Due to the COVID-19 crisis, cities and counties in Georgia have limited staffing and increasing inspection service wait times at permitting and review offices. Through an executive order, Governor Kemp stated that owners/developers are allowed to IMMEDIATELY engage the services of a “private professional provider” (licensed, well-qualified) to provide plan review or building inspection services. This includes paying a scaled fee to the city or county. This order allows for more efficient delivery of review and inspection services by reducing the mandatory waiting times outlined in O.C.G.A §8-2-26(g)(4).

If you are interested in talking to Atlanta’s fire protection and life safety team about 3rd party support to continue work on your project, please call us at (404) 480-4470 or contact us here.