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Planning & Zoning Board Meeting
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BOC Meeting
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Building Inspection

Telephone: 706-795-6350
Fax: 706-795-5176
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About Us:

The Building & Zoning Department works to ensure public safety through code compliance. The department issues permits and performs inspections for all construction including, building, electrical, HVAC, & plumbing work in Madison County. We also address zoning. The Zoning Administrator has a webpage that includes the Zoning Ordinance, Zoning Book, and information concerning zoning regulations.


Christopher Roach, Department Head for Code Enforcement and Planning & Zoning Departments -

Tracy W. Patrick Teresa Patton Angela Trissel
Zoning Administrator Office Administrator Permit Clerk
Eddie Pritchett James Pulliam  
Chief Building Inspector Building Inspector/
Code Enforcement   

Contact Information

Physical Address: Mailing Address:
91 Albany Ave
Danielsville GA 30633
Office Hours:
Mon - Fri, 8am-5pm
PO Box 1138
Danielsville GA 30633
Phone Numbers:  706-795-6350 or 706-795-6340
Fax Number: 706-795-5176

                                         MORATORIUM NOTICE 

(Effective 5/3/22) No Rezoning Applications & No Plat Approvals that Contain Land Splits can be accepted for a period of 30 days but could potentially last up to 90 days. We apologize for any inconvenience.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call 706-795-6350.  Thank you! (The Board of Commissioners voted in the moratorium on 5/2/22.)

Please Note: No Building Permits can be issued on Non-Conforming Lots. This includes Residential & Non-Residential. The property would have to be brought into compliance before a permit can be issued. A non-conforming lot is a parcel that does not have adequate acreage for the zoning classification that it's in. For questions, please call 706-795-6350.

 Important Info

  • Permits are issued Monday-Friday 8 AM–4:30 PM.
  • Inspections must be requested, as we do not automatically come out. When calling for an inspection, it will be placed on the next available business day. (Please allow up to 48 hours.) If you have called and scheduled an inspection and it's not going to be ready, it's the responsibility of the contractor or homeowner to call and cancel the inspection by 8:30 AM to prevent a $50 re-inspection fee.
  • BEFORE beginning any type of construction, please contact our department to see what permits will be required.
  • It is unlawful for any building used as a residence, office, or business, to be located, erected, moved, added to or structurally altered by 100 sq. ft. or more, without obtaining a building permit issued by the Building Inspection Department with approval of the Madison County Health Department, where required. It is also unlawful for any accessory building greater than 288 sq. ft. to be located, erected, or moved into the county without obtaining a building permit issued by the Building Inspection Department. No building permit may be issued except in conformity with the provisions of this ordinance.
  • If you live in the City Limits of Colbert, Comer, or Ila, you fall under their jurisdiction. You will need to contact their city hall to see if they require a permit. If a permit is required, then you will need to get a detailed letter from them with the location, type of work, what permit is required, and verification that you have met their zoning requirements. After this has been determined, you may click on the link below that applies to what you are building to see what the permit requirements are. You will need to bring those requirements, and the letter from the city, to our office and purchase your permit.
    • City of Colbert – 706-788-2311
    • City of Comer – 706-783-4552
    • City of Ila  – 706-789-2244
  • The State of Georgia requires all General Contractors, Electricians, HVAC Contrators, and Plumbers to be state licensed.
  • The Madison County Building & Zoning Department requires all building contractors, electricians, HVAC contractors, and plumbers to register with our department every year. The annual registration renews every January of each new year. To register, you will need to complete a Contractor Registration form (link provided below) and provide a copy of your state license when submitting the form. (These can be printed off the State of Georgia's website, or you can purchase it when renewing your license.) In addition, a Contractor Affidavit form (link provided below), is required to be submitted for each job that is permitted through our office before the work can be inspected.
    • Contractor Registration and Affadavit Forms. Please click on the links provided below, to print the Contract Registration and Contractor Affidavit forms. Also provided, is the link for the Madison County Contractor Registration Ordinance, that mandates the annual registration requirement.  Both forms must be completed and returned to our department before any inspections can be performed.
  • Permit fees are based on the structure's square footage (heated & unheated- porches, decks, garage, basement, & etc.), the amperage of the meter base, the type of heating unit (tonnage or BTU’s), and the number of plumbing fixtures.
  • Provided below, please find the link to the Department of Community Affairs, with a list of the construction codes and amendments that Madison County has adopted and enforces.
  • The following links are for various permitting requirements and Informational handouts. Please note, this is not an all-inclusive list. Before beginning any type of new construction, remodeling, moving, altering or repairing, please contact our department for complete procedures and requirements.
  • Misc. Forms


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