City of Elberton
203 Elbert Street
P. O. Box 70
Elberton, GA  30635

(706) 213-3100



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For the protection of property owners, building permits are issued by the City of Elberton and are required for (a) new construction, (b) alteration of an existing building or structure, and (c) moving buildings.  The cost of most building permits is based on the dollar value of the work being performed.

In addition to building permits, supplementary permits are usually required specific to the type of construction work being performed.  Supplementary permits are:

1.       Electrical

2.       Plumbing

3.       HVAC (Heating and Air)

4.       Natural Gas

5.       Signs

Depending on the size of the building construction, the building plans may need to be reviewed by the State of Georgia by the Fire Marshal and for life safety code adherence.

Most construction activity requires a Soil Erosion and Protection plan that is approved by the State of Georgia.

An Occupational Tax Certificate (Business License) must be obtained from the City of Elberton prior to commencing business.  The amount of occupation tax is based on the gross receipts of the business for sales, or if a new business, an estimated amount of gross receipts for the first calendar year.  Occupational tax for most businesses is limited to $1,000 per year plus an administrative fee of $30.

We would be happy to assist you in navigating the permitting process, but if you have specific questions now please feel free to contact the City of Elberton Fire and Building Inspector at:

Mr. Kevin Jordan, Fire & Building Inspector
Phone - 706-213-3203
Fax - 706-213-3125
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