Licenses and Permits

Presently, Dade County does not require a general business license and has no zoning regulations as that term is defined by state law.  Accordingly, Dade County requires no zoning approval for new or on-going construction.  There may be specific local, state, or federal statutes and regulations that do apply to your particular project, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Animal Inoculation
  • County Road Acceptance
  • Distribution of Controlled Substances
  • Driveway Pipe Installation
  • Electrical Inspection
  • Emergency 911 Address (Private / County Roads)
  • Flood Damage Prevention
  • Health and Sanitation
  • Massage Business and Services
  • Mobile Home (Permits and Decals)
  • Signs
  • Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control
  • Solid Waste
  • Land Subdivision
  • Timber Cutting and Harvesting
  • Utility Accommodations on Rights-of -Way
  • Wireless Telecommunications
     


For new construction, you will be required to obtain an electrical permit from the Dade County Commission Office (706-657-4625) and, in most cases, a septic system permit from the Dade County Health Department (706-657-6181).  State permits concerning environmental issues may be obtained from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (770-387-4912).  For all other State license questions, contact the Georgia Secretary of State’s Administrative Offices of the Professional Licensing Boards by phone at 478-207-1300 or by fax at 877-588-0446 or via internet at http://sos.georgia.gov/.

This notice is intended to give general information only concerning permits currently required in Dade County and should not be relied upon for legal advice as to the applicability of any county, state, or federal statute or regulation to your project.  Additionally, nothing in this notice is intended to restrict the County from adopting new or different ordinances or regulations in the future.

Thank you for your interest in Dade County.  We hope that you will find our County to be a great place to live and work.  Please let us know if we can be of assistance.