Building and Construction

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If you are planning to undertake building and construction activities in Sandy Springs, you may find useful information located under the following areas of this website:

Third Party Plan Review

To assist project developers in need of a 30-day review on commercial building application plans, the City is allowing independent third-party plan reviews.

Note that the City still requires:

  • Applications for all applicable permits
  • Depending upon the type of project, other applicable reviews and inspections by City staff is required in addition to the services provided by a third-party organization

    When a third-party plan review is used, the City’s application fee will be reduced by half (this does not allow a reduction for impact fees).

    It is up to the developer and the third-party organization to agree on costs of service, schedule of services provided, and any other arrangements between those two parties.  The fees paid to the consultant are strictly between the applicant and the consultant. Fees paid to the consultant are not applicable towards any fee in the Building Division for the City of Sandy Springs.

    The Building Division reserves the right to reject approvals and/or require additional corrections to plans when proper codes are not properly or adequately addressed.

    The City makes no representation concerning the firms, except that such firms provide review by a licensed professional engineer or a registered architect.

    Construction and Utility Permits

    The permitting and inspection process protects property owners and the public by verifying new construction and improvements to property are in compliance with State building codes.

    Build: Sandy Springs Seminars 

    Build Sandy Springs is a series of seminars presented by the City's Community Development department.


    Once your work is complete an inspection may be required.

    Development Code

    The City’s Planning and Zoning Division is responsible for the implementation of rules and regulations found in the City’s Zoning Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan related to the development of property.


    The Fire Marshal's office conducts plan review and inspections on new buildings and renovations to existing buildings. This office also inspects existing buildings.


    Proximity to the Chattahoochee River Corridor may impact construction projects. The river's corridor is an area that contains any property within 2000 feet from the banks of the Chattahoochee River.


    geographic information system (GIS) is a computer system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data.


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