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NOTICE regarding HVAC and PLUMBING inspections

In order to be more efficient, the Mechanical section will now require that HVAC and Plumbing inspections are coordinated for the same day when applicable i.e. HVAC & Plumbing rough-ins, celling covers, and finals.  This requirement will enable the Mechanical inspections section to inspect more locations daily. 

Please assist us in spreading this information to fellow contractors.                                                    


Please call (770) 528-2060 with additional questions.

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New Fee Schedule effective July 1, 2024

In accordance with House Bill 461, Cobb County will be changing the way permitting fees are calculated. Fees will no longer be calculated solely based on job costs. The updated fee schedule is calculated based on square footage and flat fees. This change will take effect on 7/1/2024.

How to Schedule Your Inspection

Below are two options to schedule your inspection: by TEXT or ONLINE. Due to higher than average call volume, expect extended wait times if calling in for an inspection.

Download a simplified guide to how to schedule your inspection by TEXT: It's fast and easy!  

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Schedule an Inspection by TEXT: Fast and Easy

To schedule your inspection by text message, send "SCHEDULE" to 877-376-1455. 

To cancel your inspection by text message, send "CANCEL" to 877-376-1455. 

To check the results of your inspection by text message, send "RESULTS" to 877-376-1455. 

Follow the interactive prompts for entering your permit number, inspection code, and other details. 


Click here to view all inspection codes. You must confirm your inspection by sending "CONFIRM."  If you do not finalize your inspection by sending "CONFIRM" your session will time out and inspection WILL NOT be scheduled. 

Online Inspections Portal
Schedule an Inspection Online

The  Development and Inspections Division's Online Inspections Portal is a convenient way to schedule your next  inspection. 

Read This Before Scheduling Your Inspection ONLINE

After logging in, you MUST click on "RECORD INFO" underneath "Building Permit." DO NOT Click on "Schedule an Inspection" located in the Blue Bar at the top of the page.

Click on "Inspections"

Select "Schedule or Request an Inspection."

The window to Schedule/Request an Inspection will appear. Please note: You may only select one inspection at a time. 

Download a PDF of these directions. 

About Inspections

The Inspections office is responsible for administering and enforcing all applicable building codes with regard to residential and commercial construction in the permitting jurisdiction of the unincorporated areas of Cobb County. The Inspections office provides assistance to our customers so that they may understand and meet the code requirements for their project.

In order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens in the permitting jurisdiction of the unincorporated areas of Cobb County, all construction must meet a series of requirements set forth by specific building codes. This includes new construction, additions to existing structures and remodeling.