Building & Zoning and Code Enforcement


Please download, print and complete the Building Permit Application and the Land Owners Affidavit located under the "Quick Links" section on this page.  Return via email, fax or mail and we will get in touch with you after permit has been processed.

Please note that property owners who are clearing one acre of land or more, must apply for a Land Disturbance Permit first.  Click here to access the Land Disturbance Permit or you may access the permit under the "Quick Links" section.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR FOR UPSON COUNTY? View the Upson County Demo Application Form, and turn in to the Building & Zoning Department! 

Planning & Zoning

Primary duties include but are not limited to administrating the Upson County Unified Development Ordinance. Additionally, an important role of this department is the maintenance of the Upson County Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a vital tool for our community which helps guide Upson County into the future. The Department also assists the Upson County Planning Commission for zoning related matters.

Building Inspections

A traditional role of the department has been to handle both Upson County and the City of Thomaston’s building inspections program. A Building Official and a Building Inspector manage these inspections. Upson County requires inspections for:

  • Electrical
  • Final Inspection
  • Footings
  • Framing
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing

View inspection procedures and checklists that can also be found in "Quick Links". 

Address Signs

Address Signs are mandatory for all buildings & structures in Upson County, and can be obtained from any Upson County Volunteer Fire Department except the Lincoln Park Volunteer Fire Department.  Residents who reside in Lincoln Park can purchase a sign from any other Upson County Volunteer Fire Department.

Click here for more information regarding address signs.

Code Enforcement


The Code Enforcement Department is located in the Drake Bldg. of the Upson County Government Complex inside the Building and Zoning office. The Code Enforcement officer works in conjunction with the Upson County Building and Zoning Department to enforce county ordinances. The Code Enforcement Department responds to following ordinance violations:

  • Abandoned vehicleClick here to submit a code enforcement complaint form Opens in new window
  • Garbage pickup
  • Illegal dumping
  • Nuisance property
  • Scrap tires

Violation of these ordinances is a misdemeanor.