Permitting is now online
Applications for building and trade permits are now submitted online in Johns Creek's Customer Self-Service Portal (CSS).
Register for a CSS User Account to manage the permitting process online. Submit digital plan files, pay fees, request inspections, and track permit progress.
Do I Need a Permit?
The Do I Need a Permit guide helps determine when a permit is required.
Online Permitting Process
The Building Division ensures compliance with the Georgia State Minimum Standard Codes for Construction, as amended by the State, and of other regulations related to structures and building systems.
The main purpose of building codes is to protect public health, safety, and general welfare as they relate to the construction and occupancy of buildings and structures.
Building & Trade Permits
The Building Division reviews building plans and verifies contractor licenses before a permit is issued and performs required inspections of the work allowed under the permit.
A building permit is required to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure. A trade permit is needed to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert, or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system.
Frequently Asked Questions