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 commercial building permit (PDF) or a residential 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