Building & Licensing Department

Building & Licensing Department

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

Permits are required to construct single family houses, commercial buildings, churches, accessory buildings, renovations, signs, mobile homes, and demolitions or re-locations 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 fund raiser event permits. We are also responsible for the safety inspections conducted prior to the opening or re-opening of businesses. 

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News & Notices

  • The Liberty County Cast - September 2018 Issue
    Our official monthly employee newsletter. Read about National Preparedness Month, Legislative Updates from the Clerk's Office, upcoming county events, and much more. "Liberty County Proud"
  • The Liberty County Cast - April 2018
    Click to read the April edition of our monthly employee newsletter. HIGHLIGHTS: Commissioners Corner w/ Connie Thrift, Spotlight on our Sheriff's Office, Wellness News, and more.
  • The Liberty County Cast - January 2018
    Click to read the January edition of our monthly employee newsletter. HIGHLIGHTS: New Year Message from Chairman Lovette, Spotlight on Building & Licensing, 2017 Service Award Highlights, YOU ARE Why Paul Zechman is HERE!, and more.

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Paul Zechman
Paul Zechman,
Chief Building Official

Physical Address 
112 N Main St
Room 1200
Hinesville, GA 31313
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Mailing Address 
100 Main St
Suite 7410
Hinesville, GA 31313
  • Business: (912) 876-8454
  • Fax: (912) 876-9107
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    Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm