TUCKER Q&A: Building and Permitting
Q: Why is it necessary for me to get a building permit?
A: There are two major reasons why a homeowner needs a permit on projects. The first is that city officials inspect the work at different stages to ensure it complies with current zoning, safety and building codes. Second, and most importantly, the permit process protects the investment a homeowner is making to improve the property.
Q: Who handles permitting for the city of Tucker?
A: Steve Holder is the city’s Building Official. He brings 26 years of experience to the job. His day-to-day responsibilities include approving permit applications, directing permitting and inspection processes, as well as clarifying code related issues.
Mike Sargent is the city’s Building Inspector. He has 15 years’ experience in the field. He is responsible for verifying code compliance in the field.
Karen Bottoms is the city’s Permit Tech. She accepts and processes all permit applications.
Q: How do I know if I need a building permit?
A: That’s easy. Tucker’s Building and Permitting team put together a very user-friendly flyer to let residents know exactly which projects require permits and which do not. You can find it on the city’s website.
Q: Do I need to go through DeKalb County for any building permits now that Tucker is officially incorporated as a city?
A: DeKalb County is still responsible for Fire Marshal duties, streets, water and sewer. The city of Tucker coordinates all necessary applications with each department involved.
Q: If I have additional questions on permits, how can I get more information?
A: Most information is available on the Building and Permitting section of the city’s website. For any other questions, you can reach the permit team at (470) 273-3097.