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In order to reduce the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus, the Cherokee County Development Services Center is encouraging all customers requesting service permits and commercial permits and those submitting site development plans or making

Posted: Mar-16-2020 | view story

Building Permits And Inspections|Residential Permits

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Permits are issued to contractors licensed by the State of Georgia or their qualified agents. Homeowners may also obtain a permit to build their own residence. See "Homeowner's Affidavit"                                                   




Permits are required for the following
Permits are not needed for

If you are not sure whether you require a permit or not, email us at dsc@cherokeega.com, this will save you time and avoid penalty fees if you begin construction without a permit.

Requirements for new single family residence

Per O.C.G.A. 8-2-26(g) the issuance of a Residential Permit is a statement that Cherokee County can meet the requirements of state law.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: In recent years, many common development projects were started and never completed. Either the owner was unable to sell the lots or ran out of funds to complete the project.  If you have purchased one or several of these lots you may be a TERTIARY PERMITTEE and a NOTICE OF INTENT will need to be submitted to the EPD as well as an EROSION, SEDIMENTATION AND POLLUTION CONTROL PLAN (must be developed by a certified design professional) to Cherokee County for review. For more information please contact Katie Parker at klparker@cherokeega.com or call 770-721-7816

Individuals designated by a company to obtain a permit on his/her behalf must submit an Authorized Permit Agent Form (one original form per permit) along with a copy of the contractor's license, a copy of the contractor's company license and a copy of the driver's license of the authorized permit agent.  For more information please visit the State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors at  www.sos.ga.gov

Requirements for additions and renovations

Per O.C.G.A. 8-2-26(g) the issuance of a Residential Permit is a statement that Cherokee County can meet the requirements of state law.

Building permit fees are based on the square footage of the home, addition or renovation. All fees are due at the time of issuance of permit. Impact fees are paid separately from permit fee at this time. Write all checks payable to Cherokee County.

We accept cash, check or credit cards (a convenient fee of 3% will be assessed to each credit/debit transaction - a minimum of $2.00 for all transactions under $67.00)

Inspections - Your first inspection will be Erosion Control, do not start any work until you have your erosion control in place.  Inspections are scheduled online only, visit our CityView Portal and register.  You can submit documents related to your permit, schedule inspections and see results in real time. 

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