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County Website – The Official website of Henry County, Georgia

County Code – The Official Municipal Code of Henry County. Please check with the county offices for any recent additions, changes or modifications.

Development Plan Review - This department is responsible for the site development review of all residential, commercial and industrial sites, the review of all subdivision final plats, and will ensure compliance to county codes and ordinances.

Building Department - The Building Department issues the Building, Electric, Plumbing, HVAC & Sign Permits for all Residential and Commercial/Industrial construction and conducts all inspections for Code Compliance in connection with these permits. The Building Department also conducts the plan reviews for all new Commercial and Industrial building construction.

Business License: General Information - This information is provided as a public service to assist those persons interested in establishing and conducting a business in unincorporated Henry County only. Unincorporated Henry County includes those areas lying outside the municipal boundaries of the cities and towns located in Henry County.

Geographic Information Systems (G.I.S.) - This department handles all your mapping needs for the Henry County, Georgia area.

Maps, Zones & Districts – The information and data contained within this web site are public records made available by the Georgia Open Records Act. As such, the data and information contained herein should not be relied upon for any purpose without obtaining verification of the accuracy of such data and information from either the Henry County Clerk of Court or the Henry County Board of Assessors.

Henry County Assessors Office - The goal of the Henry County Assessors Office is to provide the people of Henry County with a web site that is easy to use. You can search our site for a wealth of information on any property in Henry County.

Alcoholic Beverages License - The Business Licensing Department processes all Alcoholic Beverage Licenses and annual renewals. In addition to zoning approval and other requirements, alcohol related businesses (restaurants, convenient stores, etc.) must have a business license.

Henry County Environmental Health  - A division of The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health. We offer programs such as Food Service, On-Site Sewage Management, Public Swimming Pools, Tourist Accommodations, Well Water, West Nile Virus Surveillance, Indoor Air Quality (limited), Emergency Preparedness, and Vector Control.

Henry County Development Authority – The County’s Economic Development Department’s website offering many small business resources.

The Planning and Zoning Department  - Manages community change in the short and long term with regards to land use, transportation, historic preservation and overall development, in order to create a sustainable, livable, and economically successful future for the citizens of Henry County.

The Henry County Department of Transportation website.


Henry County, GA

Georgia Power - An investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.25 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average.

Atlanta Gas Light - Ready to help any business customer from the corner store to a huge manufacturing plant — learn how to save money with natural gas.

Henry County Water and Sewage Authority - The Henry County Water & Sewerage Authority (HCWSA) was founded in 1961 by an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, to "acquire, construct, and thereafter operate and maintain projects embracing sources of water supply and the distribution and sale of water and related facilities."


State Website – The Official website of the Peachtree State

State Code – The Official Code for the State of Georgia. Please consult with the state for any recent changes, modifications or deletions.

Business Registration - Register your business with the state and apply for a Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) online.

The First Stop Business Information Center - Provides the small business owner and the prospective entrepreneur with a central point of information and contacts for state regulatory requirements for operating a small business. The primary objective of the center is to facilitate sustainable small business development in Georgia by offering a central location for determination of what licenses and permits must be obtained and maintained by individuals and businesses conducting their enterprises in our great state.

Annual Traffic Counts - Traffic volumes for each of Georgia's 159 counties are counted on an annual basis.

Business & Professional Licensing – Quick links for many of the licenses that are required in the state of Georgia. From Real Estate Brokers & Appraisers, to pharmacists and Alcohol License Renewals.

Georgia Department of Environmental Health – For information for food service establishments regarding the state’s food safety policies & procedures.

Georgia Department of Economic Development - The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state's sales and marketing arm and lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses.

Georgia Small Business Development Center Network - To enhance the economic well-being of Georgians by providing a wide range of educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

The Georgia Public Service Commission - Exercises its authority and influence to ensure that consumers receive safe, reliable and reasonably priced telecommunications, transportation, electric and natural gas services from financially viable and technically competent companies.

US Census Bureau  - Why pay for demographics twice?

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce - The unified voice of the business community, aggressively advocating the business viewpoint in the shaping of public policy, encouraging ethical business practices and ensuring the state’s future as economically prosperous, educationally competitive and environmentally responsible.

State Bar Association of Georgia - The State Bar of Georgia is a mandatory membership organization and cannot refer attorneys since they have an obligation to represent each of their members equally.
However, please see their list of Local/Voluntary Bars for full contact information of the Bar Associations nearest you.

SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Businesses – Atlanta Chapter. 

Henry County Chamber of Commerce – The Henry County Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the business climate and making our community the best place to live, work and play.


* Henry County, GA

Is comprised of Four (4) Cities all of which are responsible for creating and maintain their own municipal codes and ordinances. Please consult with the municipality to check for any recent additions, changes and/or modifications.

The Incorporated Cities of Henry County, Georgia


The City of McDonough
(City Code)

The City of Stockbridge
(City Code)

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