Planning & Zoning

Comprehensive Plans

Cover and Title Page (119 KB) Contents, Introduction, and Vision (768 KB) 1. Population (683 KB) 2. Economic Development (717 KB) 3. Housing (326 KB) 4. Natural and Cultural Resources (2.8 MB) 5. Community Facilities (1.3 MB) 6. Land [...]

Comprehensive Plans

Advertising & Signage

Except as specifically excluded from the provisions of Chapter 6 of the Code of Ordinances of Gilmer County, Georgia, it is unlawful for any person to post, display, substantially change, or erect a sign in the county without first [...]

Advertising & Signage

Business Licenses

The Business License Office for the unincorporated areas of Gilmer County is also located at the Department of Planning and Zoning. A one-time administrative fee for new or lapsed business license applicants is $50. Other license fees are assessed [...]

Business Licenses

Buildings & Regulations

It is the intent of the Gilmer County Board of Commissioners to enforce the latest edition of each technical code, as adopted by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Building Permits must be obtained prior to beginning construction or [...]

Buildings & Regulations

Manufactured Homes & Trailers

Chapter 78, Section 35 of the Code of Ordinances of Gilmer County, Georgia states that every person holding title to or possessing a mobile home/manufactured home in Gilmer County must report the location to the Gilmer County Department of [...]

Manufactured Homes & Trailers

Land Use & Development

Gilmer County's Land Use and Development Ordinances are enforced by the Gilmer County Department of Planning and Zoning. A complete list of Gilmer County's agricultural, commercial and residential land use districts, along with their permitted uses is available from [...]

Land Use & Development

Environment

Section 70-39 of the Code of Ordinances, Gilmer County, Georgia states that a permit must be obtained from the Gilmer County Department of Planning and Zoning before any land-disturbing activity is begun. Applications for this permit must include five [...]

Environment

Mountain Protection

Those portions of Gilmer County 2,200 feet or more above sea level with a percentage slope of at least 25% for at least 500 feet horizontally, including the crests, summits and ridge tops which lie at elevations higher are [...]

Mountain Protection

Floods

All construction in Gilmer County must adhere to Chapter 74, Floods, of the Code of Gilmer County, Georgia. Prior to building within a flood plain, a permit must be obtained from the Gilmer County Department of Planning and Zoning. [...]

Floods
GILMER COUNTY GOVERNMENT
1 Broad Street
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-635-4361