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Name Change - This permit is required when an electrical account is being transferred to another person.  The fee is $25.00.  This covers an inspection conducted by the electrical inspector.  There is no need for anyone to be on the property at the time of inspection.  If the property has a septic tank and it has not been inspected by the Department of Health in the past 5 years, an inspection for that is required.  The permit office will supply the paperwork to be taken to the health department for scheduling up that inspection.  They charge $30.00.

Building - This covers the building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical permits for construction of any building or addition.

Electrical - This permit must be purchased when electrical work is being done.

Mechanical - This permit must be purchased when mechanical work is being done.

Plumbing - This permit must be purchased when plumbing work is being done.

Mobile home move-on permit
 - This permit must be purchased when moving a mobile home into or within Charlton County.  The cost is $500.00.  If the mobile home is previously owned, there is a $100.00 pre-inspection fee + $1.50/mile round trip outside Charlton County.  *NOTE*  Any mobile home moved into or within Charlton County without a move-on permit will be charged a fine.

The following is required when applying for a move-on permit:
  • Bill of Sale and Title or Sales Agreement from Dealer; whichever applies
  • Name of setup company and their license number issued by the State of Georgia
  • Affidavits completed by the Electrical Contractor, Mechanical (HVAC) Contractor, and Plumbing contractor if the setup uses City of Folkston water service.

Move Off - This permit must be purchased when moving a mobile home out of Charlton County.

Demo - This permit must be purchased when tearing down any structure in Charlton County.

Sarah Reynolds
Permit Clerk

P: (912) 496-3826
F: (912) 496-4645

Mailing Address
68 Kingsland Drive
Suite B
Folkston, GA 31537-2872

Physical Address
1516 Third Street
Suite D
Folkston, GA 31537-8969

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm