Building Permitting and Inspections

NOTICE: All building permits must be submitted via email to Michelle Tanner at Permit submittals that do not follow the provided checklist of requirements will be rejected.

The City of Ball Ground issues building permits for residential and commercial construction within the City Limits of Ball Ground. The building permit application, and other City forms and applications, can be found in the Document Center. Please see the Planning and Zoning webpage for information on development and land disturbance permitting.

Permits and Inspections: Please call (770) 735-2123 or email Michelle Tanner at for all permits and inspections questions.

Building Permits

In order to obtain a building permit, the applicant must submit a completed building permit application and all required supporting documents.  A listing of these supporting documents can be found in the building permit application document. The water and sewer capacity fees must be paid prior to receiving a building permit. If sanitary sewer is not available within 300 feet of the property line on which a permit is being requested, then the applicant must show a septic permit from the Cherokee County Health Department prior to a building permit being issued.


Builders requesting an inspection should contact the City Hall at 770-735-2123. Every attempt will be made to provide a next-day inspection service for all requests received prior to 2:00 p.m.

Required Inspections:

  • Temp Power (if used)
  • Silt Fence and clearing
  • Footing
  • Wall (over 3’)
  • In slab plumbing (if present)
  • Slab
  • Rough-In (Framing, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing)
  • Final (Includes landscape, tree replacement, and sidewalk where required)
  • Every site visit will include a silt and sediment control observation.
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