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Building Permits & Inspections

The Building Official ensures the fair and equal application of the State Minimum Standard Construction Code for the protection of the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of Villa Rica. Permits must be obtained for all new structural, electrical, plumbing, mechanical or gas work for both residential and commercial projects. Most signs, detached accessory structures, swimming pools and solar installations require permitting. Also, repair work, additions, remodeling, and low voltage work usually require permitting. Please check with the Building Department prior to performing any work as some exceptions to permitting requirements may apply.

Commercial Projects

Commercial Projects require FOUR (4) sets of stamped construction plans; including all trade work (i.e. plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc.) and require approval from the Fire Marshal of the respective county:

Carroll County

Robert "Nic" Turner
(770) 830-5880
501 Old Newnan Road
Carrollton, GA 30117
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Douglas County

Jay Williford
(770) 920-7350
6856 West Broad Street
Douglasville, GA 30134
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.


Residential Projects

Residential Projects require THREE (3) sets of construction plans. Home owners can sign an affidavit and be issued permits in their name, so long as they are acting as the general contractor, or are actually doing the work themselves. In all other circumstances, permits are only issued to Georgia licensed contractors.

PLEASE REFER TO DOCUMENTS REQUIRED PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL BUILDING AND TENANT FINISH WORK PERMITS. CONTACT THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT BEFORE STARTING ANY WORK TO ENSURE PROPER PERMITS ARE ISSUED.

Permit and Project Applications may be dropped off at City Hall; located at 571 W. Bankhead Highway, Villa Rica, Georgia 30180. Permit Applications may also be emailed to Nyree Simpson at nsimpson@villarica.org or Whitney Cox at  wcox@villarica.org. For more information on the requirements for contractor licensing contact the Georgia State Licensing Board at (478) 207-2440 or the Greater Atlanta Home Builder Association Contractor Licensing Help Line at (678) 775-1498. You may also visit the Georgia Secretary of State's web-site at:  www.sos.ga.gov. For additional information regarding applications and permits, please contact the Community Development Department.