Who does building inspections and why do I need them?

Building inspections are handled through the Planning and Zoning Department. Some inspections are handled by Chatham County staff under contract with the City of Tybee Island. Two very good reasons for building inspections are:

- To insure compliance with the minimum building standards

- To protect the health safety and welfare of owners and occupants by insuring the structure will withstand loads and wind forces

Contact Planning and Zoning staff for more information at 912-472-5033.

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1. Will I need a building permit?
2. How do I get a business license and what does one cost?
3. Why are zoning and land use so important in the City?
4. What can you tell me about parking requirements, height restrictions and other regulations?
5. Who does building inspections and why do I need them?
6. What do I need to know about signs and exterior lighting?
7. Can I show or sell merchandise outside?
8. Are there requirements for tree protection and landscaping?
9. Who do I ask about stormwater management and public utilities?
10. Who does fire inspections?
11. I'm having a yard sale, or my organization is hosting a special event, can I put up signs to advertise it?
12. What about other questions that I need answered?