The Code Enforcement Official is responsible for the enforcement of all City codes, such as building, plumbing, mechanical, and zoning ordinance compliance. This includes review of building plans, issuance of permits, inspections, as well as investigations. The Code Enforcement Official is also responsible for sign permits, property address assignment, and ensures compliance with Macon’s flood plain management and nuisance ordinances. Inspectors strive to remove safety hazards, unsightly debris, and deteriorated structures within the City.
INSPECTIONS & PERMITS
The Code Enforcement official issues construction related permits and performs construction inspections for all new construction and major renovations to existing structures. New construction inspections include footings, concrete, plumbing, structural, and final building inspections. Certificate of occupancy inspections are required for commercial properties before building can be occupied.
To schedule an inspection or inquire about a permit, call Code Enforcement at 660-395-2632.
A Demolition Permit is required for all planned demolition of any residential dwelling or commercial business structure, whether full or partial. The permit is valid for a period of 90 days from issuance.
To report a structure that is unsafe, please contact the Code Enforcement at 660-395-2632.
The purpose behind building codes is to give reasonable assurance that a home is safe from structural failure, fire hazards, and electrical and heating risks. In meeting the City’s Planning and Zoning requirements, residents are provided protection from undesirable building activity in their neighborhoods that may encroach upon their property rights or result in degenerative property values. The permits provide a permanent record of the work performed and inspections conducted on the project.
A Building Permit Application for new construction should be submitted for all new residential dwelling, commercial building, and detached accessory structure construction. Stamped blueprints by the architect must be attached to the permit application for consideration. No work may begin prior to issuance of a permit and may be subject to a Macon Planning and Zoning Hearing if it is determined that any portion of the application requires a variance or special use. Please allow up to 3 business days for processing and review.
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION / RENOVATION
A Building Permit Application for general construction should be submitted for roofing, fencing, sidewalks, carports, sheds, and construction involving structural modification to an existing structure. No work may begin prior to issuance of a permit and may be subject to a Macon Planning and Zoning Hearing if it is determined that any portion of the application requires a variance or special use. Please allow up to 3 business days for processing and review.
- 2005 National Electric Code
- 2012 International Building Code
- 2012 International Existing Building Code
- 2012 International Mechanics Code
- 2012 International Plumbing Code
- 2012 International Fire Code