georgia for these projects.


Licensing includes business licenses, alcohol licenses, and non-profit activities or fundraiser event permits. We are also responsible for the safety inspections conducted prior to the opening or re-opening of businesses.