When Do I Need a Permit?
The projects listed below require permits. Click on the type of project for more information on how to apply:
- Accessory structures (decks, sheds, pergolas, gazebos, etc.)
- Additions (including covered decks/patios)
- Irrigation system
- New buildings
- Retaining walls 4-feet or taller
- Siding replacement
- Sign permits
- Site Lighting (parking lot lighting)
- Some interior remodels
- Swimming pools
- Trade permits for Mechanical, Electrical, or Plumbing work
- Tree Removal permits
Monthly Permit Reports
If you would like to receive an email of the City’s previous month’s permits, including construction value, please sign up using the Notify Me link: Sign Up for Monthly Report Email
Monthly Permit Reports
Overview of Permitting Process
Review the permit and plan requirements by clicking on the type of permit in the list above.
Apply for a permit by submitting the required plans and materials to the Building Department by visiting our main desk or via the Online Permitting Portal.
Fees for the plan review AND the permit are required BEFORE your application can be reviewed. Plan review fees are non-refundable. Permit fees may be refunded if the permit is cancelled before work begins.
Projects including fire suppression systems, fire alarms, and other specialty fire systems will have additional fees. Contact the Fire Marshal for further permit and fee information.
You will be notified when your application is approved. Once the permit is issued, you must print out and keep a stamped copy of the plans on site. Any changes in construction must have prior written approval.
Inspections will be required at various stages of construction. Agents of the City of Peachtree City Building Department shall have access to the property for inspections at reasonable hours until a Certificate of Occupancy/Completion is issued or until all work is completed and/or approved.
All litter and scrap building materials must be cleaned up by 5 p.m. each Friday per Peachtree City Ordinance. Streets must be kept clean of mud and debris at all times.
Certificate of Completion / Occupancy
A Certificate of Completion or a Certificate of Occupancy may be requested after:
- Final inspections passed
- As-Built requirements have been provided to the City
- A list of all sub-contractors including business name, address and phone number
- All fees are paid
Occupancy prior to an approved final inspection is a misdemeanor and subject to citation into Peachtree City Municipal Court.
Ultimately the property owner is responsible for what happens on their property. Ensuring that your contractors have all proper permits, licenses and certificates is your responsibility. Building Permits must be displayed so as they are in full view from the street in front of your property.
Effective July 1, 2008 all Residential and General Contractors will be required to be licensed in the state of Georgia. For further information please see the Secretary of States website.
Please note that this information is not all-inclusive. Please contact the Peachtree City Building Department at (770) 487-8901 for more information regarding the permitting process.