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McDonough, GA 30253
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Building Department

Henry County Building Department

November 18, 2013


The Building Department will not accept incomplete applications. Please carefully review submittal requirements in the permit packet and checklist.


The following eight Georgia State Minimum Standard Codes will be effective January 1, 2014:

International Building Code 2012 Edition
International Residential Code 2012 Edition
International Plumbing Code 2012 Edition
International Mechanical Code 2012 Edition
International Fuel Gas Code 2012 Edition
International Energy Conservation Code 2009 Edition
International Fire Code 2012 Edition
National Electrical Code 2011 Edition
A current Business License is required for all building and trade permits. No building or trade permits will be issued to applicants with expired Business Licenses pursuant to Henry County Code Section 3.3.22 (unincorporated) and Stockbridge City Code Sections 9.01.030 and 9.01.060.

The State’s General Permit expired July 31.  Any developer who files an NOI after midnight July 31, 2013 may proceed with construction.  However, they will need to resubmit their NOI once the State’s General Permit is approved.  For more information, please see this letter from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources or call George Patterson at 770.288.6069.


Recent changes in state law now allow certain plats to be recorded without the prior approval of Henry County.  Pursuant to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated §15-6-67, no approval from Henry County is required to record a plat if no new streets or roads are created or no new utility improvements are required or no new sanitary sewer or approval of a septic tank is required.

A recorded plat is required for all building permit applications; however, no building permit can be issued on any lot that does not meet the minimum dimensional standards as required by zoning.  Zoning information may be reviewed in Chapter 2 of the Unified Land Development Code or by contacting the Planning and Zoning Department at 770.288.7526.

If you have questions about your plat or property, please contact our Plan Review and Environmental Compliance Department at 770.288.6190.

Welcome to the Henry County Building Department

The Henry County Building Department is tasked with the issuance of permits, building plan review & inspections for compliance to the ordnances, technical codes and accepted industry practices.

Presently, our area of jurisdiction includes all of unincorporated Henry County as well as the City of Stockbridge.

The Building Department is open to assist you from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted.

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to promote the general health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Henry County. We strive to ensure quality and excellence in all aspects of the building permitting and inspection process for our citizens by processing applications in a timely and efficient manner and by providing thorough building and zoning compliance inspections for all construction projects. We seek to achieve these goals by placing a high-importance on customer service, knowledge of all facets of the Building Codes and our willingness to be fair and considerate in our enforcement of these codes.


Last updated: Friday November 22 2013

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