Our building inspector is a member of the International Code Council.
Some homeowners may not know the difference between a state-licensed contractor and a contractor holding only a local business license. This is like comparing night to day. Just about anyone with a business checking account and $100 can get a local business license and call themselves a contractor. But this is not the case for the Georgia State General Contractor License.
NOTE: Any remodeling work that costs over $2,500 requires a state license to contract and perform.
Licensed contractors can be verified at the following web address: https://verify.sos.ga.gov/verification/
Licensed Contractors Inspections Residential Guide Checklist
Plans must include:
Contact Melonie McLendon to schedule inspection. Inspections should be called in at least 48 hours in advance.
Rough-in inspection required before any insulation or sheet rock installed
Certificate of Occupancy Inspection:
If available, the mobile home set up manual must be on site.
After these steps are completed the power will be released.
Current Mandatory Codes as Adopted by DCA:
A new 911 addresses will be provided after approval of building/mobile home permit.
Since the establishment of the Emergency 911 system, each structure was assigned a physical address in the rural portion of McDuffie County as well as within the City of Thomson and the Town of Dearing for purpose of locating the structure in the event of an emergency.
The process of assigning addresses to all McDuffie County properties began in the early 1990s. The McDuffie County Planning Commission is the sole addressing agent for the entire McDuffie County area, including the City of Thomson and the Town of Dearing, which also includes select incorporated areas of Columbia County. This means all addresses in McDuffie County must be assigned or approved by this office.
Physical addresses are attached to telephone records so that when 911 is dialed, a location is displayed for emergency services. Therefore, if the caller is unable to speak or give the dispatcher driving instructions, he or she can still be located.
To keep people from having to remember two addresses -- a mailing address (route and box) and a physical address -- the Postal Service converted physical addressing for mail delivery as well.
Your address numbers should be posted and visible from the road so that emergency service agencies can easily find you in case of an emergency. Posted numbers should be a minimum of four inches (4") in height.
Please use the following instructions when posting your address number:
Chief Building Official