Community Development

The Community Development Department is dedicated to providing a full range of public safety services related to building, planning, and code compliance, including building permit review, building inspections, comprehensive planning, land development administration, floodplain management, code enforcement, historic preservation, urban forestry, GIS mapping and public outreach.


Permit and Application forms are available on the City's website located under Document Center or in hard copy at the Community Development Department at located at 418 Osborne Street St Marys GA or call 912-510-4032. The current Code of Ordinances can be found here.

The City's zoning map can be found here. (The information listed from Camden County and on qPublic is for assessment purposes only.)

If you have a question about Planning, please email the Planner of the Day at planning@stmarysga.gov.

Permits are required for the following: 

  • Rezoning requests
  • Annexations
  • Special Use Permits
  • Signs Permits
  • Subdivide Property 
  • Land Disturbance Over An Acre
  • Residential/ Commercial AccessoryStructures
  • Storage Sheds Over 200 SF
  • Occupational Licenses
  • Temporary Sales or Solicitor
  • Mobile Food and Vending
  • Driveways on State highways
  • Addressing
  • Code Compliance
  • Floodplain Management
  • Historic Preservation
  • GIS and Mapping
  • Ordinance amendments & creation of Planned Developments