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Building & Plan Review Department

Henry County Building Department

Effective January 1, 2017, all Development and Commercial Building Permit Submittals will be through SagesGov (E-Plan Review) ONLY.


Welcome to the Henry County Building Department

The Building and Plan Review Department is tasked with the issuance of permits, building plan review and inspections for compliance to ordinances, technical codes and accepted industry practices. The department is also responsible for implementing the environmental compliance and plan review provision of the Henry County Unified Land Development Code, as well maintaining erosion control standards set forth by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission.

Presently, the Building and Plan Review Department’s area of jurisdiction includes all of unincorporated Henry County as well as the city of Stockbridge.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Building and Plan Review Department 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, inspection and environmental compliance practices 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, while maintaining a high set of standards for environmental compliance. We seek to achieve these goals by placing a high-importance on customer service, knowledge of all facets of the Building Codes and state standards and the willingness to be fair and considerate in our enforcement of these codes. Additionally, the department will coordinate the inspecting, monitoring, and plan review in the development permitting process, to ensure that the County's natural resources and quality of life are protected and to provide efficient and courteous service to the citizens of Henry County.



Accomplishments for FY 2015
Technology

  • Dell Tablets for all Building and Development Inspectors to allow them to update the status of their completed inspections at the job site instead of the next day.
  • Implemented SagesGov for electronic plan review for all Commercial Building Plan Reviews and Development Plan Reviews.
  • Installed large monitors for Plan Reviewers to complete their plan reviews for the electronic plan reviews.
  • Purchased and installed all additional software needed for the E-Plan Review System.
  • Converted all Building Inspectors to smartphones for better communication with the contractors, office and citizens for faster service (text, email and hotspots for their tablets)
  • Began accepting credit card payments for all fees.
  • Updated all printers within the department.

Education & Training

  • Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference through the International Erosion Control Association (George Patterson, Director and Willie Matthews, Environmental Compliance Coordinator)
  • 2015 Building Officials Association of Georgia’s Education Conference (George Patterson, Director)
  • Purchased a library of Electrical Reference Material for Building Inspectors.

Community Outreach

  • Hosted an Informational Session with Contractors to teach them how to use the SagesGov E-Plan Review Submittal System.
  • Job Interview Fairs, Union Grove and Luella High Schools (Amelia Ivey, Operations Analyst)

Uniforms

  • Implemented uniforms for all staff.

Customer Service

  • Customers serviced at the front counter for June was 793.


Accomplishments for YTD FY 2016
Education & Training

  • Introduction to Noise Evaluation Course (George Patterson, Director and Robert Dix, Development Inspector I)
  • Henry County Intergovernmental Retreat (George Patterson, Director)
  • Criticism & Discipline Skills for Managers and Supervisors (Amelia Ivey, Operations Analyst)
  • Residential Inspector Institute through International Code Council (Jayme Easey, Residential Inspector I)
  • Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference (George Patterson, Director and Willie Matthews, Environmental Compliance Coordinator)
  • GA Farm & Erosion Control Expo (Willie Matthews, Environmental Compliance Coordinator: Jeremy Gilbert, Plan Review Specialist; Mike Crosby, Development Inspector II; Robert Dix, Development Inspector I and Jacob Smith, Development Inspector I)
  • Front Desk Safety & Security (Amelia Ivey, Operations Analyst; Myriam Colon, Senior Permit Technician  and Sandy Lenning, Permit Technician)
  • How To Deliver Exceptional Customer Service (Sandy Lenning, Permit Technician; Ashlee Bennett, Permit Technician and Susana Charles, Clerk/Typist)
  • Dealing With Difficult People Seminar (Tammy Brown, Senior Permit Technician Lead and Barbara Crittenden, Commercial Plan Review Coordinator)
  • Level IA Recertification (Amelia Ivey, Operations Analyst and Karen Atkinson, Development Plan Review Coordinator)
  • Level IB Recertification (Willie Matthews, Environmental Compliance Coordinator and Glynn Phillips, Commercial Inspector I)
  • Level IB Certification (Jacob Smith, Development Inspector I)
  • International Code Council Residential Inspector Institute (Jayme Easey, Residential Inspector I)
  • Design Procedures for Geosynthethic Erosion Control (Willie Matthews, Environmental Compliance Coordinator; Robert Dix, Development Inspector I and Jake Smith, Development Inspector I)
  • Competent Person Confined Space Entry (Willie Matthews, Environmental Compliance Coordinator; Mike Crosby, Development Inspector II; Robert Dix, Development Inspector I and Jake Smith, Development Inspector I)
  • GEMA Programs Overview (Marian Lawson, Residential Inspector I)
  • Georgia Chapter International Association of Electrical Inspector (Marian Lawson, Residential Inspector I)
  • International Code Council 2015 Public Comment Hearings (Marian Lawson, Residential Inspector I)
  • Pipeline Emergency Response and Damage Prevention (George Patterson, Director)

Community Outreach

  • Lowe’s Informational Luncheon, McDonough Location (George Patterson, Director; Amelia Ivey, Operations Analyst; Brian Gardiner, Chief Building Inspector and Jeremy Gilbert, Plan Review Specialist)
  • Commissioner Bruce Holmes’ Town Hall Meeting; Denney’s Restaurant, Stockbridge (George Patterson, Director; Amelia Ivey, Operations Analyst and Willie Matthews, Environmental Compliance Coordinator)
  • Job Interview Fairs, Locust Grove and Luella High Schools (Amelia Ivey, Operations Analyst)
  • Early Years: A Center for Learning Career Day (George Patterson, Director)
  • SkillsUSA State Competition (Amelia Ivey, Operations Analyst)
  • Tussahaw Elementary School Career Day (George Patterson, Director and Willie Matthews, Environmental Compliance Coordinator)
  • Keller Williams Real Estate Agents Training (George Patterson, Director; Amelia Ivey, Operations Analyst; Willie Matthews, Environmental Compliance Coordinator and Brian Gardiner, Chief Building Inspector)
  • Appreciation Cookout at RedHawk Park (Entire Staff Participation)

Customer Service

  • Customers serviced at the front counter for July was 901.
  • Customers serviced at the front counter for August was 822.
  • Customers serviced at the front counter for September was 945.
  • Customers serviced at the front counter for October was 893.
  • Customers serviced at the front counter for November was 685.
  • Customers serviced at the front counter for December was 741.
  • Customers serviced at the front counter for January was 834.
  • Customers Serviced at the front counter for February was 889.
  • Customers serviced at the front counter for March 1,069.
  • Customers serviced at the front counter for April was 1,036.
  • Customers serviced at the front counter for May was 1,075.

Certificates of Occupancy Issued

July 2015

167

January 2016

123

August 2015

143

February 2016

144

September 2015

110

March 2016

203

October 2015

143

April 2016

159

November 2015

96

May 2016

169

Decembe r2015

133

June 2016

 

Number of Commercial Building Inspections

July 2015

525

January 2016

425

August 2015

541

February 2016

646

September 2015

391

March 2016

634

October 2015

545

April 2016

558

November 2015

349

May 2016

624

December 2015

358

June 2016

 

Number of Residential Building Inspections

July 2015

2518

January 2016

2141

August 2015

2373

February 2016

2396

September 2015

3137

March 2016

2657

October 2015

2383

April 2016

2440

November 2015

2077

May 2016

2570

December 2015

2544

June 2016

 

Number of Development Inspections

July 2015

97

January 2016

114

August 2015

99

February 2016

167

September 2015

99

March 2016

59

October 2015

68

April 2016

135

November 2015

67

May 2016

283

December 2015

94

June 2016

 

Equipment Upgrades or New Purchases

  • Purchased new Teleconference System and 70” Flat Screen TV for the Conference Room to better assist customers on the north side of Atlanta or out of state for Pre-Review and Due Diligence Meetings.
  • Purchased new scanner and installed a computer in the department lobby for customers to scan and submit their building permits electronically.
  • Additional monitors for the Permitting Staff so that they have dual monitor workstations.
  • Purchased new table and matching buffet for the Conference Room.
  • Purchased a Sound Meter.
  • Purchased a Turbidity Meter.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Building Officials of Georgia
  • International Code Council
  • Permit Technicians Across Georgia Association
  • International Erosion Control Association
  • American Public Works Association

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