The City of Kennesaw Building Services Department provides state-of-the-art services to enhance the building environment. The department is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Georgia State Minimum Standard Codes and related procedures for permitting and inspections of buildings within the City. For a list of Current Adopted Codes with State amendments, go to:
Department of Community Affairs (DCA) – Georgia Code Amendments
For Licensing & Permits forms see the Applications, Forms & Permits section of the Document Center.
Commercial Electrical Permit Application: Click Here
Commercial Mechanical Permit Application: Click Here
Commercial Plumbing Permit Application: Click Here
Residential Electrical Permit Application: Click Here
Residential Mechanical Permit Application: Click Here
Residential Plumbing Permit Application: Click Here
Choose the appropriate application. If it is a building permit application, use the building icon to the left. If it is a sub permit, choose the appropriate application below.
Complete the online application and upload all documents at the bottom of the online application.
Search for the current status of your application including what fees are due, upload additional documentation required, or message the Building Department. You will need the permit # that was sent when your application was accepted. To request inspections, you will also need to know your Contractor ID #.
Most Fees can be paid using the Credit Card Authorization Form found on the website (Kennesaw-ga.gov) in the document center under Construction Applications, Forms, and Permits.
To request inspections, you will also need to know your Contractor ID #.
Search by the Permit #
Thank you for using our Report a Concern Online Notification System. Please be as detailed as possible as to the issue of concern: the property address of concern; description of what is wrong; and your contact information (including a good time to call). Your information will not be released to the public. No pictures are necessary as our Code Inspectors must observe the violation to take action.
This link is for Private Property Issues only. Other agencies to contact for concerns include:
Issues related to illegal activity/law enforcement issues – Police Department 770-422-2505 or 911 for Emergencies.
Street issues (lights, maintenance, etc.) – Public Works Department 770-421-8582
Gas leaks – Dial 911 for Emergency Response
Water/sanitary sewer issues - Cobb County Water; emergencies 770-419-6201 and 770-423-1000 Customer Service.
The Code Enforcement division is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Kennesaw by providing effective enforcement of City adopted ordinances, housing codes, and zoning codes.
The Code Enforcement Division handles private property issues including off street parking (contact the police patrol division concerning on street parking issues). The City encourages citizens to participate in keeping Kennesaw a clean, safe place to live and raise families by voluntarily complying with codes and reporting possible violations, particularly in these areas:
Overgrown yards or lots
Immediate Safety Concerns (abandoned refrigerators, unsecured pools, aggressive/vicious animals, etc.)
The City Code of Ordinances are available at:
Gather all information applicable to the violation
Submit the complaint
This link is to view current status of a code issue that you have submitted. You will need the CASE # that was assigned when you submitted the issue.
Search by Case #
The Planning & Zoning Department analyzes and enforces land use-related issues in the city, including accepting citizen requests, providing land use data, and processing applications. The Department is the advisory and enforcement component of the City's Unified Development Code (UDC).
The City Code of Ordinances are available here: Code of Ordinances (Appendix A is the UDC)
Applications can be downloaded at the Document Center on the Kennesaw-GA.GOV website.
Gather all necessary information before applying
Search for the current status of your application, upload additional documentation required, find out what fees are due or message the Zoning Department. You will need the permit # assigned when you submitted the application.
Fees can be paid using the Credit Card Authorization Form found on the website (Kennesaw-ga.gov) in the document center under Construction Applications, Forms, and Permits.
Search by Permit #