In addition to permits for new construction or alterations of existing structures, the City of Athens Requires permits for a number of other non-building related activities. Copies of these permit applications can be found on the Forms and Fees page.
The following activities require the issuance of a permit, though some may be combined with a general building permit.
|Carport||The construction of a carport, including prefabricated structures.|
|Curb Cut||Any project which modifies the curb and gutter to create a drive. This shall be approved by both the Development Services and Public Works Departments. Any proposed drives on state rights-of-way will be referred to TxDOT for additional approval|
|Demolition||The demolition of any existing structure or parts of a structure. An asbestos survey may also be required.|
|Driveway/Patio||The construction, modification or expansion of a driveway, patio, or deck.|
|Fence||The construction of a new fence or replacement of a fence. This does not apply to minor repairs.|
|Signs||The installation, alteration, or relocation of any permanent sign. A permit is also required for the installation of a temporary sign.|
|Temporary Use||The temporary use of a property for any activitiy that is not allowed under current code. Examples include outdoor festivals and concerts, block parties, markets, or other similar special events.|
A Certificate of Occupancy (CO) is required by our building code for the occupancy of any commercial or multifamily building. COs are issued once the building City has inspected the building or structure and certifies that no building code violations exist and the development conforms to the approved site plan.
Once granted, a certificate of occupancy remains valid, unless one of the following occur:
All fire-related permits utilize the Operational Permit Application Form. Applicants are highly encouraged to contact the Developmetn Services or the Fire Marshall to discuss their project prior to submitting an application.
|Open Burn||The burning of brush and limbs in coordination of land clearing. Bush and limbs may not be brought in from offsite and all activities must conform to the outdoor burn policy.|
|Fireworks Stand||Required for the annual sale of fireworks. NOTE: New fireworks stands are prohibited in the City of Athens.|
|Kitchen Hood System||Required for the installation of a protective hood system in commercial kitchens.|
|Fire Alarm System||Required for the installation of both residential and non-residential fire alarm systems.|
|Overhead Sprinkler System||Required for the installation of fire sprinklers in commercial and multifamily structures over a certain size.|