Planning & Community Development: Permits

VISION

The purpose of the Permits Division is to ensure plan review coordination occurs between the City’s service delivery departments and issue permits in a timely and efficient manner.

MISSION

The Permits Division is an innovative division of the Department of Planning and Community Development which effectively and efficiently coordinates all permitting and plan review processes regarding renovations, tenant build-out and new construction development activities in the City of East Point.

A permit gives you legal permission to start construction of a project in accordance with approved drawings and specifications.

APPLYING FOR A PERMIT

The Permits Division efficiently coordinates permit issuance and plan review processes regarding renovations, tenant build-outs and new construction development activities in the City of East Point.

Homeowners, licensed contractors and/or agents may apply for a permit. All permits require a completed application, the applicant’s credentials and payment of fees. Completed applications and permit fees may be accepted at
2757 East Point Street, East Point, Georgia 30344, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM.
Fees are due at the time of submittal; they are non-refundable and non-transferable.

PERMIT APPLICATION REVIEW

Permit & Plan Review Status

After an application has been submitted, the Department of Planning and Community Development reviews the request. Some permits can be issued the same day; however, permits requiring a submittal of drawings typically go through a review process and the permit will be issued later after approval. The applicant can check the plan review status online (link below).

Certificate of Occupancy/Completion

A Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.) is a document that gives the property owner final authorization to occupy the space. It is required for all new construction and any new business wishing to obtain a business license.

In some cases, a C.O. may not be required. If the contractor and/or homeowner needs an official document verifying that the work was completed as permitted, a Certificate of Completion (C.C.) will be issued. The C.C. is typical for projects permitted as renovations or interior build-outs.

More Information

Please refer to Frequently Asked Questions.

Pre-Construction

Construction

Certificates

Miscellaneous Permits

Administrative Permits

  • Application A: Special Event (Large – More than 2,000 attendees)
  • Application B: Amateur Radio Antenna, Amateur Radio Support Structure, Amateur Radio Tower, Classroom (Temporary), Club, Golf Course, Parking (Off-Site, Shared), Recreational Court (Private or Public), Relocated Residence, Revival Tent, Roadside Business (Produce Stands or Vending Carts), Seasonal Business, Special Event (Small – Less than 2,000 attendees), Swimming Pool (Private or Public), Temporary Structure, Utility Substations, Veterinary Clinic/Hospital or Kennel
  • Film Production
  • Food Truck
Homeowners

(General Contractors, Electricians, HVAC/Mechanical, Plumbers, Sprinkler, Fire Alarm)

Licensed Contractors

(General Contractors, Electricians, HVAC/Mechanical, Plumbers, Sprinkler, Fire Alarm)

Specialty Contractors

(Roofing, Concrete, Fencing, etc.) HVAC/Mechanical, Plumbers, Sprinkler, Fire Alarm)

  • GA Business License
  • Government Issued I.D.

SITE PLANS & SURVEYS

A site plan is a detailed drawing of all proposed improvements to a given lot. A survey is an architectural, landscape or engineered drawing which captures the position and measurement of all structural and aesthetic features of a property. All exterior work requires a site plan to be submitted. The minimum size of all site plans is 11 inch by 17 inch (11” x 17”). To access property line boundaries and lot dimension information, please visit the Fulton County Board of Assessors Zoning and Land Use Map Viewer. A site plan can be made by using the map provided by Fulton County Board of Assessors and adding information to it such as setback distances and specific project details.

Required Documents when Submitting Site Plans & Surveys

Permit Application
Submittal Form
Survey (plans drawn and stamped by a design professional, architect or engineer)
*Restaurants, hotels or places selling food will need approval from the Fulton County Health Department.

Permit Application
Submittal Form
Survey or Site Plan (for exterior work)
Refer to Residential Submittal Guidelines
If proposing new siding or addition to structure, see Residential Infill and Compatibility Survey.
Electrical Load Calculation

Permit Application
Submittal Form
Survey (plans drawn and stamped by a design professional, architect or engineer)
Residential Infill and Compatibility Survey