City Permits

Issuance of building permits is regulated by the Georgia Contractors Law, Title 43. Building permits are required for all work with the exception of:

  • Installation of Roof Shingles and Roofing Membrane
  • Metal Roofing
  • Painting
  • Carpeting

All other work requires permitting, unless otherwise notified.

Residential Contractor

Information required for permitting on Residential Structures:

  • Permit Application
  • Address of project
  • Site layout showing set backs on additions and new structures
  • Square feet of new construction
  • Owner's name, address, city, state, zip and phone
  • Two complete copies of plans showing foundation, floor plan, elevations and wall section
  • Landscaping plan to zoning requirements for new construction

Owner may acquire permit on residential construction valued less than $2,500.00.

General Contractor

Information required for permitting on Commercial Structures:

  • Permit Application
  • Address of project
  • Site layout showing set backs on additions soil erosion control, site development, and site utilities.
  • Three copies of drawing signed and stamped (including landscape drawing to tree ordinance) to be reviewed by Building Plan Review and Fire Marshal.
  • Evaluation (cost) of project and new construction area
  • Owner's name, address, city, state, zip, and phone

Permits required:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Gas
  • Mechanical
  • Land disturbance (to GSWCC requirements) - click for application
    • Note: EPD Intent forms available here, https://gaswcc.georgia.gov/notice-intent-forms. These forms are required for land distrurbance of 1 acre of more. Forms must be completed before completing the City of LaGrange Land Disturbance application.
  • Signs (include drawing) - separate permit
  • Plumbing (fire sprinkler and hood suppression systems)

Permits on commercial structures must be acquired by licensed trades.

Note: All permits must be posted

Inspections are required:

  • Temporary power poles
  • Footings, foundations and poured walls over 4 ft.
  • Any under slab piping
  • Structure wood framing
  • Light gauge metal framing
  • Insulation
  • Fire walls
  • Power on structure
  • No certificate of occupancy will be issued until all lanscaping is in place