Permit Process

Please provide the following to obtain a building permit. When filling an application for an Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC Permit, include the subs State License and Business Number at the time of submission of the application. Any incomplete application will not be accepted. Affidavits are no longer needed.
  1. Sewerage: if public sewerage is provided, a receipt that the sewer connection has been paid is required.  Otherwise, if a septic tank will be used, a septic tank permit is needed from the Jackson County Environmental Health Office which is located at:
    260 Lee Street
    Jefferson, GA 30549
    Phone: 706-367-3643
  2. A receipt that the water connection has been paid is required
  3. A driveway permit (done at the time of building permit application in our office)
  4. E-911 address for property - the linked form can be filled out and either emailed to or delivered in person
  5. A copy of the recorded plat from the Clerks office with house drawn to scale showing all setbacks
  6. State Contractor License
  7. NOI with attachments as submitted to EPD (Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary) - if an NOI is required provide a copy of you level 1A (blue card) Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Card.


The Jackson County Building Inspections Division uses the following codes when conducting inspections:
  • International Building Code, 2012 Edition
  • International Fuel Gas Codes, 2012 Edition
  • International Mechanical Code, 2012 Edition
  • International Plumbing Code, 2012 Edition
  • National Electrical Code, 2014 Edition
  • International Fire Code, 2012 Edition
  • International Energy Conservation Code, 2009 Edition
  • International Residential Code, 2012 Edition, less and except the plumbing and electrical requirements
  • International Property Maintenance Code, 2006 Edition
  • International Existing Building Code, 2006 Edition