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McDonough, GA 30253
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Building & Plan Review Department

Henry County Building Department

As of Monday, February 16, 2015 the Bulding & Plan Review department will be accepting Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express in our office. This service is not currently available online.

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Foundation Inspections

Per Section 104.7 of Appendix B of the ULDC, foundation inspections are a required inspection. Effective immediately, no letter from an engineer will be accepted for a foundation, footing or monolithic slab poured without an inspection. Any violation of this section will require the removal of the placed concrete from the premises. The work must then be reformed and an inspection requested. There shall be no placement of structural concrete until that inspection has been passed by a Henry County Building Inspector.

All Contractors and Home Builders

Effective March 1, 2015

All plans reflecting new residential construction will require:

  • All plans must be computer drafted. No hand drawn or hand written changes will be accepted. (Per App. B of the Henry County ULDC, No stamp or seal is required from a design professional).
  • Plans must be a clear representation of conditions and materials used on site. Any changes will require a revised plan showing new proposed design, material or material location
  • Siding materials, roof pitches and roofing materials must meet ULDC standards as well as Conditions placed on the property by Henry County Board of Commissioners.
  • Three sets of plans will be required for review at the time of application. One set, stamped “Approved” will be returned to the permit holder for their records.

November 18, 2013


The Building Department will not accept incomplete applications. Please carefully review submittal requirements in the permit packet and checklist.


The following eight Georgia State Minimum Standard Codes will be effective January 1, 2014:

International Building Code 2012 Edition
International Residential Code 2012 Edition
International Plumbing Code 2012 Edition
International Mechanical Code 2012 Edition
International Fuel Gas Code 2012 Edition
International Energy Conservation Code 2009 Edition
International Fire Code 2012 Edition
National Electrical Code 2011 Edition
A current Business License is required for all building and trade permits. No building or trade permits will be issued to applicants with expired Business Licenses pursuant to Henry County Code Section 3.3.22 (unincorporated) and Stockbridge City Code Sections 9.01.030 and 9.01.060.

The State’s General Permit expired July 31.  Any developer who files an NOI after midnight July 31, 2013 may proceed with construction.  However, they will need to resubmit their NOI once the State’s General Permit is approved.  For more information, please see this letter from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources or call George Patterson at 770.288.6069.


Recent changes in state law now allow certain plats to be recorded without the prior approval of Henry County.  Pursuant to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated §15-6-67, no approval from Henry County is required to record a plat if no new streets or roads are created or no new utility improvements are required or no new sanitary sewer or approval of a septic tank is required.

A recorded plat is required for all building permit applications; however, no building permit can be issued on any lot that does not meet the minimum dimensional standards as required by zoning.  Zoning information may be reviewed in Chapter 2 of the Unified Land Development Code or by contacting the Planning and Zoning Department at 770.288.7526.

If you have questions about your plat or property, please contact our Plan Review and Environmental Compliance Department at 770.288.6190.

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.



Last updated: Tuesday August 04 2015

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