Building Permit Requirements
Applications for building permits are required to be submitted for installations regulated by the Georgia State Minimum Building Codes if any owner or authorized agent 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
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.
Building in the Chattahoochee River Corridor area requires different permitting procedures. Call the Planning and Development Manager at 470-395-7022 for more information.
Work Requiring Building Permits
The following table shows work that requires a building permit. It is not a comprehensive list. For questions please see our Building and Permitting page, or contact the Building Inspector at 470-395-7027.
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