Contact Building Services

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.

For more information on Code Enforcement, please visit the Code Enforcement page

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 (DCA) adopts  mandatory State Minimum Standard Codes and Georgia State Amendments which became effective on January 1, 2018.

Building Services Forms

For 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 State Licensing Requirements?

Just like plumbers, electricians and HVAC contractors, beginning July 1, 2008 residential and general contractors became 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 business 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.