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Development Service Center

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Shannon Griffith
Development Service Center Manager
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Development Service Center Forms and Documents

Form NameDescription
1-Private Professional Provider Requirements (HB493)Requirements for the use of 3rd Party Inspections-Private Professional Provider. Please contact the DSC if you have any questions at 770-721-7810.
2018 Building CodesEffective January 1st 2020 Building Code Cycle change.The following building codes have been adopted by the State of Georgia as the minimum construction standards with Georgia amendments and are applicable state wide:
2018 Codes - Ga Amendments Ga Amendments to the 2018 Codes effective date January 1, 2020
Accessory structure supplemental information pageWhen permitting an accessory structure, please also complete this form to assist Planning & Zoning in their review.
Authorized permit agent formThis form may be used by a qualifying agent to designate an individual to obtain a permit on his/her behalf.
Building Code - Common Code ViolationsThis is a list of Common Code Violations to help with the construction of Residential Projects.
Building Department letter of intent
Building Inspection Schedule A quick guide to Cherokee County Building Inspections Schedule.
Commercial IBC Chapter 17 Special Inspection RequirementsCommercial Building IBC Chapter 17 Special Inspection Requirements
Commercial Permit FeesCommercial Permit Fee Guideline
Demolition permit Demolition permit
Energy Code Compliance Letter 2020 IECC CodeIECC 2020 Energy Code Compliance Letter required on all new construction
Homeowner AffidavitFor homeowners serving as their own contractor
Local Amendment to IRC (Drive Under Basements)Local Amendment to the International Residential Code for provisions of sprinklers in drive-under garages in lieu of gypsum separation between garage and habitable rooms above.
Manufactured Home - Permit Guide A useful guide to our permit process for mobile homes in Cherokee County
Manufactured Housing PermitPermit for pre-manufactured housing (commonly known as mobile home
Organizational Chart for Development Service CenterOrganizational Chart of Development Service Center Employees
Power Reconnection Inspection RequestThis form is required to reconnect the power to an existing structure when power has been disconnect by the power company.
Residential Permit ApplicationResidential Permit Application including New Construction, Additions and Remodels
Retaining Walls for walls 4ft in height and tallerThis permit is required for all retaining wall over 4 feet high measured for the footing to the top of a wall. Code requires any retaining wall over 2 feet high to be designed my a registered engineer.
Service / Sub-Contractor Application / PermitThis application is for Trade contractors (Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC) NOT associated with a Building Permit. These are single trade / stand alone permits.
Sewer affidavitThis Affidavit is used to install all sewer line in the County
Sub-Contractor AffidavitAll Trade Subcontractor Affidavits and Temporary to Permanent Power Connection (New Construction Permits)
Swimming Pool - Home Used as Barrier AffidavitThis affidavit is for a home that is using the structure of the home as the required barrier of the pool instead of a fence on the home side of the pool.
Swimming Pool Application - ResidentialSwimming Pool Application for Residential Project
Swimming Pools - Cherokee OrdinancesLocal amendment for barrier height requirements around swimming pools, spas and hot tubs.
Temporary Construction Power AffidavitLiability release for temporary power for commercial and residential permits.
Temporary Modular Building PermitFor modular sales offices and construction only.
Tips for ConsumersResidential & General Contractor Awareness
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