When is an electrical permit required?
An electrical permit, rough inspection and final inspection are required for all projects involving electricity including low voltage projects such as security systems, audio, telephone and networking, in all types of property including residential and commercial properties.
When is an electrical permit not required?
Due to the hazardous nature of electricity, an electrical permit, rough inspection and final inspection are always required. The only exception is if an electrical permit is issued as part of a larger residential building permit or commercial building permit.
Who can apply for an electrical permit?
A permit can be obtained by licensed contractor or the property owner. In order for the property owner to obtain a permit, the property must be their current permanent residence.
Applying for an Electrical Permit
To apply for an electrical permit, please visit the construction permit desk located at the “Zoning and Permitting” entrance on the south side of City Hall. Electrical permits are issued over the counter at the time of application.
Licensed Contractors: Please bring your Trade Card, Business License and state issued ID (e.g. driver’s license).
Property Owners: Please bring your state issued ID (e.g. driver’s license). You will need to sign an affidavit certifying that you are responsible for the project.
Fire Alarms Projects: If you are applying for an electrical permit to cover the retrofit replacement of eight or more devices, you will need to contact the Fire Marshall’s office in advance of your visit and bring project plans for review.
In Sandy Springs, the fee for a permit is based on a number of factors. To find out how much the permit will cost, please view our permit fee schedule. Our Permit Technicians can also assist you in calculating your permit fee.
To complete your permit requirements, you will need to schedule two inspections using the online inspection request form. Alternatively you can call 770-730-5600.
1. Rough Inspection: The rough inspection is conducted while the electrical work is visible. Please schedule this inspection before any electrical work is covered by drywall.
2. Final Inspection: The final inspection is conducted when the project is completed.