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The Inspections office is responsible for administering and enforcing all applicable building codes with regard to residential and commercial construction in the permitting jurisdiction of the unincorporated areas of Cobb County, as well as providing assistance to our customers so that they may understand and meet the code requirements for their project.

In order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens in the permitting jurisdiction of the unincorporated areas of Cobb County, all construction must meet a series of requirements set forth by specific building codes. This includes new construction, additions to existing structures and remodeling. Both residential and commercial construction must meet these codes, and it is our job to enforce them.

To request an erosion inspection or re-inspection, please call 770-528-2190 and provide the following information: building permit number, contact name, contact number, date of the request and lot number/address. Also, for larger developments please provide the: SPR permit number, contact name, contact number, date of the request and site address.

Development Standards



Site Plan Review / One Stop Permits Schedule



Online Permit Applications

Our online permitting is open for New Tenant, Vacant Tenant, or Remodel permits only.

Click Here to be directed to the Citizen's Access Portal to submit a building permit online. Instructions are below.


  1. Across the top, click ‘Building & Signs’
    You must login or register for a new account if you are a new customer.
  2. Once you are logged in, please click ‘Create a Permit Application’
  3. Follow the steps to submit your online application for a New Tenant, Vacant Tenant or Remodel.


Upon approval of your application, you will receive an email with directions on how to proceed.

All other permit types must be obtained by starting with our Commercial Permit Application and following the steps on the 2nd page of our application.

Inspections Contact

Division Phone Number
Schedule an Inspection 770-528-2073
Inspections Inquiry 770-528-2051
Cobb County Water/Sewer System Inspections 770-419-6320
Residential Permitting 770-528-2060
Commercial Permitting 770-528-2071
Sign Permitting 770-528-2035
Erosion Conrol 770-528-2190



Listed below are the code editions in effect as of January 1, 2018:

The current codes adopted by Cobb County Commission as required by the Georgia Department of Communities Affairs are as follows:

Erosion & Sediment Control

The Erosion and Sediment Control Division was set up to improve and protect Cobb County's urban soil and water resources by reducing the amount of erosion from urban development sites.

The Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission’s Urban Erosion and Sediment Control Program implements this through the use of best management practices (BMP's) as called for in the soil and water conservation law and delivered through soil and water conservation districts. The program educates erosion and sediment control professionals on urban BMPs and certifies professionals to meet Georgia's standards for land-disturbing activities.

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How to Schedule an Inspection

To request an Inspection call the IVR system at 770-528-2073. Below is a list of the new inspection codes for the system. These codes are also available by phone when you dial the IVR system. Also, please have your permit number available when calling. AIRS phone number is also located on the permit. Inspections requested will be performed within two business days.

Certificates of Occupancy

Residential certificates of occupancy are typically issued at the location of the structure under construction after the final inspection has passed. For a commercial certificate of occupancy please call 770-528-2051, after all inspections have passed and two days prior to your need to pick up the Certificate of Occupancy