The following descriptions will assist you in navigating the different commercial projects.

  • Commercial Plan Review - Information on submitting plans electronically or standard paper submittal. Also, there is information on submitting revisions to plans on active permits.

________________________ Building Permits________________________ 

Once your plans have been approved and you are ready to purchase the permit you must complete or bring with you the following documents to obtain your permit.

New Structure, Shell, Additions, and Foundation only also need

Important Notices to Applicant

  • If you submitted through eplanSolution you will need to print two stamped and approved plans
  • All inspections will be held until required sub-contractors have applied for all trade permits associated with the building permit
  • Power cannot be released until all outstanding fees are paid
  • Final Inspections cannot be requested until all outstanding fees are paid
  • New structure, shell, additions, and foundation only permits require As-built plans to be submitted to the Department of Planning and Community Development for Commercial, Office, Industrial and Recreational sites. The final inspections will not be scheduled until the As-Built plan has been submitted. An as-built plan is a civil drawing depicting completed site development infrastructure, improvements, and building construction as it exists in the field. As-built plans must be prepared by a licensed land surveyor and may involve a licensed engineer. Upon approval of the as-built plan and the site improvements, the applicant may request the certificate of occupancy. The plan review and comment, and field inspections by multiple departments take approximately seven working days.

There are different applications required by the County for various types of permits. Some forms are available for download in PDF format for your convenience. To complete the application, click on the first field and type in your information. Use the tab key to move to the next field. Use mouse clicks to select or deselect the check boxes

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  • Demolition Permit - Permits are required for all commercial demolition projects. Interior demo projects are not typically required to go through the commercial plan review process unless the scope of work includes the alteration or removal of any fire rated assemblies or load bearing partitions. Some demo projects may not require a building plan prepared by a registered designer, however if the project involves removal of partitions and/ or ceilings, an 8½ x 11 drawing depicting the floor lay out and proposed changes is required. Licensed general contractors are required for demolition permits in accordance with Georgia Law O.C.G.A 43-31. Separate trade permits are required for any plumbing, electrical or HVAC removal.

________________________ Specialty Permits________________________ 

  • Swimming Pools - This permit is for all public swimming pools including pools located in residential amenity areas.

  • Temporary Trailer - This permit is used for temporary construction offices used on commercial sites.

       
  • Electrical Only Permit - This permit is used when the scope of work is limited to electrical only work in or on a commercial building or property. This type of work does not require a plan review.
  • Mechanical Only Permit - This permit is used when the scope of work is limited to HVAC work only in or on a commercial building or property. This type of work does not require a plan review.
  • Plumbing Only Permit -This permit is used when the scope of work is limited to plumbing work only in or on a commercial building or property. This type of work does not require a plan review.

_______________Affidavits and Other Misc Documents_______________

Letter of Transmittal

State Licensing Form

Temporary Toilet Permit

            

 

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Suite 100
Cumming, GA 30040
 Phone: 770-781-2115
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

Our department's mission is to develop partnerships with all members of the community in an effort to provide valuable planning and development services that promote quality development and help create communities that will be enjoyed for generations to come.