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Scott Banks
Building Official
2529 J O Stephenson Ave
Kennesaw, GA 30144


Building Services

Construction (1)The City of Kennesaw Building Services Department provides state-of-the-art services to enhance the building environment. The department is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Georgia State Minimum Standard Codes and related procedures for permitting and inspections of buildings within the City.

The City of Kennesaw’s Building Services Department has achieved national accreditation from the International Accreditation Service, a division of the International Code Council. Kennesaw is the only jurisdiction in the state of Georgia and one of only 22 in the U.S. that have earned this prestigious accreditation. Benefits include improved customer service, enhanced staff skills and training, and can result in insurance savings to residential and commercial customers.

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Building Code Information

Building Services Forms

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Inspection Request Information Form

Frequently Asked Questions

Construction & Permitting

What kinds of construction require a permit?

Any owner, agent or contractor who desires to construct, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a structure or to alter, repair, remove or replace electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing systems that are regulated by technical codes.

What documents are needed to get a permit?

This depends on the type of project you are doing. Please contact the office at (770) 429-4554 and we will be happy to help you determine what is needed.

What are the New State Licensing Requirements?

Just like plumbers, electricians and HVAC contractors,effective July 1, 2008 residential and general contractors will also be required to have a Georgia state card that specifies the type of construction work they are allowed to perform. This does not replace your local license – when permitting you will be required to have both. To find out more on these requirements, you can go to the Secretary of State website and read O.C.G.A 43-31-14.

Why is a permit necessary?

a) Personal safety of family and guests.

b) Ensure economic well being of community by reducing potential spread of fire & wind damage.

c) Protect future home purchasers.