Macon-Bibb County

Building and Fire Safety


Community Connect, which is the new online portal for Macon-Bibb County, allows us to accept permit applications and issue permits. A Contractors Account within Community Connect will allow you to: submit electronic versions of plans for review, receive approved plans back that can be printed for the jobsites, receive permits, schedule inspections, check the status of your project through the process and receive inspection comments by email and online immediately after the inspection.

To ensure that permits are issued solely to the license holder, the contractor’s account must be set up by the license holder. The license holder can direct staff within their business to manage the account and apply for permits. Other members of your team can apply for Community Member Accounts, which will allow for application submittals and other minor functions but will not be able to issue them permits. This is meant to protect your contractor’s license and to avoid potential abuse.

How can I use Community Connect for my permit?

Step 1: Request a Community Connect Contractors Account.

If you already have a Community Connect Contractors Account, you can skip step 1.

Step 2: Sign in Community Connect.

After carefully reviewing your information, we will assist you in setting up a Community Connect Account and promptly notify you. You can now click here to log in and initiate the process of applying for a building permit.

Step 3: Start applying your permit.

Once logging in to Community Connect(https://app.communitycore.com/), you can click the Apply for a Permit button from the Dashboard to start your permit application

Not sure how to do it? Click here to learn how to apply for a permit in Community Connect.

Step 4: Upload your documents.

Digital documents can also be submitted through Community Connect. You can log in to your Community Connect(https://app.communitycore.com/) and upload all your required documents.

Not sure how to do it? Click here to learn how to submit your documents in Community Connect.

Step 5: Pay plan review or permit fees

Online payment can be submitted through Community Connect. Not all jurisdictions accept payments online in Community Connect. If you do not see the option to pay a permit fee, please reach out us for other payment options.

Not sure how to do it? Click here to learn how to pay permit or contractor license fees

Step 6: Plan Review and Resubmittal

If you have a plan review that was returned to you as “resubmittal required”, after you have made the necessary changes to your plans and are ready to submit updated plans back to the plans examiner, this is called a Resubmittal.

Not sure how to do it? Click here to learn how to create a resubmittal in Community Connect.

Step 7: Schedule an inspection

Various permits require inspections at different stages of your project. We provide you with three options to schedule inspections for your project. To explore all the available choices, please click here. However, we highly recommend utilizing Community Connect to schedule your inspections for the best experience.

Not sure how to do it? Click here to learn how to schedule an inspection in Community Connect.

Step 8: Check the status of your permit

At any point in the project, you can check your permit status, plan review, etc. in Community Connect.

Not sure how to do it? Click here to learn how to check the status of your permit in Community Connect.

Step 9: Download, print, or email your permit documents.

For obtaining copies of your permit documents, which include issued Certificates of Occupancy, issued Certificates of Completion, or Approved stamped plans, you can log in Community Connect and download them at the documents tab.

Not sure how to do it? Click here to learn how to download, print, or email a permit in Community Connect.

If you have any trouble with Building Permit, please call 478-803-0466 or email buildingpermits@maconbibb.us

You can also click here to learn more about Community Connect.


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