Commercial and Multi-Family Residential

If your project is located in a commercial or multi-family zoning district or is a commercial use in any zoning district, the following items will be required for review and approval of your permit.

Required Documents

  • Completed Construction Permit Application
  • Upload one set of drawings in PDF format, no larger than 50 MB, stamped and signed by a Design Professional (required by O.C.G.A. § 43-4-16 [2013])
  • Upload site plan for any new structures and additions to existing structures
  • Upload general contractor's license, business license, and government issued photo ID of contractor if submitting with Dunwoody for the first time.
  • If you are submitting licenses on behalf of another individual, you will also need to upload a completed Authorized Permit Agent Form

Applicable Codes
The city requires compliance with the following codes and amendments:

  • 2012 International Building Code with 2014 Georgia State Amendments
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code with 2014 Georgia State Amendments
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code with 2014 Georgia State Amendments
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code with 2014 Georgia State Amendments
  • 2012 International Fire Code with 2014 Georgia State Amendments
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code with 2011 and 2012 Georgia State Supplements and Amendments
  • 2011 NFPA National Electrical Code
  • 2012 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
  • Georgia Accessibility Code Chapter 120-3-20a-.016 (.01-.08) - 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

Review Process

All commercial and multi-family residential projects require plan review by the city. Depending on the elements of your project, it may also require review by DeKalb County (for elements such as water, sewer, health, or life safety). If you require review by DeKalb County, the city will provide you a routing sheet and directions to DeKalb County’s offices. Once your project has been approved by any required DeKalb County departments, you will need to upload the approval sheets to your permit online.

Fee Payment

We will email or call to let you know when the city’s plan review is finished. Once plans have been approved, you may pay your fees by Visa or MasterCard online or at City Hall, or by check or cash at City Hall. The city will issue a permit for your project and provide your approved plans. To estimate your fees, you can review the Fee Schedule page.