The primary mission of the Inspections Division is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people by ensuring a safe building environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Enforce all codes as prescribed, mandated and amended by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
  • Enforce all rules and regulations concerning Erosion and Sediment Controls as mandated by the Georgia State Soil and Water Commission.
  • Enforce all rules and regulations concerning site development as prescribed in the Rockdale County Unified Development Ordinance.


Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I need an inspection?

Email inspections to or call 770-278-7100.


How long after I request an inspection, can I expect the inspection to be performed?

Inspections will be completed within 48 hours of the request.


Can the county do something about mud in the streets?

Citizens can request a site inspection to determine the cause.

Current Codes

2012 International Building Codes,  with 2015 Georgia Amendments

2012 International Residential Codeswith 2015 Georgia Amendments

2012 International Fire Codes,  with 2014 Georgia Amendments

2012 International Plumbing Codes, with 2015 Georgia Amendments

2012 International Mechanical Codes, with 2015 Georgia Amendments

2012 International Fuel Gas Codes, with 2015 Georgia Amendments

2014 National Electric Code – No Georgia Amendments

2009 International Energy Conservation Code with Georgia Supplements and Amendments 2011 & 2012

Design Criteria:

      Frost Depth       12”

      Wind Speed       90 mph

      Snow Load        5 per sq foot

Inspections Sequence:

Site Inspection:  performed by the Erosion Control Specialist to insure that all required Erosion and  Sediment Control measures are in place before the Land Disturbance Permit is issued (read more here).

Footing Inspection:  to be made after excavations are complete and all reinforcing steel is in place; when fill dirt is used to support footings, an engineer’s report of satisfactory compaction shall be available to the inspector at the time of inspection.

In-Slab Plumbing:  to be made after all plumbing is installed (before it is covered).

Concrete Slab:  when all prep work is complete, the concrete slab will be inspected prior to the placement of concrete.

Combination Rough Inspections:  includes framing, plumbing, mechanical and electrical performed prior to the insulation.

Final Electric:  to be made after the electrical panel is complete and the building is secure.

 Swimming Pool Inspections:

Bonding Inspection: to be made prior to the pool deck being installed to insure that all metal parts are bonded.

Final Pool:  to be made after the pool is 100% complete and any required fencing is installed.