Additions or Pools
Bartow County Building Inspections - Additions and Swimming Pools
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Residential Single Family Additions / Residential Swimming Pool Permits
What do I need to do to apply for a permit?
Land Disturbance / Flood Plain: An approved Erosion & Sedimentation (E & S) Permit must be obtained prior to being issued a Building Permit. Contact the Engineering Dept at 770-387-5067.
Septic Tank / Sewer: Verify that the addition or swimming pool will not interfere with the existing septic tank and system. You will need to contact the Environmental Health Dept. to obtain a diagram of the septic system and to obtain a Verification Letter from them. 770-387-2614
Who can apply for the permit?
1)General Contractor: You may need to provide a current copy of your Business License and you will have to provide a current copy of your State Builders License*. If you are not the Qualifying Agent for the Company, then you will need a completed, signed and notarized State Authorization Form to be able to apply for the permit. (Pool Contractors' are only required to provide a copy of the current year business license.)
*effective July 1, 2008
2)Home Owner: If you are acting as the General Contractor, own and reside in the dwelling then you can apply for the building permit. You will need to have your drivers’ license or valid picture I.D. with you. If you just purchased the property, then you will need to provide a copy of your settlement/closing statement or deed reflecting your ownership.
What information do I need to know for the permit application?
General information about the addition to be built, such as:
Total heated square footage.
# of Bedrooms?
# of Bathrooms?
# of fireplaces?
What is the addition going to be used for?
# of Stories?
Natural Gas? If so, who the service provider will be.
The permit fee will be based off of the heated square footage. Please contact our office for further information concerning permit fees.
What do I do with the Permit Card?
Attach the building permit card to a board and post the card in a conspicuous location that is readily visible from the public road. This card must remain in place until the final inspection is made.
How long is my Building Permit good for?
The permit will expire 1 year from the date of issuance.
Typical Order of Inspections:
Footing or Slab Inspection-After the footings have been excavated and the grade stakes are in, but before pouring. If a slab is to be poured, the plumbing drainage and supply piping which will be in the slab must be in place and be exposed. The piping can be covered and the vapor barrier put down after the inspection. The builder should request this inspection. An inspection approval or rejection sticker will be placed on the Permit Card. (In lieu of an inspection of the plumbing in a slab, a licensed plumber can submit an affidavit form.)
Rough Inspection-The framing, plumbing, electrical, and heating rough-ins will be inspected at the same time. The rough inspection should be made before the insulation is put in. The builder should request this inspection. All supplemental permits (electrical, plumbing, HVAC) must be filled out and signed before the inspection can be made. The inspection approval or rejection sticker will be placed on the Permit Card.
Insulation Inspection-To be made after the rough-in approval of the framing, electrical, plumbing and mechanical inspections but prior to the installation of the interior wall covering.(effective February 9, 2011)
Sewer Inspection-Before covering the sewer piping; the Environmental Health Dept. will inspect septic tank installations.
Temporary Power Inspection (if required)-The house panel, meter, and grounding should be ready for electricity. The panel cover must be on or ready to be put on and at the panel. This inspection should be called in by the electrician, but only if the builder has authorized him to do so. The builder will then assume all responsibility and liability for any use of electricity in the building during the temporary period. The inspection approval sticker will be placed on the side of the meter base, or a rejection notice will be left at the electrical panel.
Final Inspection-The building should be essentially complete and ready for occupancy. The carpeting, painting and other cosmetic work are not required to be completed. The builder should request this inspection. The inspection approval or a rejection sticker will be placed on the Permit Card. The sewer or septic tank must be approved before the final. The 3rd Erosion inspection must also be complete and passed before the final. *Be sure to provide Bldg. Insp. Dept a copy of and post the Energy Code Compliance Certificate by the Electrical Panel Box before final inspection is requested.
*All requests for inspections should be made on the day before or no later than 9 a.m. of the day the inspection is desired.
There will be a bonding inspection and a final.
. If you have any questions, please contact Building Inspections at 770.387.5005, ext. 1.