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Building permits are required to erect, enlarge, alter, remove, demolish, or repair a structure in the City of Austell. This includes everything from houses and garages to commercial construction to signs.

Electrical permits are required for the installation of new electrical service equipment, existing service relocation, service upgrades as well as fixed appliances and equipment connections.

Mechanical permits are required for installation and repair of heating, ventilating, cooling, and refrigeration systems.

Plumbing permits are required for the installation, removal, alteration, or replacement of any plumbing, gas or draining pipe work, or any fixture or water heating heating equipment in a building or premises.

To apply for a building permit for any structural changes, or to add square footage to an existing structure, you will need to submit construction drawings, complete a building permit application form, and pay all necessary fees. Contact Community Development for further information on permit requirements for your particular project.

Building permit fees vary according to the type of construction. General building permit fees are based on the valuation of the project.

To obtain a sign permit, please contact Community Affairs at (770) 944-4309 , email, or visit our office at 5000 Austell-Powder Springs Road, Suite 141. You will need to provide a sketch and/or a picture of the sign to be installed along with other sign related information.


To Apply for Permits 


Commericial Building Permit
Residential Building Permit
Subcontractor Application
Building Permit Fee Schedule
Demolition Remodel Permit