The following are a few examples of projects that require a permit. This list is not all-inclusive. When in doubt, please contact us at (912) 876-4147 or at

  • Backflow prevention devices
  • Carports / covered porches
  • Decks
  • Demolitions (interior & exterior)
  • Driveways / driveway extensions
  • Fences
  • Fire sprinkler systems
  • Garages or garage enclosures
  • Irrigation systems
  • New building construction (residential or commercial)
  • New electric / electric panels or meter base change-outs
  • New gas / plumbing or plumbing re-routes
  • New HVAC systems or system change-outs
  • Patios
  • Re-roofs
  • Room additions
  • Screened rooms
  • Shallow wells
  • Signs
  • Slab leaks
  • Storage sheds (portable and site built)
  • Sunrooms
  • Swimming pools (above and in-ground)
  • Water filtration systems

Applications & Requirements

It is recommended that your contractor, if you are hiring one to perform your project, applies for the permit(s). This is to ensure that they hold all the required business license(s) and/or State licenses necessary to perform the work as well as to ensure they provide all information pertinent to the project to the permitting office. Refer to Georgia Secretary of State Office for information on contractor licensing requirements.

Applications for electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permits may only be made by, and will only be issued to, an individual holding a valid State electrical, mechanical, or plumbing license or to an individual performing work on a single-family dwelling that is occupied by the applicant, provided that all work pursuant to such a permit be in conformity with all provisions of the codes.

Document Requirements

Residential Permit Applications: Generally, two copies of the site plan, floor plan, wall section, and blueprints are required when you submit your permit application. Copies of your business license and legal identification are required when applicable. A list of your subcontractors is also needed, i.e. plumber, electrician, heating and air professional, framer, landscaper, drywall installer, brick mason, cabinet installer, concrete installer, insulation install, painter, roofer, and tile/floor covering installer etc.

Commercial Permit Applications: All permit applications shall include two approved sets of construction plans for permitting and construction. Construction plans must be reviewed and approved by Director of Inspections prior to submitting them with the permit application. One hard copy and an electronic copy of the construction plans shall be provided for the initial review. DWG format is preferred but PDF formats will be acceptable. All electronic files can be submitted through DropBox or similar platforms to Construction plans and specifications should comply with with the current edition of State of Georgia Minimum Standard Building Code

Permit Applications

Submit all permit applications and forms at our office or email all materials to our Permit Technicians at

Other Forms

Additional Information

  1. Physical Address
    115 East M.L. King, Jr. Drive
    Hinesville, GA 31313

    Fax: (912) 876-4770

  2. Kimberly St. Onge

    Senior License & Permit Technician / Administrative Assistant

  3. Carla McKinney

    License & Permit Technician

  4. Shamika Wilson

    License & Permit Technician

  5. Latoya James

    Part-Time License & Permit Technician