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Building Inspections

WE NOW ACCEPT ALL MAJOR DEBIT AND CREDIT CARDS.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A 2.5% OR $1.50 MINIMUM SERVICE CHARGE.

***Building Permit Applicants can be submitted via email to: permits@bartowcountyga.gov***

Our goal is to provide for the administration and enforcement of the Georgia State Minimum Standard Codes heretofore adopted by the State of Georgia and additional codes as hereinafter designated and adopted by Bartow County.  It is further the purpose of this division to protect the public health, safety and welfare; ensuring that new construction, existing repairs, renovations, erection of safe structures, fire protection, sanitation and health, proper load bearing and other safety measures, prevent the erection of un permitted or unsafe structures, prevent nuisances and to provide abatement of nuisances, and to prevent public hazards.

To schedule an inspection,  email bartowinsp@bartowcountyga.gov

Permits are issued Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  

Plan submittals are accepted Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Members of:
ICC
Building Officials Association of Georgia
North Georgia Code Officials Association
Northwest Georgia Inspectors Association
Georgia Plumber Trade Association

Codes Used:
2015 IECC w/ GA Amendments
2018 ISPSC w/ GA Amendments
2018 IRC w/ GA Amendments
2018 IBC w/ GA Amendments
2018 IMC w/ GA Amendments
2018 IPC w/ GA Amendments
2018 IGC w/ GA Amendments
2018 IFC w/ GA Amendments
2018 Life Safety Code w/ GA Amendments
2020 NEC w/GA Amendments

Signs
New wall signs and freestanding/ground signs for commercial and industrial uses/zoning require permitting. Process:
1) Zoning review - email osborner@bartowcountyga.gov filled-out sign registration form in Zoning Documents on Planning & Zoning page along with renderings and site plan for freestanding/ground sign confirming setback minimum 10 ft from all property lines and no conflicts with sight distance, utilities, easements. Once OK, pay initial fee. 
2) Building Official review - email osborner@bartowcountyga.gov filled-out building permit application and electric permit application (if applicable) along with contractor verifications plus plans for building official review (footings, engineered specs with wind load, drawing of attachment to structure, electrical specs, etc. as applicable).
3) Permits (building permit, electrical permit if applicable) issued once all reviews approved and all fees paid.
Email Richard Osborne osborner@bartowcountyga.gov to confirm requirements.