Building and Land Use Department

The Building and Permitting Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Georgia State minimum standard code and related procedures for permitting and inspections of buildings within the city. Our staff will help you through the permitting and inspections stages of your residential or commercial project.

Permitting Process

Stonecrest staff will provide the applicant a routing sheet to take with them to DeKalb County to submit their review request. Fire Marshall Review and Watershed reviews must be submitted to DeKalb County Department of Planning & Sustainability for review and approval.

All fees associated with the review are to be paid directly to DeKalb County. Once the reviews are completed the DeKalb County staff will sign off on your review sheets. Please return the sheets back to the Stonecrest Community Development Department. You must have the approved sheet prior to the issuance of any permit.

Virtual Building Inspections

In light of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) precautions, the City of Stonecrest now offers virtual inspections for certain types of building inspections. Virtual Inspections are conducted between a customer and inspector by using a video call on a smart phone or tablet. The following residential inspections may be completed by virtual inspection:

  • Temporary electric power poles
  • Restore electric power
  • Temporary/permanent electric power
  • Gas line pressure test
  • Nail Pattern
  • House wrap
  • HVAC equipment change outs
  • Water heater change outs
  • Re-inspection of any trades
  • Insulation
  • Others (as determined by inspector)

Based on the size and complexity of the project it may not be possible to conduct inspections virtually. All inspections not listed above and all commercial inspections will require a site visit by the inspector. Virtual Inspection Procedures

Find out if you need a Residential Building Permit. 

Building Permit Applications

Land Use Applications

The Planning Commission reviews and approves site plans such as new development, redevelopment, and final plat to ensure they comply with all federal, state and local regulations. This section also conducts development inspections, conducts pre-construction meetings and final site inspections.

PLEASE NOTE: The City will be providing limited services. For Land Disturbance Permits (LDP's ) the applicant will have to obtain EPD review approval prior to submitting an LDP application. We will in-take your application if you are already in process with EPD.

Useful Links:

Georgia Licensing Board -

Building Officials Association of Georgia -

International Code Council –