You're Guide to Constructing or Opening a New Business
• All Businesses in the City of Fort
Oglethorpe are required to have a business license and
building must have a Certificate of Occupancy to operate.
To obtain a business license, first
complete a business license application. These are
• No renovations,
construction, demolition, or land clearing may begin
until the proper permits are
issued based on approved plan submittal.
• You must get proper authorization
from the Zoning Office (City Hall, 500 City Hall Drive
2544, ext. 1200)
.• If the building is changing
occupancy classification of modifications are being made
to the building,
plans must be submitted to FIRST the Fire Prevention Bureau
and then Codes Enforcement Office.
• Contact the Codes Enforcement
Office for details on plans submittal (City Hall, 500
City Hall Drive,
(706) 866-2544, ext. 1200). A building permit is required.
• Contact the Fire Prevention Bureau
for details on plans submittal (Fort Oglethorpe Fire &
201 Forrest Road, (706) 861-4194). A building permit will be issued
by the Fire Department also.
• To obtain a Certificate of
Occupancy the building must pass all inspections based
on all Applicable
codes. All inspections must be scheduled with Codes
Enforcement and the Fire Prevention
• Fire inspections will be at no
charge for the first scheduled inspection. All
re-inspections shall Incur a
fee based on City Ordinance.
• Building Official inspections will
be at no charge for the first scheduled inspection. All
shall incur a fee based on City Ordinance.
Fort Oglethorpe Contractors' Instructions (2018)
Instruction for Fire Protection
Apartment Owners & Managers' Requirements
Fees for Certain Services Per City Ordinance
Requirements for BBQ Grills
Contractor's Certificate of Competency
NFPA 72 Inspection & Testing Form
Fire Alarm System Record of Completion
Aboveground Test Certificate NFPA
Underground Test Certificate NFPA