Residential general repair permits are required for improvements to existing single family or two-family residences; however, if the total cost of materials and labor are less than $2,500, a permit is not required.
The City of Atlanta’s Online Permitting for General Repairs is a secure, web-based online permitting system. General repair permits that do not require plan review can be submitted online.
Click here to apply for a general repair permit online.
General Repairs do not include:
Additions to the structure
Changing unheated space to heated space (such as attic or basement)
Changes to floor plan, new concrete work, new paving or other site work
Complete rehabilitation of an existing residence
Conversion of the existing structure to another use (such as duplex to single family residence).
Full replacement of steps, floor boards and railings
Plans are required for the following:
New work (including tearing down a porch and replacing it with a new porch),
Site work (such as driveways and new walls)
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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Phone: (404) 330-6150