Construction Permits

  • A building permit is required to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure. This includes, but is not limited to, accessory buildings, signs, pools, towers, manufactured homes, and industrialized buildings (DCA).
  • A permit is also required to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert, or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system, which are regulated by the Construction Codes.
  • Contractors, sub-contractor, special trade contractors, property owners, whether residential or commercial, and homeowners, may be allowed to purchase a permit and request their inspections for the construction or repairs, as long as it is in accordance with Georgia Law 43-4. Sub-contractors (e.g. plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and fire sprinkler) must purchase the permit and request their own inspections.
  • Residents of Remerton acting as their own building contractor may purchase their own residential building permit, provided they are the owner, completing construction themselves, request and pass the required inspections, and are going to occupy the home upon completion. Those individuals may also purchase the sub-contractor permits (e.g. plumbing, electrical, and mechanical) with the same restrictions.
  • All permit fees are based on a fee schedule established by the City and located within Remerton City Hall. The applicant may be allowed to produce a detailed cost contract of the project as an alternative valuation to base the permit fee cost. If the valuation of the application is underestimated in the opinion of the Remerton Building Official, the permit will not be issued.