Building Department


The Elbert County Board of County Commissioners have adopted the 2018 IBC, IRC, IECC, IEBC, IMC, IFGC, IPC, IPMC, IFC, and amendments thereto. Click here to review.

Elbert County Building Criteria Tables: Click Here

Additional changes coming in 2019:

Building permit submittal and issuance hours will be 9:00am through 1:00pm, Monday through Thursday.

Plan review fees will be due at the time of submittal

Please see the following Building Department Policies;

New: Group U engineering requirements

17-01 Exhaust Fans
17-02 Re roof
18-01 Water and Gas Lines
18-02 Expired Permits
18-03 Permit Extensions
18-04 Shower Pan
18-05 Permit Application Submittal Hours
18-06 Permit Issuance Hours
18-07 Shipping Containers
18-08 Structures 90% Open to Weather
18-09 Plan Review Fees

Chief Building Official
: Chris Kelley

Building Inspector: Kyle Gustafson

Administrator: Faith Mehrer

Administrative Assistant: Jenny White

CONTRACTOR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Elbert County currently does not require contractor licensing.

Click here to see Elbert County's RE-ROOF REQUIREMENTS

All Inspection Requests must be entered online.

Cancellations should be emailed to:

Inspection Schedule Structure

mid-roof inspections are now required

Make sure to check our Holiday Schedule to prepare for days inspections will not occur. 

residential Building permit fee calculator: click here
Commercial building permit fee calculator: click here


The Building Permits have been revised. Please make sure to review your application for new requirements.
Permits for structures that require plan review;

Permits for projects that are issued Over the Counter;
(Eligible projects are listed at the top of the permit application) You may email your over the counter permit applications to: