It is the function of the Permit Division of the Community Development Department to ensure permitted projects are constructed in a safe manner adhering to the minimum building codes adopted by the City of Perry and the State of Georgia.
Building permits are required for residential, commercial, and industrial structures; including, but not limited to structures 120 square feet and larger, building additions, swimming pools, renovations, and remodels. Permits are also required for certain electrical, plumbing, and mechanical work for all structures.
Residential: A floor plan along with an elevation and site plan are to be included with application. Permits are generally issued the same day. A homeowner is required to complete a homeowner permit affidavit when submitting a permit application.
License Requirements: A homeowner may act as the contractor for their personal dwelling only and may not pull a permit more than once during an (18) month period; otherwise a licensed residential contractor is required to pull the permit. Subcontractors for plumbing, electrical, and mechanical work must possess a valid State of Georgia license.
Commercial/Industrial: Floor plans and architectural/engineer sealed drawings are required on structures over 5,000 square feet per Georgia Code O.C.G.A. 25-2-12. Plans may include: architectural, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and structural drawings. New development requires full site plans, including landscaping and stormwater management. Click here for Development Plan regulations.
Please click here for plan review information for Small Tenant Space Certificate of Occupancy Procedures
Note: All commercial/industrial plans are required to be reviewed by the Perry Fire & Emergency Services Department. The Department of Community Development is the point of contact and will distribute all plans submitted for proper review and approval. Prior to the issuance of a permit all reviews must be completed and associated fees paid. Estimated lead time for reviews is approximately two weeks. Please click here for Perry Fire & Emergency Service Plan Review Fee schedule.
Permit Applications & Information
Building Permit Reports
Monthly permit reports are available online the first business day of each month.