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Inspection & Fees

Department of Inspection & Fees

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Tom Buttram, Director
The Department of Inspection & Fees is responsible for the enforcement of the Georgia State Construction Codes, Georgia Accessibility and Fire Laws relative to the construction and renovations to both new and existing buildings within the City of Macon and Bibb County. These codes and standards are necessary to insure the safety and health of the occupants of a building.

The Main Duties of the Department of Inspection & Fees are:
  • Issues and maintains construction permits

  • Reviews plans, specifications and construction documents for code compliance

  • Performs field investigations and inspections for code compliance

  • Issues certificate of occupancies

Bibb County maintains a listing of construction and trade permits issued in near real time. Click here to go to the search page for permits issued by the Department of Inspection and Fees.

Owners and contractors are responsible for obtaining appropriate permits from the Department of Inspection & Fees prior to starting construction or renovations on a building. If you are unsure if a permit is required, you can contact the Department of Inspection and Fees directly or review Administrative Codes here.

General Information:

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Permits Sold: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Tel: (478) 803-0470
Fax: (478) 751-7268

Mailing Address:

682 Cherry Street; Suite 500
Macon, GA 31201

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601 Mulberry Street Macon, GA 31201     Phone Number : (478) 621 - 6400
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