Permits

Appropriate permits are required for any new construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair or demolition of structures.  Permits may also be required for the installation, extension, alteration or general repair of electrical, mechanical or plumbing systems.

The review process is streamlined to minimize the time necessary to issue a permit. The department coordinates the review with all applicable departments including stormwater, fire department, water/sewer department, and the environmental health department when necessary.

Select the type of project:

For projects of limited scope, individual permits are available:

Other permits:

 

Sustainable Development:

Make Rockdale County greener, and earn up to a 100% rebate in permitting fees by implementing sustainable development practices.

 

Residential:

Land Disturbance Permit

A land disturbance permit (LDP) is not required for parcels part of a common development or less than one acre in size.

The review time for an LDP is typically 2-5 business days, depending on workload.

Building permit

Any structural work – whether it is a new house, an addition, a major renovation or remodeling – requires a building permit. We issue “master permits” that include electrical, plumbing and other sub-categories of permits.

The review time for a residential building permit is usually 1-2 business days, depending on workload.

*A permit is not necessary for fences and retaining walls, however plans and inspections are required for fences higher than seven feet and walls higher than four feet.

 

Commercial and other nonresidential

Land Disturbance Permit

Any development disturbing 5,000 square feet of land or more, or adding at least 5,000 square feet of impervious surface to the site, is required to obtain a land disturbance permit (LDP).

Plans may be submitted on any Friday and comments/approvals will be ready for pick-up 14 days later, on Friday.

Building permit

Any structural work – whether it is a new house, an addition, a major renovation or remodeling – requires a building permit. We issue “master permits” that include electrical, plumbing and other sub-categories of permits.

Plans may be submitted on any Friday and comments/approvals will be ready for pick-up 14 days later, on Friday.

General permits:

Please note that new and major renovation permits are “master permits” and that individual permits for each activity are not required.

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