Planning & Zoning

18 Old Raco High Dr. Suite 102
Clayton, GA 30525
Tel: 706-782-1579

The Rabun County Planning Commission consists of five members appointed by the Rabun County Board of Commissioners. The commission meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Rabun County Courthouse.  The members for the term commencing April 1, 2021 are Bill Enloe, Douglas Bleckley, Neal Williams, Boyce Speed and Matt Wood.

The Planning and Zoning Office is responsible for issuing building permits, land disturbing activity permits, processing applications for rezoning, specific purpose, and variances. This office also administers Zoning, Soil Erosion, Sedimentation and Pollution Control, and Flood Damage Prevention sections of the Rabun County Code of Ordinances.

PLEASE NOTE: Effective JULY 1, 2008 pursuant to Georgia Law O.C.G.A. 43-41 Builders and General Contractors will be required to have a contractors license as issued by the State of Georgia Licensing Board in order to obtain construction permits in the State of Georgia. Some limited service and traditional specialty contractors are exempt from the licensing requirements. For more information concerning licensing categories, requirements and exceptions, please contact the State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors at 478-207-2440 or visit www.sos.ga.gov/plb/contractors.

Application for Zoning, Rezoning, Variance or Specific Purpose
Application for Land Disturbing Activity Permit
Building Permit List

Building Permit Application

Homeowners Affidavit

 Review the permit instructions and requirements for plan submittal. Upon approval of plans and application, payment of the permit fees is accepted by check, money order or credit card (with a fee).

Comprehensive Plan

Comprehensive Plan Survey Results

Erosion, Sedimentation & Pollution Control Plan Checklist for Common Development (Subdivisions)
Erosion, Sedimentation & Pollution Control Plan Checklist for Stand Alone Construction Projects (Less than 1 acre)
Erosion, Sedimentation & Pollution Control Plan Checklist for Infrastructure Construction Projects (Sewer)