Building Inspections Division

COVID-19 Response

Hall County understands and recognizes the importance of permitting and inspections to our whole community, but the primary responsibility we have at this time is to help fight the spread of COVID-19. The safety of our citizens and staff is of the utmost importance to us.

While the Hall County Government Center is open to the public, we still encourage citizens to conduct business remotely if possible. Our staff is available by phone and/or e-mail Monday through Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call 770-535-8288.

Building Permits:

In order to process your request for a building permit we will need you to provide the following information: 

  • A completed copy of the online submission form, which can be found here.
  • If you are proposing a new structure or addition to the property we will need a detailed site plan.  The site plan is the most important component of your request.  The site plan needs to be drawn to an engineering scale that shows the dimensions of the proposed structure and how far this structure is away from all existing structures and property lines. We currently do not have the ability to print the site plans out and so everything must be accurately labeled for us to approve. 
  • A copy of your recorded plat. If you do not have a copy please contact the Deeds and Records room (770-531-7058).
  • A completed copy the owner authorization form. Please have this filled out, have it notarized, and include a copy of your photo ID and business license, if necessary. This form is only necessary if you are not the property owner. A copy of the form can be found here.

Please submit the completed packet to planning@hallcounty.org for review and processing to ensure compliance with Hall County regulations. A representative from Hall County Planning will let you know we have received the permit request and any additional information that may be needed.  If your request can be approved we will email either Hall County Environmental Health or Building Inspections letting them know of our approval. You will be copied on the email so that a representative from their department may contact you to proceed with your request. Please note, approval from Hall County Planning does not mean you have obtained a building permit. Your request must be reviewed and approved, if necessary, by Environmental Health before a building permit can be obtained.

Building Inspections:

Our staff is in the office and continuing to support critical public services, including conducting inspections, providing information over the phone, and responding to emails. For general questions or for urgent matters regarding existing permits and building inspections please email, Lamar Carver, lcarver@hallcounty.org or Peggy Pierce, ppierce@hallcounty.org

Development Review:

Reviews for plans previously submitted are temporarily delayed as we establish new procedures in order to move these projects forward. Development Review Committee members are currently reviewing existing projects from home and will be communicating with applicants directly. For specific questions relating to your project, or questions regarding new projects, please contact Beth Garmon, Development Review Coordinator, at egarmon@hallcounty.org.

Finally, please feel free to contact planning@hallcounty.org with any additional questions.

About the Division

Hall County Government has operated a Building Inspection Division since 1972. Today the Inspection Office operates under a unified code system that is applicable regardless of which jurisdiction construction occurs.

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

Duties & Responsibilities

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.

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 and any grading, clearing, grubbing or installation of driveways on any property shall first be required to obtain a Land Disturbance Permit from the Hall County Engineering Department.

View the Building Permit Checklist (PDF) for more information about how to obtain a building permit.