Building Department

Building & Inspections

The Building & Inspection Division strives to ensure quality and excellence in all aspects of the building permitting, inspections, and compliance practices for our citizens by processing applications in a timely and efficient manner and providing thorough building compliance inspections for all construction projects.  

Projects That Require Permits:

  • New Residential construction
  • New Commercial construction (New and Additions/Build-outs)
  • Fences (over 40" in height)
  • Retaining walls 4" and over (6" + requires an engineer certification)
  • Accessory structures (storage shed, detached garages, etc. 100 sq ft and over)
  • Decks, stoops, & porches (over 29" in height @ F.F.E.)
  • Any structural alterations (moving walls, adding doors, etc.)
  • Room Additions
  • Trades: Anything other than MINOR REPAIR WORK performed by the homeowner. Any work performed by a licensed trade individual requires a permit.
  • Swimming pools, hot tubs, fountains that contain at least 24" of water
  • Demolition Permits

Building Permit Fee Schedule 

The list is not all-inclusive; therefore, property owners or agents for the property owners should always contact the Building and Inspections division before starting work to find out if a permit is required. Failure to obtain the proper permits may result in penalties, stop-work orders, possible citations, and possible removal of structure in violation.

Code Requirements and Inspections:

Once a building permit has been granted, certain procedures must be followed. For inspection information, contact the Building Official or Permit Technician. The inspection request line is 770-964-2244 ext. 401. Inspections must be called in between the hours of 8 am and 3 pm Monday through Friday. All inspections are next-day inspections. The City of Fairburn currently uses the Georgia State Minimum Standard Codes. Information about these codes can be obtained at the Department of Community Affairs. 


Forms & Documents

View forms and documents for the Building Department.


Online Submittal:

The Building Division is transitioning to a new online portal. In the interim, submit your completed forms and all building application requirements on the link below.

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Building Official:

Brian Epstein
Phone: 678-333-6900

Permit and Planning Coordinator:

Tia Sewell
Phone: 770-964-2244 x 401 

Physical Address 

314 NW Broad Street
Fairburn, GA 30213

Phone: 770-964-2244 x 401

Office Hours:

8:30 am - 4:00 pm (M-F)

Inspection Scheduling