Building Code Inspections / Enforcement

Making sure plans are building code compliant

The Building Department keeps up with the latest information regarding the building codes that need to be enforced.
On October 1, 1991, the Uniform Codes Act became effective in Georgia. On July 2004, this Act was revised to make the following eight construction codes mandatory as the Georgia State Minimum Standard Codes. Listed below are the code editions adopted by the Georgia Department of Community

Affairs as of January 1, 2021:

International Building Code 2018 Edition
International Fuel Gas Code 2018 Edition
International Mechanical Code 2018 Edition
International Plumbing Code 2018 Edition
National Electrical Code 2020 Edition
International Fire Code 2018 Edition
International Energy Conservation Code 2015 Edition, with Georgia 2020 Amendments
International Residential Code 2018 Edition

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs specifically omitted the plumbing and electrical requirements of the International Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings, Therefore, the plumbing requirements of the International Plumbing Code and the electrical requirements of the National Electrical Code must be used for one and two-family dwelling construction.

All of the above codes have Georgia Amendments.

Click here for more information on the Georgia State Minimum Standard Codes.