A permit is required whenever an owner or contractor intends to: construct new, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish a building or structure, or install or alter any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system. In addition, utility construction and site development also require permits. Examples include:
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Although fence construction is exempt, Planning and Zoning has specific requirements for height, location, and configuration. Access guidelines for fence construction.
A homeowner can be their own Building Contractor if they meet conditions set forth in O.C.G.A. 43-41-17(h). These conditions are listed on the Homeowner Affidavit required to be notarized and submitted with permit application.
See a copy of the affidavit (PDF).
All permitting is done online using SAGES software.
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The Georgia Department of Community Affairs regulates codes currently mandated.
Access the codes.
Documents required are determined by project being either residential or commercial, interior only or exterior, general contractor or homeowner as contractor.
No. The General Contractor's (GC) license information is required for the application.
Yes. A notarized Authorized Permit Agent Form completed and signed by the contractor, accompanied by photocopies of both the contractor's and the applicant's driver's license, will be accepted. See a copy of an Authorized Permit Agent Form (PDF).
The City of Marietta can perform 'stand-alone' MEP inspections such as water heaters and HVAC changeouts in occupied homes by way of the Cisco Webex cell phone application. It will be the responsibility of the contractor to ensure installers have this capability. When the inspection is needed, contractor will call main number, 770-794-5659, Option 8 to request inspection. Contractor should be ready to provide name, phone number, address, and permit number. An assigned inspector will then video-call the on-site installer to perform inspection.
Note this is a 'same day' inspection – scheduled orally by the permittee or the permittee's agent (installer) and subject to all City of Marietta rules and regulations.
Please see more information regarding our Virtual and Video inspections.