Building Permits

With approval of the final plat, the building permit process will begin.  Permits must be obtained for all new structural, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, or gas work for both residential and commercial projects.  The permitting process typically includes design and building plan review, inspections from construction commencement to certificate of occupancy, utility connections, and payment of impact and paving fees.

Residential Building
Application must include two sets of building plans, a copy of the contractor’s state license, local business license and a $25,000 code compliance bond, the DET Affidavit, Zoning Affidavit and Energy Code Affidavit. Each trade contractor must also submit his state license, local business license and code compliance bond.
Following review and approval of the building plans, the City will collect permit fees, impact fees and paving fees and issue the building permit to install the foundation.  The builder must submit and receive approval of a foundation survey before framing may begin.

The builder will call the inspector for inspections during construction.  When construction is complete, the builder will request a Certificate of Occupancy inspection by contacting the permits coordinator in Community Development.

Commercial Building
All commercial work requires the submission and approval of full building plans, including all trade work (i.e. plumbing, electrical, etc.) The Cobb County Fire Marshal, Powder Springs Community Development and other agencies, as applicable, must approve such plans. The commercial building permit application is submitted online through the Cobb County Fire Marshal’s website.  Concurrent with the application, the applicant must schedule a plan review appointment with the Fire Marshal by calling 770-528-8310.  

The builder will then submit plans approved by the Fire Marshal to the permits coordinator for review by the City’s Building Official.  
Following review and approval of the building plans, the City will collect permit fees, impact fees, paving fees and utility fees and issue the building permit to install the foundation.  The builder must submit and receive approval of a foundation survey before framing may begin.

The builder will call the inspector for inspections during construction.  When construction is complete, the builder will request a Certificate of Occupancy inspection by contacting the permits coordinator in Community Development.

The commercial process requiring Fire Marshal approval applies to all nonresidential development, including construction sales trailers, club houses and apartment units.

Contact Us

  1. Kim Peterson
    Permits Coordinator
    770-943-8001, ext. 307
    Email

    Tina Garver
    Director
    770-943-8001, ext. 361
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    Community Development Department
    4488 Pineview Drive
    Powder Springs, GA  30127

    Fx: 770-222-6935