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Old 04-07-2008, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Does anyone know what you need to bring to them to get a permit approved? What drawings you need, site plans, etc.

Been trying to reach someone down at the offices and no one answers or returns my call. Don't you just love the government

If anyone knows anything, please let me know.

Thanks.
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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With the city of Atlanta- there's no telling. It especially depends on who's helping you.
But generally, you would need a site plan (that shows the current property lines, easements, house placement, and the addition (in your case the deck). You will also need a diagram of a post footing (this shows a description of the intended footing to be installed).
If the deck is over 9' hgt. you may need an engineer for a final inspection.
Two other items to note- bring a lot of patience and your checkbook.
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:23 PM
 
Location: N GA Mountains
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After 10+ years of dealing with the City of Atlanta and their ever changing permit requirements, that are too many to list here, I have been using a permit expeditor. Let me tell you she is worth every penny and then some. I would highly recommend using a permit service or it may be next summer before you get that deck. PM me if you want to know the one I use.
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:25 PM
 
Location: N GA Mountains
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Default Just bring cash

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With the city of Atlanta- there's no telling. It especially depends on who's helping you.
But generally, you would need a site plan (that shows the current property lines, easements, house placement, and the addition (in your case the deck). You will also need a diagram of a post footing (this shows a description of the intended footing to be installed).
If the deck is over 9' hgt. you may need an engineer for a final inspection.
Two other items to note- bring a lot of patience and your checkbook.
By the way, they won't take your check anymore. Just bring cash or a credit card. Any government agency that encourages paying in cash kinda makes me wonder...
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Well just to give you all an update. Been working on getting it for 2 weeks now. Went there from 4-8 pm last night and they said I have to go back to planning department so they can verify that my lot is different than what they have. She showed me some outdated, child like drawing that looked like crap.

Where do these city people come from??? Its just amazing how unorganized the city of atlanta is compared to the rest of ga.

Especially with everyone trying to reduce paper wastage and trying to save the envirnment, it doesn't help when they require 9 copies of the site plan, and 4 copies of the diagrams. I felt like I killed a whole tree.

And the people down there, wow. They don't even know how to build a deck!

Ill keep you all updated,

Thanks, Justin
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