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7/23/2013City of Dunwoody Speeds Up Development Plan Review


City Council Adopts Resolution to Offer Life Safety and Accessibility

Plan Reviews and Inspections for Renovation and New Construction


Dunwoody, GA – July 23, 2013 – In an effort to improve service delivery and accelerate permitting for building renovation and new construction, the City of Dunwoody will now concurrently review life safety and building codes as part of the city’s plan review process. 


Beginning July 23, 2013 the city will offer life safety and accessibility plan reviews and inspections required for building renovation and new construction, services which are currently offered by the DeKalb County Fire Marshal’s office.  The city will offer the plan reviews and corresponding inspections at the same cost DeKalb County currently charges.


The city anticipates completing more than 95 percent of development plan reviews within two weeks and fully intends to maintain the high levels of quality reviews, inspections and customer service currently provided by city staff.  The new option provides an accelerated permitting process.  In addition, the city has made arrangements to offer these services at no cost to city budgets.


The new service, starting immediately, will be offered as an option for building renovation and new construction as the city mobilizes trained, certified and experienced city staff to complete life safety and accessibility plan reviews and inspections.  The city will continue to honor and accept permits and inspections performed by the DeKalb County Fire Marshal’s office.


“Our goal is to provide businesses and property owners with an option for a more streamlined and enhanced permitting process for building renovation and new construction,” said Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis.  “Dunwoody is taking proactive steps to better serve the development community, residents and businesses which enables the city to be more business and job friendly.” 


Prior to this resolution and since the city’s incorporation, fire marshal services, such as fire safety inspections and plan reviews, have been provided by DeKalb County through an Intergovernmental Agreement for fire services.  Annual safety inspections and arson investigations will continue to be provided by DeKalb County Fire Marshal’s office. 


For more information regarding the City of Dunwoody, please contact Bob Mullen, Marketing and PR Director, at 678-382-6700 or .


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