The Permitting Process

Before work on a project begins, a permit must be obtained by the property owner or licensed trade professional responsible for the project.  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. 

Applying for a Permit

Build Sandy Springs is an online permit management system which enables builders to manage permit and inspection requests, including those working on multiple projects within the city. Builders are able request inspections, track the status of inspections, view permit fees and approved permits online. Registration is required for contractors to utilize the system to request and manage inspection requests.

You can also Schedule an Appointment via QLess to meet with one of our Permit Technicians at City Hall for further assistance with your application.

Commonly Used Forms

Fee Schedule

The City Council approved revision of the Impact Fee section of its Code of Ordinances during its Oct. 18, 2016 meeting of the City Council. 

In Sandy Springs, the fees for construction permits are based on a number of factors. To find out how much the permit will cost, please view our Building and Development Fee Schedule. Our Permit Technicians can further assist you in calculating your permit fee.

During its January 17, 2017 meeting, the City Council approved a Technology Surcharge to defray the cost of technology and software necessary to provide online permitting activities.

 For fees related to zoning actions, visit the Planning & Zoning page of the City's website.  


The City’s Inspections division verifies the contractor’s or property owner’s work at each milestone of the project. These inspections ensure the state adopted building codes are being followed correctly. Once the project is complete, a final inspection is conducted.  Georgia Code also requires all dwellings to have smoke detectors installed. When alterations, repairs or additions requiring a permit occurs, smoke/CO alarms are required to be installed.  Please schedule inspections using the Request Inspections tool on Build Sandy Springs.

Call Before You Dig

Call 811 a few days prior to digging, tell the operator where you're planning to dig, what type of work you will be doing, and your affected local utilities companies will be notified about your intent to dig. In a few days, they'll send a locator to mark the approximate location of your underground lines, pipes and cables, so you'll know what's below - and be able to dig safely.


How to Tell What Utility Company is Working Outside Your Home


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