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New!
Same-day Permit Program Pilot Underway
Space is limited

As part of DeKalb County’s permitting improvement process, the Department of Planning & sustainability has established a Same-Day Permit Program to assist citizens in obtaining permits and business licenses in a more streamlined and expedited manner.

The Department will host the Same-day Permit Program the last Friday of each month, beginning May 31 – October 25 for a limited number of applicants.

Same-day Permit Schedule
-   May 31
-   June 28
-   July 26
-   August 30
-   September 27
-   October 25

Registration required in order to Participate

Citizens can register now for Same-day Permit Program to receive a business license or permit.  To determine if you qualify and to register, please click the link under the permit type you need.  After clicking, you will need to provide information about yourself and your business.  Make sure to carefully read the eligibility requirements, and review the Permit or Business License Guide associated with your permit or license type.  This will ensure that you have all required documents when you come to your appointment.

Select a Permit Type:
1.   Residential Additions and Alterations
2.   Move In As-Is
3.   Home-Based Business License
 
If you are selected for the same-day process, you
 
-   will receive a call from a member of DeKalb Development Services staff, who will provide you with an appointment time;
 
-   will need to visit DeKalb Development Services at the appointed time to submit your application and other documents; and
 
-   will be offered the choice to wait or come back at the end of the day to pick up your permit.
 
All permits will be ready by 4:00 p.m.


Residential Addition / Alteration

Addition
Construction, alternation, or repair to an existing detached one or two-family dwelling that expands beyond the existing footprint of the structure, adds any new square footage to the structure, or encloses additional square footage.  Examples include a new deck, storage shed, extension to the home, or a new garage.

To apply for a Same-Day Residential Addition permit, click here.

Alteration
Construction, alteration, or repair to an existing detached one or two-family dwelling, that will take place completely within the existing footprint, and does not add any new square footage to the structure, or enclose additional square footage.  Examples include renovating a bathroom or kitchen, or finishing a basement.

To apply for a Same-Day Residential Alteration permit, click here.

EXCLUSIONS:
Flood Plain on Lot
Within 100’ of stream


Move In As-Is

Sometimes referred to as a change of tenant permit, a Move In As-Is permit applies to the occupation of an existing approved commercial space of less than 5,000 square feet by a new Business or Mercantile occupant, with no change to the use or occupancy of the space from the previous tenant.  No construction, alteration, improvements, or repairs to the building, structure, plumbing, mechanical, gas, or electrical systems are allowed under this permit.

To apply for a Same-Day Move In As-Is permit, click here.

EXCLUSIONS:
Any use involving food or alcohol
Beauty Salons, Nails Salons, Barber Shops, and Convenience Stores


Home-Based Business

DeKalb County now offers same-day Home-Based Business Licenses every day!



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