Planning & Community Development > Divisions > Inspections

The Inspections Division is responsible for ensuring the built environment does not harm the public safety, health and welfare of East Point’s citizens. It ensures that all structures and systems are constructed in accordance with all applicable codes, standards and regulations. The City of East Point performs inspections in accordance with standards and codes established by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), International Code Council 2012 edition, 2009 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code with 2015 amendments and the National Electrical Code 2014 edition. Each of the inspectors in the City holds a State issued license for his respective discipline. Inspections Brochure

Any project that includes changes/additions to structural components requires a building inspection. This may include framing, decking, roofing, etc. A building inspection is also required for the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy (CO). Once a structure has received final trade inspections, the Chief Building Official and Fire Marshall perform one last inspection to ensure the structure is safe to occupy. If the inspection passes a CO is issued to the owner. Plumbing inspections are required when a private line is being hooked to the City’s water and sewer systems. An inspection is also required if plumbing systems are being altered and/or installed. Mechanical inspections ensure that heating, air and ventilation systems are operating properly. This type of inspection also ensures that the correct systems are installed and the ductwork is run properly. Electrical inspections are probably the most intricate of all the trade inspections performed by the Inspections Division. Inspections may be as small as checking a circuit breaker in a home or as large as the installation of transformers at industrial sites.

Inspection Requests

Inspection Request Form

You can set up an appointment Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM.

  • Must be faxed to (404) 305-8220.
  • Requests received before 3:00 pm will receive an inspection the next business day.
  • Requests submitted after 3:00 pm will receive an inspection the 2nd business day.

Please click on this link for detailed Inspection Procedures
Please click on this link for the 2015 DCA Minimum Standards

Additional Procedures
  1. Permit cards must be posted at the site and approved plans must be available for the inspector to 
    reference prior to inspection.
  2. Provisions for acceptance of owner/contractor “qualified” (as defined by State of Georgia) inspector 
    written report, must have prior approval of the Chief Building Official or as provided by State law.
  3. Provisions for safety at the job site are required prior to inspection, to include, but not limited to 
    guardrails at vertical openings, GFCI protection for temporary electrical service as required, 
    approved installation of scaffolding structures and devices, and temporary supports.
  4. Provisions for compliance with Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission guidelines for 
    erosion and sedimentation control are required at all areas of land disturbance activities.
  5. Construction permits are inspected first for rough inspection in all technical trades (electrical, 
    plumbing, mechanical) prior to framing (building) rough inspection. Final approval of building permit also follows technical trade final approvals.
  6. Any imposed re-inspection fee must be received prior to re-inspection.