Community Development

The Community Development Department works to advance the public interest in the City of St. Marys through the different services provided. The department is responsible for the following duties:

The department also staffs and administers programs for two commissions:

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 and does not represent the zoning district that applies to property.)

For general correspondence, please contact us by calling (912) 510-4032 or by emailing

IMG_3123Kenneth Hughes, AICP - Community Development Director

Kenneth Hughes is the Community Development Director for the City of St. Marys and is responsible for community planning efforts in the city. His work involves a variety of responsibilities from long range planning to code compliance and management of permitting projects. He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction and Ball State University where he earned his Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree. Prior to returning home to St. Marys, Mr. Hughes was the Plan Director for Noble County in Northeastern Indiana and served as the legislative and policy chair for the Indiana Chapter of the American Planning Association. Kenneth is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and is a Certified Floodplain Manager.