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Inspection Information

About Inspections

The Inspections office is responsible for administering and enforcing all applicable building codes with regard to residential and commercial construction in the permitting jurisdiction of the unincorporated areas of Cobb County. The Inspections office provides assistance to our customers so that they may understand and meet the code requirements for their project.

In order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens in the permitting jurisdiction of the unincorporated areas of Cobb County, all construction must meet a series of requirements set forth by specific building codes. This includes new construction, additions to existing structures and remodeling. 

To request an inspection or re-inspection, please call the automatic request line, 770-528-2073.

View the IVR inspection Codes

Cobb County Development Standards

Since the early 1970's, the original and amended Standards for Residential and Commercial Development have undergone revisions by individual agencies/departments/divisions. At this time, these standards are revised to comply with federal, state, regional, and local criteria.

Download the Cobb County Development Standards.

Georgia State Minimum Standard Codes

Listed below are the code editions in effect as of January 1, 2018:

The current codes adopted by Cobb County Commission are as follows:

  • A.D.A. Standards, 2010 Edition
  • International Building Code 2012 Edition
  • International Fire Code 2012 Edition
  • International Mechanical Code 2012 Edition
  • International Plumbing Code 2012 Edition
  • International Residential Code 2012 Edition
  • National Electrical Code 2017 Edition
  • International Fuel Gas Code 2012 Edition
  • International Energy Conservation Code 2009 Edition
  • International Property Maintenance Code, 2012 Edition
  • International Swimming Pool and Spa Code 2012 Edition
  • D.C.A. Georgia State Amendments

For Fire Marshal Requirements visit the Fire Marshal's Office webpage.

Certificates of Occupancy

Residential certificates of occupancy are typically issued at the location of the structure under construction after the final inspection has passed. For a commercial certificate of occupancy please call (770) 528-2051, after all inspections have passed and two days prior to your need to pick up the Certificate of Occupancy.

Cobb County IVR Inspection Codes

Building Inspections

  • Building Footing/Foundation: 111
  • Building Rough Framing (Residential Only): 112
  • Building Final: 113
  • Building Slab: 115
  • Building Wall Cover (Commercial Only): 116
  • Building Ceiling Cover (Commercial Only): 117
  • Building insulation (Eff. for permits issued 7/1/2011): 120

Electrical Inspections

  • Electrical Rough (Residential only): 220
  • Electrical Under Ground: 221
  • Electrical Wall Cover (Commercial only): 222
  • Electrical Ceiling Cover (Commercial only): 223
  • Electrical Final: 224
  • Temporary Power Poles: 225
  • Temporary Power Release: 226
  • Electrical In Slab: 227
  • Electrical Low Voltage: 228
  • Electrical Sign: 229
  • Electrical Mobile Homes: 230

Plumbing Inspections

  • Plumbing In Slab: 331
  • Sewer: 332
  • Plumbing Rough: 333
  • Plumbing Final: 334
  • Plumbing Gas Line: 335
  • Water Line: 336
  • Plumbing Wall Cover: 337
  • Plumbing Ceiling Cover: 338

HVAC Inspections

  • HVAC Gas Line: 441
  • HVAC Duct Work: 442
  • HVAC Rough: 443
  • HVAC Final: 444
  • HVAC Wall Cover: 445
  • HVAC Ceiling Cover: 446

Other Inspections

  • Zoning Compliance: 551
  • Erosion Violation Inspection: 561
  • Pool Location Inspection: 571
  • Arborist Inspection: 581

This document illustrates the continued commitment on behalf of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners to encourage quality growth and development in Cobb County. All operating agencies/department/divisions involved in the development plan review process work together to produce this document. These agencies/departments/divisions are:

  • Community Development Agency
  • Department of Transportation
  • Water System
  • Public Safety Department
  • Office of Environmental Health

These Development Standards and Specifications have been created, revised, and otherwise set forth as a tool for communication between the County and professional contractors, engineers, architects, developers, planners, builders, and other agents for development. These Standards are a compilation of the accepted procedures, plan requirements, and approval criteria in the area of land use and site development.