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Building Permits & Inspections

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Follow this link to view a list of popular projects and whether each of those projects requires a building permit. 


Building permits are required for all new construction and additions as well as for most alterations and renovations to existing structures. In most cases, a plan review of the proposed construction or renovation is required prior to issuance of a building permit. A plan review is necessary to ensure compliance with city regulations and does not circumvent architectural plan review requirements that may be placed upon homeowners by HOA regulations.

Plan review and permitting fees have been adopted by resolution of the City Council and are contained within the schedule of fees.

When uncertain about whether a permit is needed for planned work, contact city hall. Failure to obtain a permit prior to beginning work can result in enforcement action, including doubled permit fees and possibly a summons to appear in municipal court.

Consult the building permit checklist for further information regarding the process for obtaining a building permit.


Leigh Threadgill 
City Administator 

4040 S. Berkeley Lake Rd.
Berkeley Lake, GA 30096

Ph: (770) 368 9484 ext. 102