City of Chamblee Development Department
5576 Peachtree Rd, Ste 102 • Chamblee, GA 30341 • 770-986-5010 • chambleega.gov
Use this permit for:
Interior & exterior commercial and multifamily
Commercial and multifamily additions
New commercial and multifamily construction
All construction must comply with zoning and building requirements. The City’s Code of Ordinances may be viewed online
through Municode at: www2.municode.com/library/ga/chamblee/codes/code_of_ordinances.
Individual PDF files may not exceed 50 MB. Larger files should be separated into individual PDFs.
Submit a PDF digital version of a site plan showing all existing structures, new structures or additions, curb cuts,
sidewalks, landscaping, utility locations and property/right-of-way/setback lines and other pertinent details. For interior
finish only, no
site plan is required. Plans must be to scale and include address and contact information for the own
sign professionals. See Site Plan Review Checklist in this application packet for more informatio
Submit a PDF digital version of the plans as required for the construction of all new buildings, additions or
remodeling involving structural changes. All plans should be clearly drawn to scale (feet/inches). For interior remodel,
site plans are not required unless requested by the Department, but applicants must clearly indicate the scope of work
within the structure.
ending on the type of construction, plans may be required to be prepared by a registered design professi
-11 of the City Ordinances for details on structural plan requirements. Site plans may be requ
ired to be
prepared by a registered surveyor at the discretion of the Planning and Development Department.
plans should be clearly drawn to scale (feet/inches) and include the details below. For interior finish or tenant
build-outs, clearly indicate the scope of work within the structure.
Structural plans including interior layouts, exits, door/windows, designated use of the rooms, dimensions of
building and interior spaces, typical interior/exterior wall sections, foundation details, floor/roof/wall
stairways, finish schedules, site retaining walls, piers/columns, detention vaults, parking decks,
the types of construction materials to be used and with general notes as needed. Designs
must conform to
current building codes as adopted and amended by the State and City.
Electrical plans must indicate existing/new circuits, outlets/switches, fixtures, panels, service locations,
emergency lights, exit signs, and locations of alarm systems, low voltage systems (phone, data, TV, irrigation
systems and security), fault current, load calculations and panel schedules
as per the latest approved edition
the National Electrical Code. Detail location of Georgia Power transformers.
Mechanical and plumbing systems or additions to existing systems must be detailed (mechanical rooms,
line plumbing detail with fixtures (esp. greasetraps/jacuzzis/spas), specs on heating/air cond.
systems/ducts/vents/fans, sprinkler system, kitchen hood
s, paint booths. Food service establishments must
have Board of Health checklist and DeKalb Watershed Dept. F.O.G. permit forms
with equipment and
greasetrap locations. Tap fees for new connections are pai
d to DeKalb County Water/Sewer Dept.
FOR ALL NEW CONSTRUCTION (as required):
Document compliance with Ch. 17 (IBC) for Special Inspections and Quality Assurance.
Provide specifications for energy performance of mechanical & electrical systems and the building envelope
compliance with the current International Energy Code (COMcheck).
DeKalb County Fire Marshal’s Office Review: A route sheet will be provided by the City along with a completed
Chamblee building permit application form with permit number at time of submittal. Plans must be routed by
applicant to the Fire Marshal’s Office for review. The office is at 330 W.
Ponce de Leon Dr., Decatur GA 30030.
For intake fees, processes and hours, call 404-371-9256. See other Fire
Marshal requirements, forms, fee
chedules and instructions at https://www.dekalbfirerescue.org Plans for fire
alarms, sprinkler systems, fire
suppression systems, paint booths or fuel tanks must also be reviewed by the DeKalb
Fire Marshal before a
permit can be issued by the City.