Building Inspection

Building Inspections

The Building Inspection Department is responsible for enforcing various county ordinances that regulate and protect public health, safety, and welfare as related to existing buildings and new construction in the unincorporated areas of the county as well as in the cities of Plainville, Ranger, and Resaca. This department serves as the first point of contact for residents and developers seeking assistance with flood plain management, soil and erosion control standards, land disturbing activities, and utility construction. This department issues all construction permits and performs plan reviews to determine code compliance. In addition, this department enforces the following county ordinances: Building Code Ordinance, Wetland Protection Ordinance, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance, Nuisance Ordinance (unsafe buildings), Manufactured Homes Ordinance, Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, and the Sign Ordinance. Also, this department assists the Planning & Development Department with reviewing subdivision development plans. This department generates revenue from building inspection and permit fees, land disturbing permit fees, and plat/development plan review fees.

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Contact Information:
Tom Burgess, Director
Gordon County Wall Street Annex, First Floor
200 South Wall Street
Calhoun, GA 30701
Phone: 706-629-0505
Fax: 706-625-8253

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

 

Latest Press Releases & Public Notices

2017-ULDC

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PURPOSE OF THIS REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)   The purpose of this RFQ is to hire qualified planning consultants with experience in revising, updating existing land development ordinances or replacing an existing ordinance with a new ordinance. Below is the RFQ document: 2017-ULDC Services RFQ...

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2017-FD103 Small Pumper – Fire Dept.

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2017-FD103 Small Pumper – Fire Dept.

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners will be accepting sealed written bids from qualified vendors to procure new fire pumper apparatus as outlined in the specifications in this document (see attached specification, requirement and agreement document). Bid Document 2017-FD103 Small Pumper Specs/Requirements/Agreement Document 2017-FD103...

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Flash Flood, Severe Weather, and Road Closure Updates

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Flash Flood, Severe Weather, and Road Closure Updates

This is the list of roads that remain closed as of 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017 Lanford Rd Baugh Mountian Rd (one lane) Bandy lake Rd 1:00 a.m. Monday, January 23, 2017 Chief Ralston reports that all roads have been cleared of downed trees but many roads still remain closed due to flooding and a few roads may still have down power lines. The public safety and public works departments will be working through out the night as we expect additional flooding from run-off. From The National Weather Service in Peachtree City: The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has extended the Flash Flood Warning for … Floyd County in northwestern Georgia… Gordon County in northwestern Georgia… Central Chattooga County in northwestern Georgia… Northwestern Bartow County in northwestern Georgia… Until 330 AM EST At 1037 PM EST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the warned area. Up to three inches of rain has already fallen. Flash flooding is already occurring. Some locations that will experience flooding include… Rome, Calhoun, Summerville, Adairsville, Cave Spring, Resaca, Plainville, Shannon, Fairmount, Lyerly, Pinson, Folsom, Lake Marvin, Coosa, James H. Floyd State Park, Holland, Sonoraville, Lindale, Oostanaula and Tidings. Additional rainfall amounts of one to two more inches are possible in the warned area. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. From Gordon County Schools: Gordon County Emergency Management officials have indicated that many roads throughout the county are closed due to downed trees and power lines, as well as significant, widespread flooding. Given this information, Gordon County Schools will be closed to students on Monday, January 23. Staff should report at 10 a.m., as possible. From Calhoun City Schools: Calhoun City Schools continues to monitor the weather.  At this time, schools will operate on a regular schedule.  We’ve advised all of our bus drivers to exercise extreme caution on routes.  And we also urge students and parents to exercise this same level of caution.  At this time, only one bus route is impacted by road closures and will be rerouted in order to transport...

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Now Hiring: Assistant Constable

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Now Hiring: Assistant Constable

The Gordon County Magistrate Court is currently seeking qualified applicants for the positions of Assistant Constable. This is a part time position. Job duties will include but are not limited to the following: serve court papers; provide courtroom security; assist with set outs and writs of possession; assist and fill in for Chief Constable. The qualified applicants should possess a high school diploma or equivalency; a valid Georgia Driver’s License; good navigation skills; good communications skills, both verbal and written; and ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public. Must have at least two (2) years of experience working in law enforcement and be a POST certified officer. Background check and drug screening required. Please apply at the Human Resources office, located in the County Administration Building, 201 North Wall Street, Calhoun, GA. A complete job description and other pertinent information will be available with the applications. Applications and associated consent forms may be downloaded from the county website, gordoncounty.org and be faxed to 706-629-9516 or emailed to jobs@gordoncounty.org. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm, Friday February 17, 2017. No Phone Calls Please. Gordon County is an Equal Opportunity...

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Now Hiring: Animal Control Officer

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Now Hiring: Animal Control Officer

Gordon County is currently accepting applications for a full time Animal Control Officer to work in the Animal Control Department. Duties will include, but are not limited to responding to calls concerning various animal issues, greeting the public coming in to the facility, answering the phone, feeding animal, cleaning and maintaining the kennel area. Applicants should possess a high school diploma or equivalency from an accredited program and one (1) year of work experience that demonstrates a proven record of timeliness and dependability. Must have a valid Georgia Driver’s License and good driving record. Background check and drug screening required. Please apply at the Human Resources Office, located in the Gordon County Administration Building, 201 North Wall Street, Calhoun, Georgia. Applications along with completed and notarized consent forms may also be faxed to 706-629-9516 or emailed to jobs@gordoncounty.org. All applications and paperwork must be received by 4:00 pm on Wednesday February 1, 2017. Applications and consent forms may be found on the county website at gordoncounty.org. No telephone calls please. Gordon County is an Equal Opportunity...

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County Offices Closed 1/16/2017

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County Offices Closed 1/16/2017

All Gordon County offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.” For more information visit...

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Plats Filed in Georgia Must Be Filed Electronically

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Plats Filed in Georgia Must Be Filed Electronically

Grant Walraven, Clerk of Superior Court, would like to share this important announcement with the citizens of Gordon County. Effective January 1, 2017, all plats filed in Georgia must be filed electronically. Plats will no longer be accepted for filing in paper format. The move to require the eFiling of plats was mandated with the passage of HB 1004 (§ 15-6-67) during the 2016 Georgia General Assembly legislative session. In order to eFile plat documents in Georgia, please go to https://efile.gsccca.org/ and register. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the eFile process, please contact the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority customer support at 1-800-304-5174 or...

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Winter Weather Updated 1/7/2017 at 9:00 p.m.

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Winter Weather Updated 1/7/2017 at 9:00 p.m.

UPDATE: Saturday, January 7, 9:00 p.m. EOC DEACTIVATION – As the evening progresses, things are beginning to slow down and Gordon Co. EMA is officially standing down the Emergency Operations Center for this weather event. All emergent calls for service should now be directed to the Gordon County 911 Center.Thank you to all agencies who sent representatives to the EOC to assist during this winter event.Thank you, Gordon County citizens for assisting us by sharing our posts with your friends and loved ones, and for your cooperation in our endeavors to keep you safe! May you all have a blessed and safe remainder of the weekend. UPDATE: Saturday, January 7, 8:00 pm Gordon Co. EOC remains open with minimal staffing as Gordon Co. roads continue to be dangerous as many roads have patches of black ice in areas where the sun did not shine on the roadway and melt last night’s ice and snow. The melt that ran to these areas only expanded the size of the black ice area, thus making night time driving very dangerous for motorists. As most of the roads are mainly dry, those areas of black ice will remain through the night due to the sub-freezing overnight temperatures. Sheriff Ralston’s deputies and GSP are monitoring and reporting those areas of concern to the Gordon Co. Emer. Ops Ctr. and the request for GDOT to mitigate these areas is being made. GDOT has done a tremendous job with the Interstate 75 corridor through Gordon Co., but are now having to concentrate their resources to the state highways for these black ice areas. Again, this evening is probably more dangerous than last evening in the fact that motorists are seeing the dried roadways and increasing their speed. Upon seeing the icy patches, motorists are braking too feverously and skidding off the roadway or into other vehicles. We understand some must drive tonight for work, etc.; however, if you do not have to be out, please refrain from getting on the roadway. If you must get out, please continue to drive as if the roadways are completely iced over and be prepared for those black ice areas that are inevitably going to be there. When you encounter the ice, DO NOT slam on your brakes! If there are no obstructions, simply take your foot off the accelerator and allow the vehicle to drive in a straight line across the ice. If you must brake, apply the brakes and release, apply, release, apply, release (a slight pumping action), until a safe speed is reached. UPDATE: Saturday, January 7, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. Gordon County roads and State Routes in Gordon County have much improved since this morning. Much of the snow and ice have melted and the sun and the wind have helped to dry the roadways; however, as the evening hours approach, the temperatures will again be below freezing and any remaining water left standing will refreeze. Coupled with those areas which the sun did not shine on, black ice will be a driver’s nemesis during the nighttime hours. For your safety, we are asking citizens who are out and about today to complete any errands and return home before dark when black ice will not be visible until your headlights shine upon it, by which time...

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1/24/2017 BOC Regular Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR SESSION AGENDA JANUARY 24, 2017, at 6:00 pm Conference Room of the Administration Building CALL TO ORDER INVOCATION AND PLEDGE APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Work Session and Regular Meeting January 10, 2017 ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT PUBLIC HEARING FOR ZONING A.  Appl. #Z16-26 Stanley Simpson’s Request to Rezone from A-1 to CH B.  Appl. #Z16-27 Mitchell Wayne Worley’s Request to Rezone from A-1 to R-1 C.  Appl. #Z16-28 Tony Temple’s Request to Rezone from A-1 to CH D.  Appl. #Z16-29 James Mark Bunch’s Request to Rezone from A-1 to R-1 E.  Appl. #Z16-30 Ton Tran’s Request to Rezone from CG to A-1 F.  Appl. #Z16-31 Patrick Davis’ Request to Rezone from A-1 to I-2 CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS None CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS A.  Reappointments of Doug Higdon and Lee Crump to the Limestone Valley RC&D Council for Two-Year Terms ending 12/31/18 B.  Budget Amendment for the Chert Pit for $43,000 to Repair D8 Dozer ADJOURN MEETING...

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1/24/2017 BOC Work Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORK SESSION AGENDA JANUARY 24, 2017, at 5:30 pm Conference Room of the Administration Building DISCUSSION OF REGULAR MEETING AGENDA ITEMS PRESENTATION FROM THE CIVIL WAR REENACTORS REQUESTING PERMISSION TO ERECT A MONUMENT AT FORT WAYNE – Kenny Padgett   REMINDERS AND INFORMATION  Next Commissioners Meeting – February 7, 2017 Board of Commissioners Planning Session – February 3-4, 2017 at Brasstown Valley Resort Voluntary Boards with Vacancies or Expired Terms needing to be Filled or Re-approved by the Board of Commissioners ACCG Annual Conference in Savannah – April 28 to May 1 Cash and Investment Report...

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