Can I use a modular building for a commercial occupancy?
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:
  • 1) Inspected by a third party
  • 2) New plans drawn to bring the building into substantial compliance and
  • 3) The building be re-inspected by the third party to ensure the changes were completed by the contractor.
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.Link to Approved Third Party Inspector.....

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3. What work is exempt from permit?
4. What Codes Have Been Adopted that Govern Construction, Repairs, And Renovations?
5. How do I request an inspection online?
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7. What Determines The Cost Of My Permit?
8. What are the top reasons for a failed inspection?
9. What Are The Requirements For New Commercial Construction Permits?
10. What Are The Requirement For New Residential Construction?
11. How Long Is My Permit Good For?
12. If I Hire A Contractor, Who Buys The Permit?
13. What Type Of Inspections Can Be Faxed?
14. What Type Of Permits Requests Can Be Faxed?
15. What Are The Historic Districts Recognized By Augusta Richmond County?
16. If the job site is within the Historic District, what are the requirements?
17. What Are The Requirements For The Issuance Of A Certificate Of Occupancy/Letters of Completion?
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19. What are the requirements for a homeowner’s permit?
20. Can I Work On My Rental Property?
21. What Type Of Remodeling Job Should Not Be Done By A Homeowner?
22. How do I obtain a license to run a business from my home?
23. Can I use a modular building for a commercial occupancy?
24. Can I move a manufactured home into Augusta Richmond County?
25. Are Used Modular Buildings allowed for Commercial Use?
26. Do I need a permit to repair foundation settlement?
27. Are Special Inspections required?
28. Is a permit required to construct a shed on my residential property?
29. Is a permit required for solar panels?
30. Is a drip edge required when installing a new roof, or re-roofing a building?