Construction Permits

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Please refer to the Submittal Guidelines on the Residential and Commercial Permit Applications for necessary steps to obtain the appropriate building permit within the City of Douglasville. Those steps are also provided in full detail below. If at any point during the permitting process you may need assistance, please call the Building Department directly at 678-449-3042.
 
The following projects do not require permitting approval from the City of Douglasville:
 
·        Less than 100 square feet
·        Painting
·        Installing floor covering
·        Re-roofing
·        Replacing exterior siding
·        Sidewalk or driveway
·        Swimming pool less than 24 inches deep.
 
Civil plans for Commercial and Residential projects are required if your project is:
 
·        New construction
·        Addition
·        Accessory structure
·        Swimming pool
·        Porch/deck/patio
 
Commercial Civil Plan requirements are detailed in City Ordinance, Appendix B, Section 9.03 & 9.04; also found in Commercial Plan Review Guidelines for Commercial Projects packet.
 
Residential One & Two Family Civil Plan requirements are detailed in City Ordinance, Appendix B, Section 9.03; also found in Plan Review Guidelines for One & Two Family Dwellings packet.
 
Provide minimum two (2) Civil Plan sets for each project. Commercial & Residential Civil Plans shall bear the signature and stamp of a Georgia Licensed Engineer. Exception, signature & stamp requirement for residential projects permitted within a platted subdivision.
 
Commercial Architectural Plans are required if your project is:
 
·        New structure
·        Addition
·        Alteration
·        Rehabilitation
·        Shell structure
·        Interior finish
·        Manufactured structure
·        Modular structure
 
Provide minimum two (2) Architectural Plan sets for each project. Structures 5000 square feet or more require one (1) plan set to bear an original signature and stamp of a Georgia Licensed Architect or Engineer; remaining sets are permitted to be reproductions of original stamped set.                                                                          
 
 
Commercial Architectural Plan sets shall include any of the following:
 
Architectural Plans
 
Floor plans
Reflective ceiling plan
Enlarged plans/reflective ceiling plan
Roof plan/roof details
Exterior elevations
Enlarged exterior elevations
Exterior details
Wall sections
Storefront details
Interior elevations/details
Door/finish schedules
Flooring/fixture plans
 
Structural Plans
 
General notes
Foundation plans/details
Roof framing plans/details
Exterior wall sections
 
Mechanical Plans
 
Mechanical symbols
Mechanical floor plans
Mechanical enlarged floor plans
Mechanical roof plans
Mechanical details
Mechanical schedules
 
Electrical Plans
 
Electrical symbols
One line panel boards
Electrical schedules
Electrical site plan
Electrical lighting plan
Electrical power plan
Electrical roof plan
 
Plumbing Plans
 
Plumbing symbols
Plumbing floor plans
Plumbing roof plans
Plumbing enlarged detail plans
Plumbing riser detail
Plumbing schedules
 
Specialty Plans
 
Fire Sprinkler Plans are required by certain occupancy types, building construction classification and/or by City Ordinance, Section 42-44, buildings with two (2) or more stories in height or buildings with floor area 5000 square feet or more.
 
Fire Alarm Systems Plans are required by certain occupancy types and building construction classification, IFC 907.2
 
Kitchen Exhaust Hood Plans, Type I Systems are required when grease laden vapors are generated during the cooking process. NFPA 96
 
Specialty Plans when required must be prepared by designers holding Georgia Certificate of Competence. Plans may be submitted separately and after building permit has been issued.
 
Commercial Plan Review Submittals Requirements
 
City of Douglasville, contact (770) 920-3000
 
Permit & Transmittal Letter
Civil Plans, two (2) complete sets + $125 plan review fee
Architectural Plans, two (2) complete sets + $125 plan review fee (minimum fee)
Allow ten (10) business days for review
 
·        Douglas County Fire Marshal, contact (770) 920-7350
 
Civil Plans, two (2) complete sets + plan review fees
Architectural Plans, two (2) complete sets + plan review fees
Specialty Plans, two (2) complete sets + plan review fees
Allow ten (10) business days for review
 
·        Douglas County Department of Environmental Health, contact (770) 920-7311
 
Public Swimming Pool Plans, three (3) complete sets + plan review fees
Commercial Kitchen & Sanitation Plans, three (3) complete sets + plan review fees
 
 
·        Douglasville Douglas County Water & Sewer Authority , contact (770) 949-7617
 
Civil Plans, four (4) complete sets + plan review fees
Architectural Plans, four (4) complete sets + plan review fees
 
·        Georgia State Fire Marshal, contact (404) 656-2064
 
Architectural Plans, four (4) complete sets + application & plan review fees
Following construction projects require state approval: Hospitals, ambulatory health care centers, mental health institutions, orphanages, nursing homes, convalescent homes, old age homes, jails, prisons, reformatories, and all administrative, public assembly, and academic buildings of colleges, universities, and vocational-technical schools
Allow 30 days for review
 
 
 
Commercial Permitting
 
·        Land Disturbance Permit
 
Land Disturbance Permit requirements, City Ordinance, Appendix B, Section 9.05; also found in Plan Review Guidelines for Multifamily & Commercial Projects. All land disturbance permit requirements may submit and reviewed simultaneously with Civil Plan submittal.
$100 permit fee
Requires DDCWSA approval before permit is issued.
 
·        Commercial Building Permit
 
Permit application (previously submitted)
DDCWSA water & sewer tap fees receipt or septic tank permit issued by Environmental Health
Code Compliance Bond, new construction only (minimum $10,000 – maximum $50,000) City Ordinance, Section 22-17
Contractor’s Business License
Contractor’s State License
Qualifying Agent’s License (required if General Contractor is using a permitting representative)
Permit fees
Building permits are valid for 180 days
Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing permits separately; requires State License, Business License, application and fees
 
Residential Architectural Plans are required if your project is:
 
·        New structure
·        Manufactured structure
·        Addition
·        Remodel
·        Accessory structure
·        Porch/deck/patio
·        Fire restoration (scope of work generated by Insurance Adjuster using estimating software may be  submitted in lieu of plans)
·        Swimming pools (specifications provided by pool contractor may be submitted in lieu of plans)
 
Residential Architectural Plan set shall include any of the following:
 
·        Specifications & notes
·        Slab foundation
·        Foundation details foundation wall sections
·        Unfinished basement plans
·        Finished basement plans
·        First floor plans
·        Second floor plans
·        Framing details
·        Wall sections
·        Exterior elevations
·        Roof plans
·        Engineered truss layout plan (floor and/or roof) with engineer’s calculations
·        Mechanical floor plans
·        Electrical floor plans
·        Plumbing floor plans
 
Residential Plan Review submittal
 
·        Permit application
·        Transmittal letter
·        Supplemental residential plan review letter
·        Site plan, two (2) each
·        Architectural plans, two (2) complete sets
·        $125 plan review fee
 
Allow ten (10) business days for review
 
Residential Building Permit
 
·        Permit application (previously submitted)
·        DDCWSA water/sewer tap fee receipt or septic tank permit issued by Environmental Health
·        $10,000 Code Compliance Bond (new construction only) City Ordinance Section 22-17
·        Contractor’s Business License
·        Contractor’s State License
·        Permit fees
 
Permit is valid for 180 days
Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing permits require application, State License & Business License
 
 
Home owner is allowed to permit their own building project; required to:
                        Show proof of ownership
                        Occupy home
                        Sign an affidavit
Home owner is allowed to permit Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing work for the home they occupy but must do the work themselves. If work is contracted out by home owner, the person doing the work must have a State License, Business License and apply for the permit.