Building Department

Building Permit Process

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Departmental Functions:

  • Permitting – Includes the collection of fees, processing of requests for permits and inspections, and providing information to the public.
  • Plans examination – Includes the review of plans and related construction documents for minimum code compliance prior to permit issuance.
  • Inspection – Includes verification that structures are built in accordance with the approved plans, construction codes and within the scope of the permit.
    • To schedule an inspection, please call: (770) 474-9393
    • For construction-related questions, please call SAFEbuilt: (678) 216-0641
    • For site plan/planning & zoning related questions, please call our Planning & Zoning Coordinator: (770) 487-4038 ex. 108 or

Guiding Principles:

  • Place the public’s welfare above all other interests and recognize that the chief function of government is to serve the best interest of all the people.
  • Demonstrate integrity and honesty in all transactions and constantly strive for excellence in all matters of ethical conduct.
  • Recognize the continuing need for developing improved safety.
  • Maintain professional competence in all areas of employment responsibility.
  • Enforce the construction codes with fairness and impartiality.

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