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Georgia Demolition Tips and Rules

Determine who is responsible for the permitting process.

Throughout the state of Georgia—regardless of the city your project is located—you will need to apply for the proper permitting before beginning demolition.

Depending on your location, there will be different expectations for the permit, but typically your contractor will take care of this process. Always be sure to check with them first.

In Georgia, there are a number of steps you must follow in order to be approved for a demolition permit. Generally speaking, the demolition contractor will handle the entire permitting process for you, but always verify this with them up front.

If the contractor doesn’t handle the permits, you’ll need to submit an application to your local building department, along with:

  • Site plans
  • Proof that site is free of hazardous materials
  • Proof that site is rodent free
  • Proof that utilities are shut off

Check with your local department to verify exactly what is required in order to receive a demolition permit.

Learn more about common Georgia city permits:

Determine if you need an asbestos inspection.

If you’re having your home or a structure that could potentially have hazardous waste demolished, you’ll need to have it inspected for asbestos first. A state-certified asbestos inspector will need to survey your property, and an abatement expert will need to remove any discovered asbestos-containing material properly.

Don’t forget the dust and debris.

It’s easy for customers to forget about what happens after the demolition is all said and done. But once the structure’s fallen, there will be quite a bit of mess left over. In some cases, your contractor will include the price of hauling and disposal in the quote. However, if they don’t handle the disposal process for you, a great way to maintain the mess is with the help of a dumpster.

Dumpsters are a convenient way to have large amounts of debris hauled off in one fell swoop and is much easier than making multiple trips to haul the debris yourself.

Hometown can help you find a local dumpster rental provider near you, and we make it super easy to find the right one for the job. At, you can read company profiles, customer reviews, and request a quote. 


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