Plumbing Permits

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When is a plumbing permit required?

A plumbing permit, rough inspection and final inspection are required for all projects involving plumbing work, in all types of property including residential and commercial properties.

When is a plumbing permit NOT required?

You don’t need a plumbing permit for simple repairs such as unclogging a sink or if a plumbing permit is issued as part of a larger residential building permit or commercial building permit.

Who Can Apply for a Permit

For residential projects, a permit can be obtained by a licensed contractor or the property owner. In order for the property owner to obtain a permit, the property must be their current permanent residence. For commercial projects, the permit must be applied for by a contractor.

Applying for a Plumbing Permit

To apply for a plumbing permit,  please visit the construction permit desk located at the “Zoning and Permitting” entrance on the south side of City Hall.

Licensed Contractors:  Please bring your Trade Card, state issued photo I.D.and business license

Property Owners: Please bring your photo I.D., you will need to sign an affidavit certifying that you are responsible for the project.

Plumbing Permit Application 

Permit Fees

In Sandy Springs, The fee for a permit is based on the value of the project. To find out how much the permit will cost, please view our permit fee schedule.

Inspection Process

To complete your permit requirements, you will need to schedule two inspections using the online inspection request form. Alternatively you can call 770-730-5600.

1. Rough Inspection: The rough inspection is conducted while the plumbing work is visible. Please schedule this inspection before any plumbing work is covered by drywall.

2. Final Inspection: The final inspection is conducted when the project is completed.

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