Community Development Agency
COBB COUNTY GOVERNMENT 

Development & Inspections Division

IMPORTANT NOTICE regarding Energy Conservation Code and Certified Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Testing effective 7/1/2011.

The Inspections office is responsible for administering and enforcing all applicable building codes with regard to residential and commercial construction in the permitting jurisdiction of the unincorporated areas of Cobb County, as well as providing assistance to our customers so that they may understand and meet the code requirements for their project.

In order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens in the permitting jurisdiction of the unincorporated areas of Cobb County, all construction must meet a series of requirements set forth by specific building codes. This includes new construction, additions to existing structures and remodeling. Both residential and commercial construction must meet these codes, and it is our job to enforce them.


Contact Info:
 
Lee McClead, CBO
Development & Inspections Manager This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
P.O. Box 649
Marietta, GA 30061
770.528.2038
To request an erosion inspection or re-inspection, please call (770) 528-2190 and provide the following information: building permit number, contact name, contact number, date of the request and lot number/address.  Also, for larger developments please provide the: SPR permit number, contact name, contact number, date of the request and site address.



Contact numbers to discuss issues with Inspections

If you need to speak to someone regarding a permit please contact the applicable section. Please have your permit number available when placing call.

  • Electrical Section: 770-528-2086 Inspector Territory Map pdf icon
  • Plumbing/Mechanical Section: 770-528-2157 Inspector Territory Map pdf icon
  • Residential & Commercial Building section: 770-528-2051Inspector Territory Map pdf icon

  • Residential Permit Office: 770-528-2060, 770-528-2062, or 770-528-2061
  • Commercial Permit office: 770-528-2071
  • Cobb County Water/Sewer System: 770-419-6320


  • The current codes adopted by Cobb County Commission as required by the Georgia Department of Communities Affair are as follows:

  • International Building Code, 2012
  • International Fire Code, 2012
  • International Mechanical Code, 2012
  • International Plumbing Code, 2012
  • International Residential Code, 2012
  • National Electrical Code, 2011
  • International Fuel Gas Code, 2012
  • International Energy Conservation Code, 2009
  • International Property Maintenance Code, 2006

  • Erosion Inspections

    To request an erosion inspection or reinspection, please call (770) 528-2190 and provide the following information: building permit number, contact name, contact number, date of the request and lot number/address. Also, for larger developments please provide the: SPR permit number, contact name, contact number, date of the request and site address.

    How to Schedule an Inspection

    To request an Inspection call the IVR system at 770-528-2073. Below is a list of the new inspection codes for the system. These codes are also available by phone when you dial the IVR system. Also, please have your permit number available when calling. AIRS phone number is also located on the permit. Inspections requested will be performed within two business days.




    COBB IVR INSPECTION CODES

    BUILDING INSPECTIONS
    Building Footing/Foundation
    Building Rough Framing
    Building Final
    Building Slab
    Building Wall Cover
    Building Ceiling Cover
    Building insulation (Eff. for permits issued 7/1/20011)

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      ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS
    Electrical Rough
    Electrical Under Ground
    Electrical Wall Cover
    Electrical Ceiling Cover
    Electrical Final
    Temporary Power Poles
    Temporary Power Release
    Electrical In Slab
    Electrical Low Voltage
    Electrical Sign
    Electrical Mobile Homes


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    PLUMBING INSPECTIONS
    Plumbing In Slab
    Sewer
    Plumbing Rough
    Plumbing Final
    Plumbing Gas Line
    Water Line
    Plumbing Wall Cover
    Plumbing Ceiling Cover



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      HVAC INSPECTIONS
    HVAC Gas Line
    HVAC Duct Work
    HVAC Rough
    HVAC Final
    HVAC Wall Cover
    HVAC Ceiling Cover

    OTHER INSPECTIONS
    Zoning Compliance
    Erosion Violation Inspection
    Pool Location Inspection
    Arborist Inspection


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    581

    Certificates of Occupancy

    Residential certificates of occupancy are typically issued at the location of the structure under construction after the final inspection has passed. For a commercial certificate of occupancy please call 770-528-2051, after all inspections have passed and two days prior to your need to pick up the c.o.

    2013 Advisory Board Meeting Dates

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    Please Note:
    Effective July 1, 2008 pursuant to Georgia law O.C.G.A. 43-41 Builders and General Contractors will be required to have a contractors license as issued by the State of Georgia Licensing Board in order to obtain construction permits in the State of Georgia. Some limited service and traditional specialty contractors are exempt from the licensing requirements. For more information concerning licensing categories, requirements and exceptions please contact the State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors at 478-207-2440 or visit www.sos.ga.gov/plb/contractors.