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.
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.
Projects that don’t require permitting are those that don’t involve a licensed trade or change the footprint of the property and are mostly cosmetic upgrades such as:
If the project involves multiple licensed trades, then a Building Permit must be obtained which will cover all the licensed trades involved in the project. A building permit is also required for projects that involve structural work. Certain projects require special permits instead of or in addition to building permits.
If the project involves a single licensed trade, such as mechanical (HVAC), electrical, or plumbing, a single permit can be obtained. These permits can typically be issued within a single business day.
These permits are issued by Planning & Zoning and Public Works. They are applied for on Build Sandy Springs separate from the Construction Project Permits.