Business Development Services

Helping to build a better community.


Director: Marcus Robinson

Administrative Office:

Business Development Services

Terminal Station

200 Cherry Street, Suite 202

Macon, GA 31201

Phone: (478) 803-0470

Fax: (478) 745-6358


Office Hours

Property Maintenance: 8:00-5:00

Permit Processing: 8:30 – 4:30         

License Processing: 8:30 – 4:30

Inspector’s Office Hours:

7:30 – 8:30am and 3:30 – 4:00pm


Business Development Services Mission Statement:

The mission of the Business Development Services Department is to promote, provide and ensure the health, safety, and welfare of all citizens working and residing in the municipality of Macon-Bibb County

Questions or Concerns Contact us @:

Duties of the department of Business Development Services, which encompasses:

Building Division – (478) 803-0470

  • Issues and maintains construction permits
  • Reviews plans, specifications and construction documents for code compliance
  • Performs field investigations and inspections for code compliance
  • Issues Certificates of Occupancy

Click on the Business License Division tab above for more information.

  • Accepts applications for occupational taxes
  • Accepts applications for privilege licenses (alcohol, special events, etc.)
  • Collects revenues for above taxes and licenses

Property Maintenance Division – (478) 803-0470

  • Ensures compliance with the International Property Maintenance Code
  • Maintain the Foreclosed and Vacant Property Registration Program
  • Works with residents, businesses and contractors to ensure properties are properly maintained and cared for.


Marcus Robinson Director

Ricky Fuller Assistant Director

Andy Pitrowski Mechanical Inspector

Audrey Stallion Interim Application Specialist

Daniel Brown Building Inspector

Deidre Alava Abatement Officer I

Diane Jackson  Administrative Assistant

Emory Yarbrough Chief Building Inspector

Greg Howard Chief Mechanical Inspector

Jason Woodward Plumbing Inspector

John Baker Building Abatement Manager

Jonathan Chambless Building Inspector

Kathy Shinholster Interim Administrative Services Manager

Kevin Kent Electrical Inspector

Lekitte Robinson  Abatement Officer I

LaTosha Collins  Interim Application Specialist

Michael Barnes Chief Electrical Inspector

Richard A. Powell Demolition Coordinator

Scott Dibble Plumbing Inspector

Tim Harrell Abatement Officer I

Tonya Davis Application Specialist

Tscharner Ryder Abatement Officer I

William C. Mander, Jr.  Abatement Officer I

Macon-Bibb County maintains a listing of construction and trade permits issued in real time. Click here to go to the search page for permits issued by Business Development Services.

Owners and contractors are responsible for obtaining appropriate permits from the Business Development Services prior to starting construction or renovations on a building.
If you are unsure if a permit is required, you can contact Business Development Services directly or review Administrative Codes here.

Instructions on how to complete the Macon-Bibb County Georgia Vacant and Foreclosed Property Ordinance.


Macon-Bibb County ordinances Chapter 6, Article IV, Sec. 6-70 thru 6-80 describes the purpose and requirements to complete the Vacant and Foreclosed Property Ordinance. Below is a short summary: Sec. 6-73 requires any owner or agents of foreclosed real property OR vacant real property to register within 30 days of the property becoming foreclosed or vacant, and Sec. 6-76 requires a one-time registration and administration fee of ten dollar ($10.00) for each structure on the parcel. As of January 1, 2014, the ordinance now applies to the new jurisdiction of the city Macon-Bibb County, Georgia, which now includes both the former City of Macon and the former Bibb County governments. Please fill out the attached form (found HERE) with the following information:

  1. The real owners name, street address, mailing address, phone number, facsimile number, and e-mail address;
  2. The agent’s name, street address, mailing address, phone number, facsimile number, and e-mail address;
  3. The real property’s street address and tax parcel number;
  4. The transfer date of the instrument conveying the real property to the owner; and
  5. At such time as it becomes available, recording information, including deed book and page numbers, of the instrument conveying the real property to the owner.

Send the check(s), made out to Macon-Bibb County and the completed form to:

Department of Business Development Services
Attention: Property Maintenance Division
200 Cherry Street; Suite 300
Macon, GA 31201
Ph: 478-751-7192