Building and Codes Division

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Permits and Inspections

The Building and Codes division of Community Development is tasked with enforcing the building codes of Bryan County.  Currently, Bryan County uses the following Codes:

 

·       International Building Code, 2012 Edition, with Georgia Amendments 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018;

·       International Residential Code, 2012 Edition, with Georgia Amendments 2014, 2015, 2018;

·       International Fire Code, 2012 Edition, with Georgia Amendments 2014;

·       International Plumbing Code, 2012 Edition, with Georgia Amendments 2014, 2015;

·       International Mechanical Code, 2012 Edition with Georgia Amendments 2014, 2015;

·       International Fuel Gas Code, 2012 Edition with Georgia Amendments 2014, 2015;

·       National Electrical Code, 2017 Edition (No Georgia Amendments);

·       International Energy Conservation Code, 2009 Edition, with Georgia Amendments;

·       International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, 2012 Edition with Georgia Amendments

 

Copies of the Georgia Amendments may be obtained from the Department of Community Affairs

Bryan County will officially adopt the following building codes on January 1, 2020.

  •        International Building Code, 2018 with Georgia Amendments
  •        International Residential Code, 2018, with Georgia Amendments
  •        International Fire Code, 2018
  •        International Plumbing Code, 2018, with Georgia Amendments
  •        International Mechanical Code, 2018 Georgia Amendments
  •        International Fuel Gas Code, 2018 with Georgia Amendments
  •        National Electrical Code, 2017 Edition  (currently the adopted code)
  •        International Energy Conservation Code, 2015 with Georgia Amendments
  •        International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, 2018 Edition with Georgia Amendments

Building permit applications submitted after December 31, 2019, will need to show compliance with these newly adopted codes.  Permit applications will be rejected for failing to show compliance with the new code provisions.

A building permit is required for any structure greater than 120 square feet in size.  Building permit applications may now be submitted online.  Visit our Digital Submission page to begin the online permit process.  

 

 

Once an account is created and a permit application has been submitted, you will receive your approved permit electronically.  You may schedule and manage your inspections through your online account.  If you are unable to use our online system and need to schedule an inspection via phone, call 912-756-7962 to leave a message.  If the inspection is requested by 4:00 p.m., generally, your inspection will be scheduled for the following day.

REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

Habitability Checklist

Inspection Checklist

 If you have questions about the building code or inspections, you may contact one of our inspectors:

James "Ken" Holton                                                       Robbie Jordan

912-704-3621                                                                   912-663-4057

jholton@bryan-county.org                                           rjordan@bryan-county.org