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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

Mandatory Codes:
• International Building Code
• International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings
• International Fire Code
• International Plumbing Code
• International Mechanical Code
• International Fuel Gas Code
• National Electrical Code
• International Energy Conservation Code
• International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
• For information and questions regarding the Life Safety Code (NFPA 101) or the Georgia Accessibility Code, please contact the State Fire Marshal’s Office
• Disaster Resilient Building Code IBC Appendix
• Disaster Resilient Building Code IRC Appendix
• International Property Maintenance Code
• International Existing Building Code

Permissive Codes:
• National Green Building Standard 

The Department of Community Affairs has adopted one new mandatory State Minimum Standard Code and new Georgia State Amendments which will become effective on January 1, 2018. This new code and amendments are as follows:

  • Mandatory State Code: National Electrical Code, 2017 Edition with no Georgia Amendments
  • Georgia State Amendments: 2018 Georgia Amendments to the International Building Code, 2012 Edition; 2018 Georgia Amendments to the International Residential Code, 2012 Edition

Building Services Forms

IAS LogoFor Licensing & Permits forms see the Applications, Forms & Permits section of the Document Center.

Inspection Request Information Form
* The Inspection Request Information Form is temporarily disabled, please call Building Services at 770-429-4554.

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.