Building Code Enforcements

Standard Building Code Enforcements / Inspections

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The Building Inspection Division keeps up with the latest information regarding the building codes that need to be enforced and inspected. Some of the recent information is listed on this page

On October 1, 1991, the Uniform Codes Act became effective in Georgia. On July 1, 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, 2007:
  • International Building Code 2006 Edition
  • International Fuel Gas Code 2006 Edition
  • International Mechanical Code 2006 Edition
  • International Plumbing Code 2006 Edition
  • National Electrical Code 2005 Edition
  • International Fire Code 2006 Edition
  • International Energy Conservation Code 2000 Edition
  • International Residential Code 2006 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.

For more information regarding the Georgia State Minimum Standard Codes: < click here >