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Development Service Center

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Thanksgiving Holiday

County offices will be closed November 23rd and 24th.  

Posted: Oct-25-2023 | view story

Posted: Mar-16-2020 | view story

Shannon Griffith
Development Service Center Manager
(770) 721-7810

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Building Permits And Inspections

Building permits are required by Cherokee County to make sure structures are built to code to protect the public by reducing the potential hazards of unsafe construction and ensuring public health, safety, and welfare of your family, your friends and future owners. The following building codes have been adopted by the State of GA as the minimum construction standards with Georgia Amendments and are applicable state wide:

2018 International Building Code 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
2018 International Mechanical Code 2018 International Plumbing Code
2020 National Electrical Code  2018 International Fire Code
2015 Energy Conservation Code 2018 International Residential Code
2010 ADA; GA. Accessibility Code 120-3-20        2018-101 Life Safety Code
2018 International Swimming and Spa Code  

All codes listed above have Georgia amendments. Amendments can be downloaded at www.dca.state.ga.us


The Development Service Center will permit all construction activity in the areas of unincorporated Cherokee County and the City of Waleska. Our staff will review and issue the following permits;

Please make sure with all applicaitons, with the exception of new residential houses, that you include a separate document with a scope of work.


Residential Permits


Commercial Permits


Service Permits

Manufactured Home




Temporay Modular Buildings











Building inspectors ensure that new construction, changes, or repairs comply with local and national building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and permit specifications. For more information please visit our Building Inspections Department .

You may now schedule and review the results of your inspections anytime online by using our Web Portal Be sure to have your permit number or job address to conduct your search. Click on the following links for Instructions to request inspections from mobile devices or Instructions to request inspections from your PC

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