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Building Inspections
Hall County Government Center - Third Floor

Hall County Government has operated a Building Inspection Department since 1972.

Today the Inspection Office operates under a unified code system that is applicable regardless of which jurisdiction construction occurs.

Hall County Building Inspections enforces the International Building Codes as prescribed by the International Code Council, mandated by and amended by the State of Georgia.

The primary mission of the Building Inspection Department is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people by ensuring a safe building environment.

All work to any structure, be it new construction, addition or alteration to an existing structure, shall be approved and permitted by the Building Official before construction begins.

Building Inspections also enforces Erosion and Sediment Controls in the County. Any grading, clearing, grubbing or installation of driveways on any property shall be required to obtain a Land Disturbance Permit.

Hours of operation for the Building Inspection Department is 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. Inspectors are available to answer any questions from 8-9 in the morning and again from 4-5 in the afternoon. Applications for permits are taken from 8:30am until 4:15pm.

Our office is closed to observe the following holidays:
  • New Years Day (Jan. 1st)
  • MLK (3rd Monday in Jan.)
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4th)
  • Labor Day (1st Monday in Sept.)
  • Thanksgiving and the Friday after.
  • Christmas Eve (Dec. 24)
  • Christmas Day (Dec. 25.)
  View our downloadable forms and reports, Code book vendors, other jurisdictions and related web links here

Building Inspections Contact
Lamar Carver
Inspection Services Manager
2875 Browns Bridge Rd.
Gainesville, GA 30504-5635

Mailing Address:
P.O. Drawer 1435
Gainesville, GA 30503

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