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

  • Painting
  • Carpeting
  • Papering
  • Tiling
  • Cabinets
  • Countertops
  • Other similar work

All other work requires permitting, unless otherwise notified.

Residential Contractor

Information required for permitting on Residential Structures:

  • Permit Application
  • Authorized Agent Permit Form
  • 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

General Contractor

Information required for permitting on Commercial Structures:

The cost for a building permit can be determined by using the permit fee calculator tool below. Enter the valuation of the project and the tool will automatically calculate the fee.



Permits required:

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