Building Permits and Inspections

As a property owner, you hold a crucial role in what transpires on your property. It is your duty to ensure that your contractors possess all the necessary permits, licenses, and certificates. Building Permits should be prominently displayed, visible from the street in front of your property. Remember, permits are not to be affixed to trees. Please be aware that this information is not exhaustive. For a comprehensive understanding of the permitting process, we encourage you to contact (770) 574-2345 or visit City Hall during regular business hours — Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

SEPARATE PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, HEATING, VENTILATING OR AIR-CONDITIONING. The building permit is valid for a maximum of twelve (12) months from the date of issue, after 12 months it becomes null and void. If construction is not complete as of this date, a new permit, fees determined as then currently calculated, must be purchased to receive a Certificate of Occupancy or complete the project. This permit becomes null and void if work or construction authorized is not commenced within six (6) months OR if construction or work is suspended or abandoned for a period of six (6) months at any time after work is begun.

Please note, effective July 1, 2008, Georgia Law requires all contractors obtaining a permit to possess a valid state contractor’s license and be able to produce it when permits are issued.


Contact City Hall (speak to Patrick Clarey) at 574-3108 and request inspection. If call is before noon, the inspection shall be done at 1:00 pm that day (except Thursday, when inspections shall be done at 8:00 am). Any called in after that time shall be done the next day at 1:00 pm.