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IMPORTANT NOTICE

*Our office will be closed Wednesday, June 19th in observance of Juneteenth* 

GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP FLYER

June 22nd 2024 9am-12noon

***Effective April 1, 2024***

In an effort to streamline the plan review process, LDP Land Disturbance Permit submittals & resubmittals will now ONLY be accepted on Tuesdays from 8:30am- 4pm. 

Barrow County, along with Bethlehem, Carl, and Statham, have completed the draft update to the Joint Comprehensive Plan Update! We invite you to take a look at the document and get in touch with any comments at BarrowCompPlan@tsw-design.com

Can't find answers to your questions on our website?  Send us a message and we will get back with you shortly!

  • Do I need a permit?
    You will need a permit for any structural change in an existing structure and any building/structures being added to the property. All our permit applications can be found on our Permits page.
  • How do I know where my septic tank is located?
    For any questions about your septic tank, please contact Barrow County Environmental Health at 770-307-3502. Their office is located at 10 W Williams Street, Winder, GA 30680.
  • Do I need a permit for a fence?
    Barrow County does not require a fence permit.
  • How long does it take to get a permit?
    It could take up to three to four weeks to issue a permit. Our office will contact you via email whenever your permit has been approved and take payment at that time.
  • What if I need a State Certification along with a Local License?
    You will need to apply for and receive your State Certification before any Local License can be issued.
  • When does my business license expire?
    All business licenses issued by Barrow County expire December 31st. We apply a late penalty fee of 10% after January 15th. If your license has not been renewed by April 15th of that year, a flat $200.00 late penalty fee will be applied. **Please note, we do NOT send out yearly reminders at this time.
  • What documentation will I need to file a new business license?
    You will need to complete the following forms located on our Licensing page: - New Business License Form - Private Employer Affidavit - O.C.G.A. § 50-36-1(e)(2) AFFIDAVIT - Property Contact Form (only required if you are leasing/renting business location) - Home Office Requirements Form (only required if business will operate out of your home) - Copy of any State license if applicable to your trade. (ex: plumbing license, nursing license, contractor license, etc.) Any additional documentation can be attached your New Business License form by using the paperclip on the top left side of the page when completing the form. *You will receive an email once we review your application to confirm license fees and form of payment if approved.
  • What documentation do I need to renew my business license?
    You will need the following forms located on our Licensing page: - Business License- Renewal - Business License Renewal Attachment (this form will need to be notarized) - Copy of any State license if applicable to your trade. (Ex: Plumbing license, nursing license, contractor license, etc.) *You will receive an email once we review your renewal to confirm renewal fees and form of payment.
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