Chief Building Official: Chris Kelley
Administrative Assistant: Jenny White
NEW INFORMATION REGARDING WELL TRENCH INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS:
CONTRACTOR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Elbert County currently does not require contractor licensing.
Elbert County Building Criteria Tables: Click Here
2018 IBC, IRC, IECC, IEBC, IMC, IFGC, IPC, IPMC, IFC, and amendments thereto.
Elbert County Fee Schedule
WORK EXEMPT FROM PERMITS:
One-story detached accessory structures, provided that the floor area does not exceed 200 square feet
Fences not over 7 feet
Retaining walls not over 4 in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge.
Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops and similar finish work.
Decks not exceeding 200 square feet, that are not more than 30 inches above grade at any point, are not attached to a dwelling and do not serve the exit door required by Section R311.4
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
19-01 Storage Containers
19-02 Radon Mitigation for Modular Housing
19-03 Radon mitigation for Basement Finishes in Existing Construction
19-04 Acceptable Payment Methods for Temporary CO
All Inspection Requests must be entered online.
Cancellations should be SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com NO LATER THAN 7:30 AM ON THE MORNING OF YOUR INSPECTION.
IF YOUR CANCELLATION IS NOT RECEIVED BY 7:30 AM THE MORNING OF YOUR INSPECTION, YOU WILL BE CHARGED A RE-INSPECTION FEE.
Inspection Schedule Structure
mid-roof inspections are now required.click here for re-roof guidelines
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
BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS:
Permits for structures that require plan review;
(Eligible projects are listed at the top of the permit application) You may email your over the counter permit applications to: Jenny.firstname.lastname@example.org