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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Paul Zechman
Paul Zechman,
Chief Building Official

Physical Address 
112 N Main St
Room 1200
Hinesville, GA 31313
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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