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Building 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, as well as providing assistance to our customers so that they may understand and meet the code requirements for their project.

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Building Permits and Forms

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. Both residential and commercial construction must meet these codes, and it is our job to enforce them.

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Business License Office
Business Licenses

Apply for a Business License in Cobb County, review new businesses, obtain a business license as an alcohol establishment in Cobb County, or renew your Cobb County business license.

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Economic Development
Economic Development

Cobb County is home to culturally rich communities, each with family friendly neighborhoods, fun hangouts, top-notch recreational attractions, award-winning schools and a thriving business environment. Cobb is flourishing from an explosion of growth from retailers and residents, alike. Cobb County offers sports, entertainment, community, rich history, and more.

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Government Service Center
Government Service Centers

Two convenient Government Service Centers exist to bring service closer to county residents. The South Cobb Center offers an innovative Business Office to allow the county's customers to transact business or receive information about services. Both centers also contain full service Tag Offices.

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Purchasing

One of our primary goals is to maintain maximum dollar savings while ensuring required levels of quality. The Purchasing Department strives to treat vendors and contractors equitably and fairly by promoting competitive marketing through solicitation of quotations, bids, and proposals. Purchasing strives to bring the greatest value to Cobb County with integrity and honesty. This division provides assistance to the County Manager and the Board of Commissioners in securing procurements and future planning for Cobb County.

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Tax Commissioner

The Tax Commissioner’s Office is responsible for every phase of collecting and disbursing ad valorem property taxes. The Property Tax Division bills, collects and distributes ad valorem property taxes for real, personal property, heavy duty equipment, mobile homes and public utilities. The Motor Vehicle Division collects and distributes ad valorem property taxes for vehicles as well as enforce local laws for registration requirements, insurance, emissions and mobile home ownership.

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Tax Assessor

The Tax Assessor's Office produces an annual tax digest that conforms to the requirements of Georgia Law and Rules and Regulations of the Georgia Department of Revenue.  The Board of Tax Assessors, an independent body appointed by the Board of Commissioners, is responsible for placing a fair and equalized value on all taxable property.

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Fire Marshal Inspections

The Cobb County Fire Marshal's Office is staffed by 25 full-time employees and 1 part-time employee organized into three primary work groups: Plan Review, New Construction Inspections, and Existing Building Inspections.