Contractor's Corner

Effective 2/1/2023 Contractor licensing is required on all new building permit applications. 

All contractors must meet minimum licensing requirements established by Elbert County Building Department. All licenses expire one year from date of issuance and no new permits may be obtained or work under existing permits continued without license or registration being renewed.

To apply please fill out the application found below and submit with required documents via email to

Contractor License application required items:

  • Completed application page
  • Copy of applicant's driver license
  • Proof of insurance: General Liability and Workers Compensation (If WC is waived, please provide proof of waiver)
  • Passing ICC test relevant to trade you are applying for 
  • License from a testing jurisdiction (the jurisdiction your license is held in required you to test or provide proof before issuance)

Insurance policy must show effective date, expiration date and an endorsement. Cancellation of liability insurance will equate to cancellation of contractor's license.

A homeowner shall be allowed to act as their own contractor for single-family residence or accessory structure without specific licensing or insurance requirements and must sign the homeowner agreement form designating the work they will perform themselves. 

For a complete outline of the requirements for contractor licensing please review Ordinance 23-01 below.