Getting Started with the Permit Process

If you have plans to build, renovate, add accessory or agricultural structures in the future please be aware that permits may be required depending to the scope of work you will be doing. How will you know if a permit is required? The easiest way is to call the Gordon County Building, Planning and Development office at 706-629-0505 or come by our office at 200 S. Wall Street next door to the courthouse. You can then explain what you would like to do and be advised as to whether a permit will be necessary. Typically, if your project is over 120 square foot you will need to obtain a permit.

STEP 1:  OBTAIN ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION

STEP 2:  DOWNLOAD APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Building Permit Application and General Documents

If you are unable to find the information you need, please contact the Building Inspections Office at 706-629-0505.


Electrical Permit Application and General Documents

If you are unable to find the information you need, please contact the Building Inspections Office at 706-629-0505.


Plumbing, HVAC, and Gas Line Permit Application and General Documents

If you are unable to find the information you need, please contact the Building Inspections Office at 706-629-0505.


Mobile Home Information

Please make sure to go by the Tax Commissioner’s Office and fill out all Tax/Tag information before coming to the Building Inspections Office.  All taxes must be up-to-date before an inspection will be done.  If you are unable to find the information you need, please contact the Building Inspections Office at 706-629-0505.


Swimming Pool Information

If you are unable to find the information you need, please contact the Building Inspections Office at 706-629-0505.

STEP 3:  SUBMIT THE APPLICATION AT THE BUILDING INSPECTION OFFICE

Bring all documents from Step 1 and the needed application from Step 2 to the Building Inspections Office.  Our address is 200 South Wall Street, 1st Floor, Calhoun, GA 30701.  Our staff will assist you in making sure that all paper work is in order.  All permits must undergo a plan review before the applicant is permitted to begin any work.  At this point, you are still not permitted to begin any work.

After all plan reviews are completed, our staff will add a valuation and all applicable fees.  Once this has been completed, our staff will notify the applicant that the permit is ready to be paid.

STEP 4:  PAYMENTS and INSPECTIONS

Once all permits are paid, the applicant may begin the work associated with the application.  When the applicants are ready for the inspection, they may call the office at 706-629-0505 to schedule an inspection.  Once all inspections are completed, a Letter of Occupancy can be picked up at the Building Inspections Office if needed.