Building Permits accepted: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
The Building Division serves to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public and enhance the general quality of life in the City of Johns Creek through interpretation and enforcement of the Georgia State Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical Codes, as well as other applicable regulations governing construction and land use.
The Building staff review building plans and inspect all residential and commercial structures built or remodeled within the City. They also issue the following permits:
- building (residential and non-residential),
- interior finish,
- remodeling and additions,
- retaining wall,
- trade, and
- any additional permits required.
The permitting process typically includes building plan review, and inspection of projects from beginning of construction to issuance of a certificate of occupancy. Building is also responsible for the adoption and amendment process of all codes relating to plumbing, electrical, mechanical and structural elements, for both new and existing construction.
The Building staff work with the Construction Board of Appeals and the rest of the Community Development department to create a community where people can live safely, comfortably and economically.
When is a permit required in Johns Creek?
"Any owner, authorized agent, or contractor who desires to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert, or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by the construction codes, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the Building Official and obtain the required permit for the work. A permit shall not be issued to an owner, who is neither a licensed contractor nor the occupant of a residential structure being altered."—City Code, Chapter 105-52