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Development Service Center

News and Announcements
Moratorium on properties zoned AG


UPDATE: Moratorium has been extended to April 7, 2018

At their 7 November Regular Meeting, Cherokee County Board of Commissioners imposed a 90-day moratorium on the acceptance of applications or plans for the issuance of land disturbance pe

Posted: Mar-12-2018 | view story

Development Service Center Closing Early

On Friday, September 28, our Development Service office will be closing at 3:30 for end of the year processing.  We apologize for any inconveince.  Thank you.

Posted: Sep-14-2018 | view story

Building Permits And Inspections|Tenant Occupancy Change

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Any time a new tenant moves into a commercial leased/owned space, the new tenant is required to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy.  A Tenant Occupancy Change permit will ensure that the proposed business meets all building and fire safety codes and is allowed to operate under the current zoning.  A business license will not be issued without a Certificate of Occupancy. 

Application for permit: please make sure to fill out your application in its entirety.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Information you will need to know: 

Address of property                      Zoning                                  NAICS Code                    
Previous business type Proposed business type        Business owner name
Propery owner name    

 Permit fees: $50.00 - you may pay your fee by credit card (a convenient fee of 3% will be assessed to each credit/debit transaction - a minimum of $2.00 for all transactions under $67.00) , cash or check.

Inspections: the following departments will perform inspections at the commercial site;

                   •Building Inspections Department - inspect building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical and handicap                                compliance                                             

                   •Fire Marshal - checks exit signs and building safety required by the fire code and will determine occupancy load.

 It is the responsibility of the applicant to schedule inspections.  Please visit our CityView Portal and register to schedule inspections online

Signs: Signs must be approved by the Planning and Land Use Department.  A sign contractor should apply for a sign permit please visit their web page for more information, application and procedure for sign permits.

Health Permits: If the business will be selling or serving food (restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, fast food restaurants, etc.) a permit from Environmental Health Department is required.  Please visit their web site or call 770-479-0444.  Food permits are not transferable.

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