All detached two-family dwellings (duplex), multiple single family attached townhouses and their accessory structures not more than three stories high require a plan review prior to receiving a building permit. Please follow the steps below.
Step 1 - Plan Submittal
The deadline for new submittals each week is Tuesday by 4:00 p.m. If the offices are closed Tuesday, plan and supporting documents must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. the prior business day.
Prior to acceptance, the submittal will be reviewed by staff for completeness. An application submittal includes: Building Plan Review application and two sets of plans. When preparing plans and supporting documents please refer to the Building Plan Design Review Checklist and Building Plan Site Plan regarding issues that may need to be addressed depending on the scope of the project and applicable requirements. Please note that an (Individual Lot Permit) must be applied for if lot is within 200 feet of a stream, creek, or any state water prior to submitting building plans. Due to the fact that Individual Lot Permit (ILP) and Building Plan Review applications may take place concurrently, changes to zoning conditions during the ILP process may impact building plans. It is the applicant’s responsibility to coordinate these changes and update plans accordingly. Applications may be submitted to the Department of Planning & Community Development located at:
110 East Main Street, Suite 100 Cumming GA 30040
The building plan review fee of $100.00 for each unit is due at the time of submitting plans. Building permit and impact fees for all permits will be collected at the time the permit is issued. Please see our fee schedule for more detailed information regarding Planning & Community Development fees.
Plan review functions on a two week cycle. Comments will be emailed to you by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, ten business days after the deadline date following when you submitted your plans.
You will receive one of the responses below from each department on or before your deadline date:
The comments represent necessary corrections or concerns that must be addressed in the plan prior to approval.
Once you have received notification that the plans are ready for permit you may return to the Planning & Community Development office to receive a permit. A building permit for each unit is required and all other applicable documents which are outlined in the building permit application.
Subdivision – Notice of Intents
All Builders and homeowners building in a subdivision will need to turn in a Secondary permittee, Notice of Intent with the building permit application.
Tertiary Lots must have a Tertiary Permitee, Notice of Intent with the building permit application.
Primary Permittee will be turned in at site development and will not be accepted with the building permit application.
Engineering requires Notice of Intents according to State Law.
Warnings and stop works have to be issued to the owner of the Notice of Intent
For further information you can go to the following.
Important Notices to Applicant