Community Development

Community Development Team
**Due to the effects of Hurricane Michael on the City of Bainbridge and Decatur County, permit fees have been waived for a period of thirty (30) days ending November 16, 2018. Permits are still required to be obtained, but fees will be waived for a thirty (30) day time period. 

To find out if your property is in the city or county, or if you are homestead exempt (required for homeowners pulling their own permits), please check here.**


The Community Development Department strives to ensure the highest quality of life through the effective and efficient use of City Codes, Building Codes, and 
Property Maintenance Codes.   

Click here for information about Building, Planning, Zoning, Permitting, and Inspection:  Bainbridge / Decatur Planning Division

We also strive to enhance the quality of life in the City of Bainbridge through community development, public awareness, and protection of the health, safety, and welfare of all citizens.

The Community Development Department is also responsible for maintaining all the city's parks, cemeteries, and green spaces, as well as operating the Bainbridge Marina. 

For more information on the various functions of our office, please click on the links to the left to learn more about our roles within your city's government.