All construction activities in the city require a permit through the Community Development Department.
NOTICE: The Community Development Department is temporarily suspending the requirement to have permit applications notarized until such a time as City Hall reopens. All permits and applications that have been submitted without notarization will be required to be notarized retroactively when City Hall reopens.
Most major projects require plan review such as new construction, additions, deck replacement, land disturbance, retaining walls, swimming pools, permanent signs, and fire sprinklers. Please upload digital copy of plans when submitting.
Many projects will require the review and approval by outside agencies, such as DeKalb County, which may add to the overall process time. These reviews should be accounted for in your development schedule.
The city also provides permits online for projects that do not require plan review such as single-family residential interior renovations, residential interior demolition, plumbing (such as water heater replacements), and temporary signs.
Not sure if you need a permit or if your permit will require plan review? Please call us at (678) 382-6800. Or you can reach DeKalb County Department of Planning and Sustainability at (404) 371-4915.
Permit Fee Schedule
Permit fees are based on construction valuation. The city calculates the construction valuation based on
the floor area of the project and a pre-determined cost per square foot based on the type of construction.
The city accepts Visa or MasterCard payments online. We also accept check, cash, Visa or MasterCard for payments in person but can only accept check by mail. We cannot currently accept payment by phone or credit card authorization forms.
1. Construction/Demolition Permit
2. Land Disturbance Permit
3. Sign Permit
4. Trade Components (stand-alone project such as water heater, air conditioning, or furnace replacement)
5. Tree Removal Permit Application
6. Special Events
Other Permit Applications - Download, Complete, and Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Fence and Wall Agreement Form (Please also fill out Minor Site Work application that is included after the Fence and Wall information)
5. Roofing (commercial only)
7. Sub-Contractor (projects with a General Contractor and an issued building permit)
When applying for a permit as a homeowner, please upload the Homeowner Declaration form to the application.
Permit fees are based on construction valuation. The city calculates the construction valuation based on the floor area of the project and a pre-determined cost per square foot based on the type of construction. Please call (678) 382-6800 to learn more about estimating your fees or check out the Fee Schedule page.
Certificate of Occupancy or Completion
To obtain a Certificate of Occupancy or Completion, please email a picture of the permit card to email@example.com.