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Glass Enterprises

Mitchell County is home to Glass Enterprises which produces the top-rated alligator hides in the world.


Mitchell County Building & Zoning Department
Building Codes & Information

Mitchell County Building and Zoning
Russell Moody, Department Head
18 North Court Street
P.O. Box 302
Camilla, GA 31730
229-336-2060 office
229-336-2362 fax
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Sub Departments
Mitchell County Business License
Mitchell County Code Enforcement
Mitchell County Water and Wastewater

Department Services Provided:
• Issue Building Permits
• Issue Business Licenses
• Issue Manufactured Home Location Permits
• Inspect Manufactured Setup
• Zoning Enforcement
• Rezoning Assistance
• Subdivision and Land Division Regulations
• Code Enforcement
• FEMA Flood Map Assistance
• Issue New 911 Addresses
• Water and Wastewater Operations for Autry State Prison
• State of Georgia High Wind Zone Assistance

Mitchell County requires that structures must be built to the International Building Codes. A Georgia State License is required for contractor, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical work, unless the homeowner is responsible for the work on his/hers own single-family dwelling (the homeowner will be required to sign a liability waiver.) The owner or builder has to apply for permits with the Mitchell County Building and Zoning Department.

Items Needed for a Building Permit:
• Well and/or Septic Tank Permit from the Health Department
• Driveways (obtain permit from Mitchell County Public Works Department)
• On a State Highway (obtain permit from Georgia Department of Transportation)
• Site Plan Showing Building Setbacks and Location of Driveway
• House Plans or a Sketch for Review
• Contractor’s Business License and State Card
• Plumber’s Business License and State Card
• Electrician’s Business License and State Card
• HVAC’s Business License and State Card
• Elevation Certificate (if in a flood zone)
• Wind Load Analysis (if located in high wind zone)
*If the owner is responsible for all the work contractor information is not needed.

Required Inspections:
• Foundation Inspection
• Rough-In Inspection
• Final Inspection
*It is the contractor’s responsibility to make sure that these and all other requirements are met.

For more helpful information click on the links below.
Building & Zoning Department Information Brochure
Building & Zoning Codes
Mitchell County Wind Zone Map
Zoning Application
Land Division/Subdivision Application
Manufactured Home Permit

The Mitchell County Planning and Zoning Board meet on the third Thursday of each month. The meetings are held at 26 North Court Street, the Mitchell County Board of Commissioners meeting room.

Department Staff
Terrie Swain, Administrative Assistant

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.