PERMITS & APPLICATIONS

DO I NEED A PERMIT?

Why Do I Need a Permit?
There are two major reasons why a homeowner needs a permit on projects: the first is because when a permit is filed, city officials will inspect the work completed at different stages to ensure the work complies with current safety and health building codes. The second, and most significant reason, is it protects the homeowner's investment they are making to improve the property.
 
Work Requiring Building Permits

Applications for building permits are required to be submitted for installations regulated by the Georgia State Minimum Building Codes if any owner or authorized agents intends to:

Construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure;

Erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert, or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system.

Most construction work done within the City requires a permit from the Planning and Development Department and the corresponding required inspections by the Building Official from beginning of construction to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy. 

The following table shows work that requires a building permit. It is not a comprehensive list. For questions please contact Carol Hill or the Building Official at 770.476.1790.
WORK REQUIRING BUILDING PERMITS
APPLY FOR A PERMIT