Plan Review

Welcome to our newest feature, ONLINE PLAN SUBMITTAL  

Please use the link below for more information and to learn how to submit your plans online. Our staff will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have regarding this new system. Please contact our Permit Technicians or plan review staff for more information.

**SUBMIT PLANS HERE** 

Please email or call if you have any questions or concerns, and keep your eyes open for the upcoming ONLINE PERMITTING to begin soon!


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"Do I really have to submit plans for my project???" ... YES!--Plans are required for all commercial and residential building. 

SUBMITTAL DOCUMENTS  [A] 107.1 General. Submittal documents consisting of construction documents, statement of special inspections, geotechnical report and other data shall be submitted in two or more sets with each permit application. The construction documents shall be prepared by a registered design professional where required by the statutes of the jurisdiction in which the project is to be constructed. Where special conditions exist, the building official is authorized to require additional construction documents to be prepared by a registered design professional. Exception: The building official is authorized to waive the submission of construction documents and other data not required to be prepared by a registered design professional if it is found that the nature of the work applied for is such that review of construction documents is not necessary to obtain compliance with this code.


Please visit the below link for the entire text of the 2012 International Building Code:

2012 IBC (Text only)


Submit ONE DIGITAL SET on thumb drive or CD (PDF format) of building/structural plans as well as Electrical, Plumbing, and/or Mechanical drawings, if required.  Mechanical Plans shall be accompanied by the specific load calculations for the permitted address/ location.

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*All plans shall continue to comply with the current International Building Code 2012, [A] 107.2, International Residential Code, Georgia Fire Codes and City of Marietta construction codes. These plans will be required for review and retained electronically by the following departments as noted below:

Building Inspections

Fire Department


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FYI--Items we may need to see in your submitted plans

*Actual measurements of floor space, walls, depth, and height of said areas.

*Materials to be used- size of members, required bolts, or draft-stop/ firewall, etc...

*Indicate blocking or other reinforcing means

*Indicate location of utilities as related to your project

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New One & Two-Family Dwellings

All new one and two-family dwellings built closer than 20 feet from another structure or closer than 10 feet to the property line must have sprinklers with an approved system according to the June 1, 1997 code. New one and two-family dwellings require approved plans before a permit will be issued.


Lot survey (One & Two-Family)

Residential building permit applications submitted for approval must include a lot survey with a proposed building footprint and square footage. This survey must include all setback lines, easements, floodplain limits and other necessary information available.


Flood Plain

All residential buildings in flood plain shall have a surveyors letter showing the lowest floor level is three feet above flood plain before framing begins.  All non-residential buildings in flood plain shall have a surveyors letter showing the lowest floor level is one foot above flood plain before framing begins.

Underground Utilities

All new utility services must be placed underground per City of Marietta Ordinance Number 6422.

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  1. Mark Rice

    Chief Building Official
    Phone: 770-794-5651

  2. David W. Collins

    Plan Review and Sign Permits
    Phone: 770-794-4913

  3. Samantha Wiltz

    Permit Tech
    Phone: 770-792-3949

  4. Julie Beck

    Permit Tech
    Phone: 770-794-5177