Construction Trade Regulation

Payment of Occupation Tax, Bond, and Liability Insurance required

It shall be the duty of every contractor or builder who shall make contracts for the erection, construction, or repair of buildings for which a permit is required. It is also the responsibility of every contractor or builder making such contracts and subletting the same, or any part thereof, to do the following:

  • Obtain a Business Tax Certificate in accordance with Title 2 of the Augusta-Richmond County Code; or, if a Business Tax Certificate or business license has been obtained elsewhere in the State of Georgia and is current and valid, present a copy of said business tax certificate or license to the License and Inspection Department.
  • Execute and deposit in the License and Inspection Department a bond in the sum of $20,000 for Commercial and $15,000 for Residential, such bond to be conditioned that all work performed by the contractor or under his supervision shall be performed in accordance with the provisions of this building code and that he shall pay all fees and penalties properly imposed upon him for violations of the provisions of this building code.  Specialty Contractors require a $5,000 bond in which Augusta Richmond County will be listed as the certificate holder.
  • Place on file in the License and Inspection Department office a certificate of insurance for public liability and property damage for an amount not less than $50,000 for each person and $100,000 for each occurrence.
  • Pay the annual regulatory fee as provided in the Augusta-Richmond County Code.