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About plumbing permits

 

Building codes are designed to ensure safe building techniques. These important standards help protect your family from safety risks, such as structural failures, fire hazards caused by electrical and heating systems, and electrical shock. They also help eliminate costly repairs for shoddy work and save money in the long run.  Permits are required for all new construction as well as for specific alterations to existing homes, including structural, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical changes.

 

When do I need a plumbing permit?


A plumbing permit is required when you:

  • Replace water heaters and underground piping, alter piping inside a wall or ceiling, or beneath a floor, and for plumbing in all new installations.
  • Emergency repair, alteration, or replacement of freeze-damaged or leaking concealed piping, if new piping exceeds five (5) feet.
  • Remodel or add on to your one- or two-family dwelling when existing plumbing is to be relocated. This includes installation of building sewers, water service, and exterior rain drains.
  • Remove or replace a water heater in a residential single family/duplex setting. This is limited to hot water tanks.

 

How do I obtain my plumbing permit?


APPLY ONLINE
Go to the City of Atlanta's, secure, web-based online permitting system for technical permits. Register for an Accela Citizen account and complete your application online.

APPLY IN PERSON
Go to Atlanta City Hall, Office of Buildings Permit Issuance Department, at 55 Trinity Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303, Suite 3800. Complete a permit application.


How do I pay for my permit?

Acceptable forms of payment are cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, certified bank check or money order.

PAY ONLINE
Online after you have completed the online permitting process.

PAY IN PERSON
You can make a payment on the first floor of City Hall at the Cashier’s window.


What are the required documents?

Plumbing Permit Application

If you have a new business, print and fill out this form. Submit the completed form via mail, fax or an in-person visit.

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Contractor Agent Affidavit

You will fill out this form to complete a building permit application to certify that you are a certified/licensed general contractor for the State of Georgia. This form is not required upon submittal.

 

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Home Owner’s Affidavit

You will fill out this form to complete a mechanical, electrical and plumbing permit application. This form is not required upon submittal of a building permit.

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When do I need an inspection?

 

If you are having the work done by a plumbing contractor, the contractor is required to notify the inspecting building department when the work is ready to be inspected. If you are doing your own work, you can call the building department responsible for your area to request an inspection.

If you have installed water piping, the work must be operational and exposed for inspection. Inspectors may require that drainage piping be plugged and filled with water for inspection. When you call, you will be asked for the permit number, homeowner's name, project address, type of inspection needed, and the date on which inspection is desired. Be prepared to furnish detailed directions to the job site. Unless all of the work is outside and accessible, an adult needs to be at the site to provide access for the inspector.


How do I get an inspection?

You can schedule an inspection using your touch-tone phone. This number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Make sure you have your site-specific permit number ready.

To schedule your inspection, call (404) 658-6800.

PRESS 1 – To request an inspection
   1. Press 3, to indicate the permit type: Plumbing
   2. Enter your 9-digit permit number
   3. For the inspection code, press * and then press 3 for Plumbing
   4. Choose the date you wish to have the inspection

PRESS 2 – To cancel or reschedule an inspection
   1. Press 3, to indicate the permit type: Plumbing
   2. Enter your 9-digit permit number
   3. For the inspection code, press * and then press 3 for Plumbing
   4. For Reschedules, choose the date you wish to have the inspection.

PRESS 3 – To get inspection results
   1. Press 3, to indicate the permit type: Plumbing
   2. Enter your 9-digit permit number 
   3. For the inspection code, press * and then press 3 for Plumbing

Please Note: Receiving a confirmation number lets you know the request was accepted by the system. It does not guarantee a next day inspection.

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