Building and Land Use Department

Building Permits and Inspections

The Building and Permitting Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Georgia State minimum standard code and related procedures for permitting and inspections of buildings within the city. Our staff will help you through the permitting and inspections stages of your residential or commercial project.

The Building staff reviews building plans and inspects all residential and commercial structures built or remodeled within the City. It also issues the following permits:

  • building (residential and non-residential)
  • deck/pool/spa
  • demolition
  • interior finish
  • remodeling and additions
  • retaining wall
  • roof
  • trade
  • any additional permits required

When Do I Need a Building Permit

Permit Required Checklist

Permitting Process

The permitting process typically includes application for permit, building plan review, and inspection of projects from beginning of construction to issuance of a certificate of occupancy.

Click here to Apply for Building Permit

Residential Building Permit Packet 

Commerical Building Packet

Current Mandatory Codes as Adopted by DCA:

  • International Building Code, 2018 Edition, with Georgia Amendments (2020), (2022)
  • International Residential Code, 2018 Edition, with Georgia Amendments (2020
  • International Fire Code, 2018 Edition (Contact State Fire Marshal Below)
  • International Plumbing Code, 2018 Edition, with Georgia Amendments (2020), (2022), (2023)
  • International Mechanical Code, 2018 Edition, with Georgia Amendments (2020
  • International Fuel Gas Code, 2018 Edition, with Georgia Amendments (2020), (2022)
  • National Electrical Code, 2020 Edition, with Georgia Amendments (2021)
  • International Energy Conservation Code, 2015 Edition, with Georgia Supplements and Amendments (2020), (2022), (2023)
  • International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, 2018 Edition, with Georgia Amendments (2020
  • For information and questions regarding the Life Safety Code (NFPA 101), IFC Georgia Amendments or the Georgia Accessibility Code please contact the State Fire Marshal's Office.

Current Permissive Codes as Adopted by DCA:

  • Disaster Resilient Building Code IBC Appendix(2013)
  • Disaster Resilient Building Code IRC Appendix (2013)
  • International Property Maintenance Code, 2018 Edition, with Georgia Amendments (2021)
  • International Existing Building Code, 2018 Edition, with Georgia Amendments (2021)

PLEASE NOTE: There are Georgia Amendments to the codes, above. Please contact the Construction Codes and Industrialized Buildings Section for more information concerning these amendments.National Green Building Standard, 2008 Edition, with Georgia Amendments (2011 

Inspections Process

Inspection Information Form 

Inspection requests will no longer be accepted via email, text messages, or phone calls, effective June 1, 2022
All inspection requests must be made via the;CitizenServe Permitting Portal.  

Forms & Documents

Authorized Permit Agent Form

Energy Code Compliance Certificate

External Agency Contact List

Homeowner Affidavit

Owner Permission Affidavit

Resident Erosion Control Affidavit

Site/Retaining Wall

Sub-contractor Affidavit


Georgia Licensing Board -

Building Officials Association of Georgia -

International Code Council –

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Online Building Permitting Portal

INSTRUCTIONS: Read this help guide first to understand how to apply for Building Permits inside the online portal.

Click to Register or Sign In to Our Online Service Portal

Quick Links


Christopher Honeycutt
Chief Building Official

Hari Karikaran
City Engineer

John Wright
Building Inspector

Amanda Barney-Martin
Permitting Specialist