Planning and Zoning  -  Code Enforcement
Building  Permitting and Inspections

Our Purpose:  The Tifton City Council has adopted City Codes (laws) specifically designed to address blight, nuisances, and to maintain a clean, safe, and attractive environment for all the citizens of our community.  This work is conducted by working in partnership with the citizens of Tifton.

Our Mission:  
The mission of the City of Tifton Community Development Department is to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment for the citizens of Tifton. We help to maintain and improve the quality of our community by administering a fair and unbiased enforcement program to correct violation of municipal codes.  We also work with residents, neighborhood associations, public service agencies and other City departments to:
          1)      Facilitate voluntary compliance with City laws and codes.
          2)      Empower community self-help programs.
          3)      Develop public outreach programs.
          4)      Establish community priorities for enforcement programs.

Our Vision:  
The vision of the City of Tifton Community Development Department is to improve and maintain the present and future quality of life for all residents, businesses, and visitors within the City Limits of Tifton, Georgia.  Input from the community will be used to set priorities and change ordinances or procedures as needed.  Public education will be an integral part of our partnership approach.  Our goal is to promote a positive image of the department to our community and to our allied City departments by fostering a culture that is helpful, approachable, knowledgeable, and of the highest integrity.  The City of Tifton Community Development Department will partner and network with other communities and organizations in order to stay at the forefront of creativity and effectiveness in the areas of both code enforcement and building inspections.

The City of Tifton's Department of Community Development encompasses the Engineering, Planning and Zoning, Code Enforcement, and Building Inspection functions for our community.

Click here to access the code of ordinances for the City of Tifton. Please be aware that the online code may not reflect recent updates. For the most current version of our code of ordinances please contact our office.

Department Contacts: 

John Shepherd
Community Development Director/City Engineer

Danny Wallace
Assistant Community Development Director

Cherry Plair

Timothy Hayes
Residential Building Inspector

Dickie Snow
Commercial Building Inspector