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Fayette, Henry, and Spalding Counties

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Fayette County

Fayette County Website, Building Permits & Inspections, Building Codes used in Fayette County, Water System, Engineering Department, Fire Marshal & Bureau of Fire Prevention, Commercial Development Procedure, Fayette County Forms, City of Brooks, City of Fayetteville, Peachtree City

Henry County

Requirements for Henry County Building Permit, Gross Receipts Form, Tax Return Form, Development Plan Review, Business License Application/Occupational Tax, Affidavit for Commercial Building Permit, Building Permit Routing Sheet, Commercial Building Permit Application, Home Business Occupation Code, Sign Permit Application I, Sign Permit Application II, cities of Stockbridge, McDonough, Hampton, and Locust Grove.

Spalding County

Spalding County Website, County Ordinances, Spalding County Business Registrations, Planning and Development, Spalding County Fire Department, Environmental Health, Water Authority, City of Griffin, Chamber of Commerce, Spalding County Forms

State of Georgia FoodService Rules & Regulations 290-5-14  
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Fayette County


Stonewall Administrative Complex
140 Stonewall Avenue West
Suite 101
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214

770.460.5730 Ext.0

Phone Directory

Building Permits & Inspections

Building Codes used in Fayette County

140 Stonewall Avenue West
Suite 201
Fayetteville GA 30214

770 .460.5730 Ext. 5403

Environmental Health

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday


Administrative Complex - Suite 205
140 Stonewall Avenue, West
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214

770.460.5730 - Extension 5415

Water System

245 McDonough Road
Fayetteville, GA


Engineering Department

The Department's primary function is to implement and enforce the Development Regulations, which are used to regulate all commercial development in the unincorporated areas of Fayette County.

Stonewall Administrative Complex
140 Stonewall Avenue, West
Suite 203
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214

Director - Ron Salmons, P.E.

Phone: 770.460.5730 Ext. 5410
Fax: 770.460.8663
E-Mail :

Fire Marshal & Bureau of Fire Prevention

The Bureau of Fire Prevention is responsible for :
Regular business inspections
Reviewing building plans

Stonewall Administrative Complex
140 Stonewall Avenue, West

Suite 204
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214

Phone: 770.305.5417

Business License 140 Stonewall Avenue West
Suite 101
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214
Phone: 770.460.5730 Ext. 5413
Fax: 770.460.8771

Fayette County Chamber of Commerce

Brooks, Fayetteville, Peachtree City, Tyrone and Woolsey


Please contact the Fayette County Development Authority for assistance in locating your business to Peachtree City or for information on their programs for local businesses.

Fire Safety, Cleaning and Inspections


Alcoholic Beverage License Surveyors

Attach a certified plat of the proposed premises, prepared by a registered Georgia Land Surveyor, showing the location of all improvements and the distance from any church, school, alcoholic treatment facility, County park or playground, measured as required by the Alcohol Beverage Control Ordinance.

Fayette County Forms

(ALL ARE .PDF DOCUMENTS.  Click Here For Adobe Download If You Don't Have It)

Fire Marshall building plan review

(75 KB PDF )

Commercial Site Plan Checklist

(89 KB PDF)

Inspections Instructions: Commercial

(126 KB PDF) *

Occupational Tax Application Packet (111 KB PDF)

Permit for Home Occupation

(18 KB PDF)


Commercial Development Procedure

The following information is provided as basic steps and procedures the County requires for the development of and improvements to commercial buildings and churches. Detailed information can be obtained by calling our office:

  1. Approved Zoning Compliance for site.

  2. Environmental Health Department for details on how to apply for a septic permit (which is required prior to the issuance of a building permit for new development). Also, if food service is to be included, request information regarding a Food Service Establishment Plan Review.

  3. Purchase water meter from the Fayette County Water System for new developments. The receipt will be required as part of your permit application.

  4. Contact the Engineering Department for any clearing, grading or other land disturbance work if you plan to do the work prior to the issuance of the building permit.

  5. DOT driveway cut permit, if applicable.

  6. Three complete sets of plans for construction plan review by the Fire Marshal's Office and the Permits and Inspections Department.

  7. Pick up the Building Permit Application and all other applicable information from the Permits and Inspections Department or this web site, complete and submit. No construction is allowed until a building permit is approved and issued by the Permits and Inspections Department.

  8. Schedule all building inspections (including Zoning and Engineering inspections), through the Permits and Inspections Department. The 80% and 100% Fire Marshal inspections are scheduled by the Fire Marshal. Upon completion and approval of all required inspections, and payment of outstanding recall fees, a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) will be issued for the project.

City of Brooks


Brooks Water Department
Ga. Highway 85 Connector
Brooks, GA 30205


City of Fayetteville

240 Glynn Street
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214

Phone: (770) 461-6029
Fax: (770) 460-4238

Code of Ordinances 

Sign Ordinance


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Building Permits

Business License


Solid Waste

Permit Applications




City of Peachtree City

151 Willowbend Road
Peachtree City, GA 30269

(770) 487-7657

Planning Department

Building Department & Code Enforcement

Municipal Code

Henry County

Municipal Code

140 Henry Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253



Henry County Chamber of Commerce

Census Data



Gross Receipts Form

Tax Return Form

Development Plan Review

Business License Application/Occupational Tax

If your business is located outside the city limits, you may apply for a license at the Tax Commissioner's office. If the business is located inside Stockbridge, McDonough, Hampton or Locust Grove, you must contact that city.

Affidavit for Commercial Building Permit

Building Permit Routing Sheet

Commercial Building Permit Application

Home Business Occupation Code

Sign Permit Application I

Sign Permit Application II

Health Department

There are two locations:

105 Atlanta Rd.
Stockbridge, GA

135 Henry Parkway

McDonough, GA 30253

Alcoholic Beverage License Surveyors

Attach a certified plat of the proposed premises, prepared by a registered Georgia Land Surveyor, showing the location of all improvements and the distance from any church, school, alcoholic treatment facility, County park or playground, measured as required by the Alcohol Beverage Control Ordinance.

City of Hampton

P.O. Box 400
17 E. Main St. South
Hampton, Georgia 30228

(770) 946-4306

Planning and Zoning Department

Building Department


Application for Business License

Hampton Code of Ordinances


Planning and Zoning Section 67-104 Home Occupations

Occupational Tax Form


City of Locust Grove

Locust Grove City Hall
3644 Highway 42
Locust Grove, GA 30248
Open Mon - Fri -- 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Telephone: 770-957-5043


Business licenses can be obtained at City Hall.  No appointment is necessary.  Additional information on license requirements is available by calling 770-957-5043.  The Henry County Chamber of Commerce can also provide assistance in getting your business established in the area.  Their number is 770-957-5786.

City of McDonough

136 Keys Ferry Street
McDonough, Georgia 30253

Phone: (770) 957-3915
Fax: (770) 898-1086

City Ordinance Codes

City Department Contact Numbers

Building Department

The following forms are available for downloading in pdf format:

Alcoholic Beverage License Application [pdf - 205KB]

Download Fingerprint Cards (FD-258) Here

Alcoholic Beverage Renewal Application [pdf - 98KB]

Occupational Tax - Home Occupations [pdf - 349KB]

Occupational Tax - Gross Receipt Form [pdf - 176KB]

Occupational Tax Application [pdf - 428KB]

Application for Residential Combined Trade Permit  [pdf - 215KB]

Application for Building Permit [pdf - 84KB]

Inspection Request Procedure [pdf -53KB]

Water and Sewer Tap-On Application [pdf - 36KB]


City of Stockbridge

4545 North Henry Blvd.
Stockbridge, GA 30281

Phone: (770) 389-7900

Municipal Codes


Businesses Occupation Tax form

Phone: (770) 389-7902


Home Occupation Regulations form

Fire Prevention Policy in PDF format 



Spalding County


County Ordinances

Spalding County Government
P.O. Box 1087, Griffin, Georgia
119 E Solomon St

Griffin, GA 30223-3311

Phone: (770) 467-4200



Spalding County Business Registrations

119 East Solomon Street
Suite 110
Griffin, Georgia 30224

Reba Johnson
Administrative Assistant

Planning and Development

Community Development Department
119 East Solomon Street - Suite 203
Griffin, Georgia 30224
(770) 467-4220

Charles (Chuck) Taylor, AICP
Community Development Director
(770) 467-4254

Community Development Department Staff

Charles (Chuck) Taylor, AICP
Community Development Director

(770) 467-4254

Mac Gregory
Building Official

(770) 467-4253

Eric Mallard
Building Inspector

(770) 467-4276

Chad Jacobs
Senior Planner

(770) 467-4291

Cindy McDaniel
Planning Technician

(770) 467-4220

Lisa Crapo (Building Inspections)
Administrative Assistant

(770) 467-4220

Newton M. Galloway
Zoning Attorney

Smith, Galloway, Lyndall & Fuchs

Lisa Beck
GIS Coordinator

(770) 467-4252

Spalding County Fire Department


600 Carver Road
Griffin, GA 30224

Phone: 770-228-2129
Fax: 770-467-4785










Alcoholic Beverage License Surveyors

Attach a certified plat of the proposed premises, prepared by a registered Georgia Land Surveyor, showing the location of all improvements and the distance from any church, school, alcoholic treatment facility, County park or playground, measured as required by the Alcohol Beverage Control Ordinance.

Spalding County Forms

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Business Registration and Occupation Tax Form

Building Permit Application Form


City of Griffin



Planning and Development Services

231 East Solomon Street
Griffin, GA 30224

Phone: 770-233-4130
Fax: 770-233-4116

City of Griffin Municipal Code


Commercial Building Inspector:

Ernest Freeman

Chamber of Commerce



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City of Griffin Grease Management Program

Plan Review Application

Commercial Development Information

Building Permit Application

Building Safety Forms

Demolition Permit

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U.S. Small Business Administration


The information provided herein is without guarantee, warranty or representation of any kind whatsoever. Your use of and browsing in this Web Site are at your sole risk. In the case of any errors or discrepancies, including deadline dates for the submission of any materials, the official printed documents maintained in the various City, County, State, and National departments and offices will take precedence.

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