Residential General Repair Permit

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About residential general repair permits

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.

ONLINE PERMITTING
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)
  • Complete rehabilitation
  • Conversions

 

OFFICE OF BUILDINGS 55 Trinity Avenue
3rd Floor - Suite 3900
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Phone: (404) 330-6150

Michael Nagy
Interim Director
mnagy@atlantaga.gov 

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