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All permit applications must be submitted by a business that has obtained an occupational tax and (when applicable) general liability policy, surety bond, worker's compensation insurance, and state license.  The list below provides the necessary items for various businesses.  Please call 706-868-3420 option 2 with any questions. 

General Contractor:  general liability policy with minimum $100,000; surety bond $20,000; worker's compensation; state license
Residential Contractor:  general liability policy with minimum $100,000; surety bond $15,000; worker's compensation; state license
Pool Installer:  surety bond $5,000; worker's compensation
Landscaper:  surety bond $5,000; worker's compensation
Yard Sprinkler Installer:  surety bond $5,000; worker's compensation
Roofer:  surety bond $5,000; worker's compensation
Electrician:  general liability; surety bond $1,000; state license
Plumber:  general liability; general liability; surety bond $1,000; state license
HVAC:  general liability; surety bond $1,000; state license

All policies should name Columbia County, Georgia. 

Permit Applications
Permit Application (residential building and residential & commercial trades) 
Commercial Application (commercial building)
The typical residential review time is one week.  The typical commercial review time is one week, but is greater for larger scale projects. 

Permit Requirements
Residential Building Permit Requirements
Commercial Building Permits
Mobile Home Requirements
Pool Requirements

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