About the Office
The mission of the Hall County Marshal’s Office is to improve the quality of life and appearance of communities in Hall County by enforcing County ordinances. Our goal is to work in partnership with the community to promote and maintain a safe and clean environment, and to obtain voluntary compliance before pursuing further action.
Issues related to criminal offenses such as speeding, the sale or use or drugs, etc. should be reported to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office. Additionally, the Marshal’s Office does not handle issues related to homeowner’s association (HOA) rules and by-laws or civil disputes such as property line disputes, etc.
Most Commonly Enforced Ordinances
The most common ordinances we are responsible for enforcing are:
- Outdoor Storage & Junk Items
- Inoperable Vehicles
- Business License
- Home Business Licenses
- Yard Sale
- Building Without Permit
Outdoor Storage & Junk Items
Old appliances, scrap materials, building materials, parts to machinery and similar type items must be stored inside an enclosed building in all zoning districts with the exception of districts AR-III and AR-IV. In districts AR-III and AR-IV such items must be stored in such a manner so as not to be visible from roadway or surrounding properties.
Vehicles without current registration or tag shall be stored inside an enclosed building in all zoning districts with the exception of AR-III and AR-IV. In districts AR-III and AR-IV all outdoor storage and/or inoperable vehicles must be stored in such a manner so as not to be visible from roadway or surrounding properties.
Business license renewals are due January 1 of every year. The license must be displayed in a conspicuous place. Only the business type described on the license is allowed.
Home businesses require a license. (Click the button at left for additional details.)
Home Business Licenses
Home Office: Only for clerical work inside the home.
Home Occupation: Primarily for people that bring commercial work vehicles home. Only one business vehicle (one ton or less) allowed at the home. No equipment can be left on the vehicle visible from surrounding properties. No employees other than family members that reside there allowed at the property.
Residential Business: May include beauty shop, barber shop, or minor repair services. In Residential districts, no customers may come to the site. Does not include vehicle repair and occupation must be conducted inside the dwelling.
Rural Business: Can have repair shop for appliances, autos, or machinery. Restricted to daytime hours and no more than 2 vehicles serviced at one time. Only one employee other than family member that resides there allowed. Shop must be 50 feet from property line and requires at least 3 acres of land.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to dump, deposit, throw or leave or to cause or permit the dumping, depositing, placing, throwing or leaving of litter on any public or private property or waters of Hall County. The litter is placed into a proper receptacle or container installed on such property. Trash or debris must be placed into a receptacle or container.
Yard sales are for the sale of household belongings. They are limited to four times per year, for no more than three consecutive days. Merchandise must be on the property on the person holding the sale and cannot be purchased for the purpose of resale.
A permit is needed if a sign is over six square-feet. Types of prohibited signs:
- Signs with flashing or blinking lights
- Signs with fluttering ribbons or banners
- Signs that rotate or move
- Signs on a public right-of-way
- Signs attached to a tree, fence post or utility poll
Building Without a Permit
Permits are needed for anything other than cosmetic, ordinary or minor repairs. Before beginning any project that would require a building permit, please contact Hall County Planning & Development.
Parking on the street in Hall County on a permanent basis is prohibited.
Concerns, Suggestions & Complaints
Concerns, suggestions and complaints may be submitted by email.
We also offer an anonymous Online Complaint Form for your convenience. If you choose not to leave any contact information, please understand that the Marshal’s Office will have no way of updating you on the status of your complaint.
- Are chickens and other fowl allowed in residential districts?
- Can you enforce our HOA rules?
- My neighbor doesn’t cut their grass very often. Can you help with that?
- Can I store a boat or RV at my home?
- Do I need a permit to put a shed in my yard?
- Is my neighbor allowed to have someone live in a shed/camper/RV in the yard?
- Where are campaign signs allowed?
- Do you handle sewage spills or leaks?