Building and Construction

Before You Apply

Use our digital Permit Discovery tool to simplify the permitting process. Plan Sandy Springs is a guided experience to help you discover where in the City a project is allowed, which permits you need to apply for, and an estimate of associated fees. 


Applying for a Permit

Build Sandy Springs is the permit management website for the City of Sandy Springs. Registration is required to utilize the website.  The public can also use Build Sandy Springs to search projects by permit type, date, address, permit number or project name.


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:

Permitting Process

Learn about obtaining your permit before beginning construction in the City.  This page covers the eight steps of the permitting process, from applying for your permit to receiving your certificate of completion.

Construction Permit Types

Please visit this page and its subpages for detailed information regarding specific permit types.

Developer Meetings

Developer Meetings are held every Thursday and are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please contact mfields@sandyspringsga.gov to schedule a time.  

Build Seminars 

Build Seminars are a series of educational seminars presented by the City's Community Development department. Visit this page to register for upcoming seminars and view presentation files from past seminars.

Plan Sandy Springs Website

Plan Sandy Springs is an online Permit Discovery tool for any homeowner, business owner, or developer.  It is a guided experience to help you discover where a project is allowed in the City, which permits you need to apply for, and an estimate of associated fees.

Build Sandy Springs Website

Please visit this section for tutorials of how to navigate our Build Sandy Springs permitting website.

Related Topics

State of Georgia Construction Codes

The City of Sandy Springs adheres to the Georgia Code. For a list of building codes currently being enforced in the State of Georgia (and the City of Sandy Springs), please visit the Construction Codes page on the Georgia Department of Community Affairs website. 

City Development Code and Zoning Maps

The City’s Planning and Zoning Division is responsible for implementing rules and regulations found in the City’s Development Code and Comprehensive Plan related to property development.

River Corridor Regulations

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

GIS Mapping

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

Green Community Incentives

A part of the City of Sandy Springs' The Next Ten Comprehensive Plan, the green community incentives offer businesses, residents, and private stakeholders new standards for environmentally responsible practices to follow. Learn more at Green Communities

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