Building & Inspections

City of Camilla
30 East Broad Street ~ P.O. Box 328
Camilla, Georgia 31730
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (229) 330-2317 ~ Fax: (229) 330-2230



Department Staff:
Keith Lodge – Building Department Administrator
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Carla Irvin – Code Enforcement Officer

Tekla Sellars – Secretary

The Building Department, located on the first floor of City Hall, is responsible for ensuring building, zoning, electrical, mechanical and plumbing codes are adhered to. This department also investigates complaints pertaining to public nuisances, blight, weeds, zoning, signage, noise, illegal dumping, and other common violations found in the City of Camilla's Code of Ordinances and Zoning Ordinance. The Building Department has a vital role in keeping the community blight-free and unattractive to those who live, work, and visit our city. Building, electrical, specialty, plumbing, sewer connection, demolition, sign, party/large gathering, parade/march/assembly, and yard sale permits are issued by the Building Department.

Prior to beginning any land use, construction, or similar project you need to apply for and receive the proper permits. A good measure to determine if a permit is required is if the electrical, plumbing, structural, or lot coverage will be affected in anyway by your project, you need a permit and subsequent inspections. Examples of common projects requiring building permits are decks, patios, roofs, driveways, fences, water heaters, air conditioners, sheds, swimming pools, and other miscellaneous work. Demolition, new construction, additions, or remodeling also require applicable permits and inspections.

All building activity and inspections are subject to the 2018 International Building, Plumbing, Electrical, Gas, Mechanical and Housing Codes as adopted by the State of Georgia. This department is responsible for ensuring and enforcing compliance with the Storm Water Control ordinance and the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission regulations. You are encouraged to prepare in advance for your project and know the applicable building code requirements before construction begins to avoid problems and delays. An early conversation with Building Department staff can save you time and protect your best interests. If you are unsure what permits and inspections are required for your project, contact a staff member for clarification at (229) 330-2317.

The information presented on this website is not all-inclusive and is not a substitute for the Code of Ordinances for the City of Camilla. You are encouraged to contact a representative of the Building Department at (229) 330-2317 for information specific to your construction activity.