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* Commercial Renovations: For commercial renovation projects: any contractor who desires to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system must obtain a permit.
* An application for a permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned unless the work authorized by such permit is commenced with 6 months after the date of filing for the permit.
* Temporary Structures: A special building permit for a limited time shall be obtained before the erection of temporary structures such as construction sheds, seats, canopies, tents and fences used in construction work or for temporary purposes such as reviewing stands. Tents and membrane structures having an area in excess of 200 sq ft and canopies in excess of 400 sq ft shall not be erected, operated or maintained for any purpose without first obtaining a permit and approval from the Fire Marshall’s office. The contact number is (706) 821-2513.
* Free-Standing, Building Mounted, Directional or Off-Premise Signs require a permit. The Off-Premise signs require approval of the Zoning Administrator (Planning Commission-525 Telfair Street) and Building Official. All signs must comply with the International Building Code and the National Electrical Code. Inspection of signs is required. If sign is illuminated, an electrical permit is required.
2.Electrical. Plumbing, Gas and Mechanical Permits:
A permit is required for all Electrical, Plumbing, Gas and Mechanical projects. All new installation and repair work requires a permit. Minor repairs can be made to these systems without a permit - as determined by the Building Official. All permits must be obtained prior to commencement of work to avoid penalties.
New construction permits require three sets of drawings and an approved site plan. All plans for new construction and alterations shall be sealed by an architect or engineer legally registered under the laws of this state for the following:
Contractors need to complete all the forms stapled within the New Residential Package.
The contractor is responsible for the obtaining the permit. CAUTION should be exercised if the person or company you are contracting with urges or requests you to obtain the permit.
All inspections can be faxed by 3:00 the day before the inspection is needed.
Fax number is 706-312-4277 or email [email protected]
Make sure to list the permit number, address of project, and the type of inspections you are seeking in the email.
Commercial requirements: back flow prevention, landscape approval, Fire Marshall’s approval, and all permits & inspections must be purchased and approved.
Residential requirements: all permits must be purchased, all inspections must be approved, a termite letter and blower door test & certificate must be received.
Yes. If it is a pre-owned modular building the Industrialized Building (IB) Program allows existing Industrialized Buildings that are being renovated, moved, or changed in occupancy to go through the re-manufacturing process. The re-manufacture process in the IB program requires the buildings to be brought into “substantial” compliance with current code. The re-manufacture process requires that an existing industrialized building be:
Once the building is approved by the third party it will be issued a new DCA Re-Manufacture Insignia to be placed on the building.
Exception: On September 13, 2012 The Construction Advisory Board voted an approved a modular building of Group B occupancy to be allowed if the DCA Insignia is less than five years old at the discretion of the Building and Fire Departments.
Yes. Existing industrialized buildings that are being renovated, moved, or changed in occupancy are required to go through the re-manufacture process as required by the Department of Community Affairs. The Re0-manufacture program requires that an industrial building be brought into “substantial” compliance with current codes. The re-manufacture process requires that an existing industrialized building be:
Yes. Chapter 17 requires Special Inspections on certain commercial projects. Page C1 must be completed and signed before the permit can be issued. Click here for the Special Instructions guideline.
Yes. Click here for memorandum containing code references.