Building Department


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In order to maintain safety standards and protect the public welfare in accordance with the state mandated minimum guidelines, and the Ordinances adopted by the City Council, the Building Department conducts inspections of building and development throughout the city. The Building Department is focused on insuring through permitting and inspections, that all the codes of the City of St Marys are followed, and that each and every building is safe for our community.The department conducts inspections of construction projects to insure compliance with International Code Council codes and local codes and ordinances. 
Services provided by the Department include: 

All permits may be found in our document center

The following are the current City of St Marys and State of Georgia minimum standard codes for construction as adopted by the State Board of Community Affairs.

  • International Building Code, 2018 Edition, with Georgia Amendments (2020
  • International Residential Code, 2018 Edition, with Georgia Amendments (2020
  • International Fire Code, 2018 Edition, State Fire Marshal Office
  • Life Safety Code  NFPA 101, 2018 Edition, State Fire Marshal Office
  • International Plumbing Code, 2018 Edition, with Georgia Amendments (2020
  • International Mechanical Code, 2018 Edition, with Georgia Amendments (2020
  • International Fuel Gas Code, 2018 Edition, with Georgia Amendments (2020
  • International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, 2018 Edition, with Georgia Amendments (2020)
  • National Electrical Code, 2020 Edition
  • International Energy Conservation Code, 2015 Edition, with Georgia Supplements and Amendments (2020)  
  • International Property Maintenance Code, 2012 Edition, with Georgia Amendments (2015)
  • International Existing Building Code, 2012 Edition, with Georgia Amendments (2015)

Inspections:
All inspection requests and cancelations are to be submitted through our online inspection request form. For easy access to the online request form you may visit https://form.jotform.com/COStMarys/inspectionrequest. You may also download and scan the QR Code with your mobile device. All inspections are to be submitted no later than 2pm the day prior.