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Hours & Location
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Appointments Available

38 Hill Street
Suite G-30
Roswell, GA 30075


The Building Division serves to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public and enhance the general quality of life in the City of Roswell through interpretation and enforcement of the Georgia State Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical Codes, as well as other applicable regulations governing construction and land use.

The Building Division staff review building plans and inspect all residential and commercial structures built or remodeled within the City. They issue permits for the following building activities:
  • building construction (residential and non-residential)
  • deck/pool/spa
  • demolition
  • interior finish
  • remodeling
  • additions
  • retaining wall
  • roofing
  • trade (electrical, mechanical, and plumbing)
  • siding replacement
  • window replacement

City Code Online
Currently Enforced Building Codes
Applying for a Building Permit
Building Inspections
Required Building Inspections
Find Out If a Permit is Needed
Land Disturbance and Grading Permits

Building Permits, Applications, & Resources

Note: All applicable sub-contractor affidavits must be filed before issuance of permits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Do I need a permit to move a house?

  • Do I need a permit to replace my water heater?

  • Do I need the insulation installed for my rough-in inspection?

  • Do you accept pictures in lieu of inspections?

  • How do I know my contractor has done everything the City of Roswell requires?

  • How do I request an inspection?

  • What are the requirements for windows with the model energy code?

  • What is necessary for a pool permit?

  • What is required if I want to replace my deck?

  • When do I need a permit?

  • Why can’t I get a scheduled inspection time?