Building Permits

Obtaining a Building Permit

Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code and the State of Georgia must first apply for a building permit (PDF) from the building official.


  • Contractors must have a State of Georgia license
  • Proof of contractor's insurance
  • Permit application must be obtained before starting job
  • Owners may obtain permit if he/she owns property
  • Business owners must have a general contractor to obtain permit by Georgia law
  • An inspection must be done prior to completion of specific job and contractors must be present for the inspection
  • Emergency repairs must be submitted next business day