In order to obtain a permit for
commercial and/or residential
development, the following
items are required:
Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control
A bond or letter of credit in the
amount of $25.00 per application of the proposed
disturbing activity. (Any construction within 200 feet of
A statement from the Elbert County Tax
Commissioner's Office certifying that
all ad valorem taxes
levied against the property have been paid.
A copy of the warranty deed to show
proof of ownership.
On commercial development, an approved
Tree Protection Preservation Plan must
Additionally, the soil disturbance permit will be issued
to the property owner ONLY.
A building permit is required for the
1. New construction
2. Alteration of existing building
3. Moving buildings
Before any building permit may be
issued, the following must be accompanied by an
Water and Sewer connection receipt if
the structure is new.
Plat of property if not in a legally platted and
BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION
Heating, air, plumbing and electrical
permits are required for any new or remodeled structure.
For permit fees, please contact our office at
A sign permit is required for all
signs. For a copy of our Sign Ordinance, click below:
Before any building permit may be
issued, development plans must be submitted for review.
These plans will be processed and reviewed by our staff.
The following number of plans are
required for submittal:
1. Structural Plans: 2 sets/all
mechanical plans must be included.
2. Site Development Plans: 2 sets. A
hydrology, tree protection, and a landscape plan must be
included for all commercial developments.
3. State Approved Plans: When
Land disturbance: if over 1.1 acre or
within 200 feet of state waters, a fee will be charged.
Please contact our office for a copy of this permit.
Residential and/or Commercial
Building Permit Fees are based on the estimated cost of
Each contractor is required to fill
out and file with the Finance Department a Regulatory
A copy of any state regulated license
is required and must be submitted before permits will be
SIGN CONSTRUCTION CHECKLIST
The following type of inspections are
required before a Certificate of Occupancy may be
1. Soil Erosion
Footing Inspection: Made after
trenches are excavated and forms erected.
Foundation Inspection: Made when
masonry walls, piers and anchorage requirements are
Rough-In & frame Inspection: Made
after the roof, framing, fire blocking and bracing are
in place, all electrical wiring, plumbing, chimneys,
HVAC ducts and vents are installed and ready to be
Final Inspection: Made after the
building is complete and ready for occupancy.
3.100% and State Fire Marshal
approval if applicable.
All inspections will be conducted on
the next working day after they are received.
Any driveway cut must be submitted
in writing to the Public Works Director. After approval
from the Public Works Department, a permit will be issued.
Any driveway on State Routes 17, 72, 77, or 77 Connector must be
submitted to the Georgia Department of Transportation
and be approved by that state agency.
Standard Uniform Building Codes:
International Building Code 2012 with 2015
National Electrical Code 2014
International Gas Code 2012 with 2015 amendments
International Mechanical Code 2012 with 2015
International Plumbing Code 2012 with 2015
International Residential Code 2012 with 2015
Georgia State Energy Code 1995
International Fire Code 2014 with 2015 amendments
Standard Swimming Pool Code 2012 with 2014
International Property Maintenance Code, 2015 Amendments
Tree Protection, Erosion, and
Sediment Control: A copy of these ordinances may be
obtained by request. A nominal fee will be charged.
All of these codes are with the GA amendments.
The City of Elberton has adopted a
uniform numbering system for all buildings for the use
by emergency personnel and others for officially named
public and private streets in Elberton, Georgia.
The city shall be responsible for
coordinating and maintaining the numbering list of
buildings. The City shall approve street names. These
numbers will be assigned in conformity with the uniform
building numbering system established in the preceding
section. Multiple occupants will be assigned a suite
Sec. 32-4 – (a) Building Numbering
– Every person owning any building fronting on any
street within the city is required to have the entrance
marked with a number to be assigned and designated by
the fire & building inspector, such number to be in
accordance with a general system adopted for the
numbering of buildings within the city.
(b) Affixing by city; payment of
cost. – Whenever the owner of any building fronting
upon any street within the city shall refuse of fail to
provide the entrance of any such building with a number
as required by the city, such number shall be affixed to
the entrance of such building by the city forces, and
the owner of sight building shall reimburse the city for
all costs incurred by it in providing such number for
which execution shall issue.
Kevin Jordan, Fire & Building
Phone - 706-213-3203
Fax - 706-213-3125