Building Departments in Habersham County, Georgia

There are 3 Building Departments in Habersham County, Georgia, serving a population of 43,878 people in an area of 277 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 14,626 people, and 1 Building Department per 92 square miles.

In Georgia, Habersham County is ranked 17th of 159 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 10th of 159 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Habersham County Building Departments

Find Habersham County, Georgia building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Banks County Planning Department 185 Scoggins Drive Demorest, GA

Cornelia Planning Department 181 Larkin Street Cornelia, GA

Habersham Planning Department 451 Roper Drive Clarkesville, GA

About the Habersham County Building Department

Building Departments in Habersham County, GA are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Habersham County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Habersham County, Georgia building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Habersham County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Habersham County, GA zoning laws and requirements

Habersham County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Habersham County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Habersham County Residential Housing Units
 Habersham CountyGeorgia
Total Housing Units18,3284,203,288
Occupied Housing Units15,106 (82.4%)3,663,104 (87.1%)
Habersham County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Habersham CountyGeorgia
Single-Family Detached Homes11,522 (76.3%)2,486,496 (67.9%)
Single-Family Attached Homes123 (0.8%)142,317 (3.9%)
2 Apartments204 (1.4%)75,117 (2.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments299 (2.0%)108,167 (3.0%)
5 to 9 Apartments207 (1.4%)172,218 (4.7%)
10 or More Apartments199 (1.3%)370,274 (10.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing2,552 (16.9%)308,515 (8.4%)
Habersham County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Habersham CountyGeorgia
2014 or Later3 (0.0%)35,496 (1.0%)
2010 to 2013200 (1.3%)91,774 (2.5%)
2000 to 20093,499 (23.2%)840,095 (22.9%)
1980 to 19996,036 (40.0%)1,423,058 (38.8%)
1960 to 19793,254 (21.5%)819,614 (22.4%)
1940 to 19591,382 (9.1%)309,825 (8.5%)
1939 or Earlier732 (4.8%)143,242 (3.9%)
Habersham County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Habersham CountyGeorgia
1 Room117 (0.8%)43,833 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms1,079 (7.1%)254,013 (6.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms5,547 (36.7%)1,207,708 (33.0%)
6 or 7 Rooms5,641 (37.3%)1,218,388 (33.3%)
8 or More Rooms2,722 (18.0%)939,162 (25.6%)
Habersham County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Habersham CountyGeorgia
No Bedroom117 (0.8%)46,898 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom660 (4.4%)255,503 (7.0%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms11,873 (78.6%)2,363,825 (64.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms2,456 (16.3%)996,878 (27.2%)
Habersham County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Habersham CountyGeorgia
With Complete Plumbing Facilities15,042 (99.6%)3,650,806 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities15,017 (99.4%)3,640,167 (99.4%)