Codes and Standards

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs is planning on adopting new codes effective 1-1-2020, this will also include new amendments. Please visit their website for more information.

The Cherokee County Fire Marshal's Office is charged with enforcing the commercial design and construction requirements of the codes currently adopted by the State of Georgia as well as adopted local ordinances and regulations.

Please take note:

Any building that is under the jurisdiction of the Georgia State Fire Marshal’s Office must still be submitted for review and approval to the Cherokee County Fire Marshal’s Office if the building is within Cherokee County.

The Cherokee County Fire Marshal’s Office will charge a review fee for all reviews as stated in the fee schedule on this website.

All plans must follow the normal submittal process for Cherokee County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Effective January 1, 2020 State Adopted Codes:

* These amendments to the State Minimum Standard Codes can be found on the Georgia Department of Community Affairs website. All listed amendments for each corresponding code are applicable.

** These standards and amendments can be found on the State Fire Marshal's Office website.

Note that you can view both ICC Codes and NFPA Codes for free online. Registration is required for viewing documents on NFPA's website, however, there is no charge to view.

Local Ordinances and Regulations:

Please click on Other Departments to contact other departments involved in the development process.