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

Gordon County Community Vision Survey

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Gordon County Community Vision Survey

Gordon County and the municipalities of Calhoun, Fairmount, Plainville, Ranger and Resaca are in the process of creating a comprehensive plan for the future development of the county for the next 10 years and beyond. Please take a moment and offer your opinion regarding your vision for the future of your community. The plan will focus on the following categories: Economic Development Housing Transportation Natural & Cultural Resources Community Facilities & Services Land Use Intergovernmental Coordination CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEY   Download the...

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Board of Commissioner’s Meeting Has Been Rescheduled

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Board of Commissioner’s Meeting Has Been Rescheduled

The meeting of the Board of Commissioners that was scheduled for this evening (1/16/2018) has been rescheduled to next Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

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Winter Weather Information & Closings

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Winter Weather Information & Closings

Closings and Delays Gordon County Government Gordon County Government offices will delay opening at 11:00 a.m. for Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  Officials will re-evaluate conditions before 9:00 a.m. tomorrow and make further decisions if needed. Board of Commissioner’s Meeting The meeting of the Board of Commissioners has been rescheduled to next Tuesday, January 23, 2018. City of Calhoun Government As of right now, the City of Calhoun government offices will have delayed openings at 10:00 a.m. for Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  This is subject to change based on weather conditions. City and County Schools Both Calhoun City and Gordon County Schools will be closed Wednesday, January 17, 2018 due to inclement weather and the threat of hazardous road conditions.  Stay safe and stay warm. Weather Briefings Posted on January 16, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. Emergency management is working closely with all public safety and public works departments during this winter weather event as conditions continue to deteriorate. According to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston all roads within Gordon County have become affected by the precipitation and cold temperatures. Roads are becoming very slick and covered in ice with much of this being black ice which cannot be seen creating a very dangerous situation. Public safety personnel are asking everyone to stay at home and off the roads if at all possible. Temperatures will continue to drop overnight and are not expected to be above freezing until Thursday so dangerous travel could continue until that time. Deputies, officers, fire personnel, EMS, EMA and public works will continue to monitor and work this event until conditions improve. Once again, please, for your safety and to assist your public safety and public works personnel stay at home and stay safe. Courtney Taylor, Director Gordon County Emergency Management Posted on January 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Calhoun and Gordon County public safety and public works officials took part in a weather briefing on Tuesday, January 16 at 10 a.m. at the Gordon County Emergency Operations Center in reference to possible winter weather today and into Wednesday. There were no changes anticipated by the National Weather Service from the 4 a.m. weather briefing for Gordon County. According to the National Weather Service light snow accumulations remain in the forecast with amounts staying around one inch for Gordon County from Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday. Gordon County will be under a Winter Weather Advisory from 12 p.m. Tuesday until 7 a.m. Wednesday morning. The snow line is predicted to move into north Georgia around 1 p.m. with snow continuing to fall into the afternoon and evening and temperatures dropping as the line moves in. Temperatures over the next few days will be very cold. Low temperatures Tuesday night show single digits to teens expected. High temperatures on Wednesday are not expected to get above freezing with wind chills dipping into single digits Wednesday night. With these temperatures this low any accumulations will have a hard time melting into Wednesday. Impacts of this event could be hazardous travel conditions from snow on roadways and blowing snow as well as low temperatures and wind chills. Please make plans now and take precautions while travelling today and into Wednesday. Public safety and public works officials will continue to monitor the situation for the duration of the event. More Information For...

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County Offices Closed Monday, January 15, 2018

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County Offices Closed Monday, January 15, 2018

Gordon County Government offices will be closed Monday, January 15, 2018, and will reopen on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

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Winter Weather Information & Closings

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Winter Weather Information & Closings

Closings & Delayed Openings Gordon County Government Out of an abundance of Caution, Gordon County will delay opening non-essential government offices until 10:00 a.m. All surrounding counties have delayed opening as well. Be careful and we will continue to monitor the situation. Gordon County Schools Following a weather briefing that was held at 7 p.m. this evening indicating deteriorating weather conditions overnight and into the morning, Gordon County Schools will cancel school for Monday, January 8. The Board of Education meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. will be held as scheduled. Calhoun City Schools The latest weather briefing gives us cause for concern. Due to the possibility of unsafe road conditions for our buses, young drivers, employees, and parents, Calhoun City Schools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Monday, January 8, 2018. Georgia Northwestern Technical College Due to hazardous driving conditions expected as a result of severe weather in the forecast, ALL CAMPUSES of GNTC will not open until 12 noon tomorrow. (Monday, January 8.) Any classes usually held on any GNTC campus which begin before 12 noon will not take place tomorrow UNLESS otherwise notified by the instructor.     Weather Briefings January 8, 2018 at 4:00 a.m. Calhoun and Gordon County public safety and public works officials took part in a weather briefing on Monday, January 8th at 4 a.m. at the Gordon County Emergency Operations Center. Gordon County remains under a Winter Weather Advisory until noon today. Some light sleet, freezing rain and rain have begun to fall in northwest Georgia near the Alabama line. Ice accumulation predictions have lessened since the last briefing slightly to .05″, Air temperatures and road temperatures are currently staying right at or just above freezing in our area. Falling precipitation could still have travel impacts with light glazing occurring on roadways, especially bridges, overpasses and elevated surfaces. If you are travelling give yourself extra time and use caution in case you encounter unsafe conditions. Public safety and public works officials will continue to monitor the situation from the emergency operations center for the duration of the event. Courtney Taylor, Director Gordon County Emergency Management   January 7, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Calhoun and Gordon County public safety and public works officials participated in a weather briefing with the National Weather Service on Sunday, January 7th at 7 p.m. Gordon County will be under a Winter Weather Advisory from 5 a.m.until noon on Monday. According to the National Weather Service precipitation will begin to move in early Monday morning between 1-5a.m. for northwest Georgia and move east. Confidence is high that any and all wintry precipitation will be freezing rain/freezing drizzle. Temperatures will be right at or below freezing and possibly dip into the high 20’s. Amounts will remain light with predictions forecast at .06-.07″ but the probability of freezing rain is increasing and is currently at 60-70%. As temperatures begin to warm it will transition to all rain with far north Georgia the last area to change over. Conditions should start to improve mid day. Currently impacts are still expected to be minimal to power lines and trees but could still see a glaze on roadways, especially on elevated surfaces, causing travel impacts and a potentially dangerous situation. Public safety and public works officials will continue to monitor the situation and update as more information or updates...

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1/23/2018 BOC Work Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORK SESSION AGENDA JANUARY 23, 2018, at 5:45 pm Conference Room of the Administration Building   DISCUSSION OF REGULAR MEETING AGENDA ITEMS DISCUSSION OF GORDON HOSPITAL AMBULANCE CONTRACT REMINDERS AND INFORMATION  Next Commissioners Meeting –  Tuesday, February 6, 2018...

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1/23/2018 BOC Regular Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR SESSION AGENDA JANUARY 23, 2018, 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 9, 2018 ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT PUBLIC HEARING FOR ZONING A.  Appl. #Z17-21 CHAM Real Estate Investments, LLC’s Request to Rezone from A-1 to CG B.  Appl. #Z17-22 Bryan Wright’s Request to Rezone from A-1 to O-I CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS None CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS A.  Declaration of Surplus Property for Sheriff’s Department for a 2006 Lexus 4S VIN#58628 B.  Declaration of Surplus Property for the Sheriff’s Department for miscellaneous rifles, shotguns, revolvers, handguns, other miscellaneous associated scopes, magazines and holsters ADJOURN...

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1/9/2018 BOC Regular Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR SESSION AGENDA JANUARY 9, 2018, at 6:00 pm Conference Room of the Administration Building CALL TO ORDER INVOCATION AND PLEDGE EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION – Employees with Anniversary Hire Dates in January APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Work Session and Regular Meeting December 19, 2017 ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS None CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS A.  Approval of Release of Transcontinental Pipe Line Bond B.  Board to Set Qualifying Fees for Upcoming Elections in Gordon County C.  Re-Appointments to the Gordon County Hospital Authority Board for Three-Year Terms ending December 31, 2020 for Jimmy Brown and Ray Denmon D.  January 2018 Community Disaster Awareness and Preparedness Plan E.  Declaration of Surplus Property for Sheriff’s Department for a Service Weapon ADJOURN...

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1/9/2018 BOC Work Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORK SESSION AGENDA JANUARY 9, 2018, at 5:45 pm Conference Room of the Administration Building DISCUSSION OF REGULAR MEETING AGENDA ITEMS   REMINDERS AND INFORMATION  Next Commissioners Meeting – Tuesday, January 16, 2018   MLK Holiday – County Offices Closed – Monday, January 15,...

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

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BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING JANUARY 22, 2018 ADMINISTRATION CONFERENCE ROOM  

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