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About Permitting

Types of Permits Required

Permits are generally required for all residential and commercial new construction, additions, and renovations. Permits are required for demolition (interior and building), electrical work, low voltage wiring, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, permanent signs, temporary signs, fences, accessory buildings, and tree removal. Accessory structures such as sheds, decks, porches, patio rooms, detached garages, swimming pools and greenhouses must be permitted. Permits are required for installation, alteration, or replacement of any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system (i.e., hot water heater, furnace, air conditioning unit, electrical panel, or service), which is regulated by technical codes adopted by the City of Chamblee. 

View or download the Permit Required Checklist.

Please note: All new construction, major redevelopment, renovation, and expansion of existing structures must be approved for land development in conjunction with the building permit. See the Land Development page for additional information.

Permitting Hours

Permits generally are issued between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Plan Review

Plans are to be submitted to the City for review and approval. The applicant will be given a route sheet by the City that will direct the applicant on how and where to submit there plans to all external agencies that the City requires review by. Building Permit reviews for Life Safety codes and ADA requirements are performed by the City.

No Building Permit for a commercial building will be issued until the City has have reviewed and approved the plans and received the necessary external agency approvals from the applicant. Our goal is that the maximum amount of time required for plan reviews by the City is up to 10 business days per review for an initial submittal of a commercial project, and up to 5 business days for each re-submittal; and up to 5 business days for an initial submittal of a residential project, and up to 3 business days for each re-submittal.

Permit Application Forms & Fees

Permit applications may be accessed online or from the Planning and Development Department. Contractors must provide copies of current State certifications (general contractor, trade contractor, or specialty contractor) and company business license with the application form. Once you have submitted an application, if you need to upload additional documents, you will need the permit number and contractor access code in order to do so. For contractors, this will be your contractor license number. For requestors not required to have a license, this will be your business license number. For homeowners doing their own work, this will be the street number in your address. Review the permit instructions for plan submittal requirements.