Plans Submittal Requirements

Plans are required for Commercial Projects and a plan review fee (payable to the City of Valdosta) is required to be paid at the time of plan submittal. For projects in Valdosta, Lowndes County, Hahira, Dasher or Lake Park you will need to submit your project through the electronic plan review link for approval.  Please contact us if you need assistance.  If applicable, metal building drawings are required to be submitted prior to permitting. The list below details minimum requirements for plan submittal.  The applicable departments will review your plans and may require more information depending on occupancy type and the complexity of the project submitted. 

Title Sheet

  • Project name
  • Address
  • Map/Parcel
  • Site location map
  • General notes
  • Index
  • Total site acreage
  • Pervious/green space acreage
  • Impervious acreage (square feet)

Site Plan

  • Lot/Property lines
  • Setbacks
  • Streets, sidewalks, handicap ramp
  • Building(s) sites
  • Landscape details
  • Signs
  • Parking layout, including handicap
  • Storm water pond
  • Entrances and exits

Civil Drawings

  • Lot/Property lines
  • Soil erosion and sedimentation
  • Parking layout, sidewalks, streets, handicap ramps, etc
  • Existing and proposed utilities
  • Easements
  • Grading plan
  • Finish floor elevation
  • Elevation Certificate
  • Drainage and retention/detention plan
  • Location and detail of signs (new or existing)
  • Site lighting and footing details
  • Details/Profiles

Landscape Drawings

  • Total linear feet of the primary street yard and secondary street yard(s) if applicable
  • Total linear feet of the side and rear yards
  • Total square footage of the vehicular use area
  • Parking layout including islands
  • Total green space (15% minimum)
  • Name, size and location of new plant material and existing plant material
  • Location of retention/detention ponds
  • Location of outdoor storage or dumpster

Architectural Drawings

  • Life Safety plan
  • Structural
  • Foundation plan
  • Floor plan with dimensions and total square footage
  • Exterior elevations
  • Wall sections and details
  • Certificate of Appropriateness (applies to building in the Historic Districts)
  • Engineered stamped metal building drawings

Fire Extinguishing System Drawings

  • Fire extinguishers
  • Emergency lights
  • Exit lights
  • Sprinkler system (if required)

Plumbing Plans

  • Wastewater riser diagram and details
  • Backflow preventer
  • Thermal expansion device (all tank type water heaters if required)
  • Location of drinking fountain(s)
  • Fixture schedule
  • Grease trap (if required)
  • Sand and oil separator (if required)

Electrical Plans

  • Electrical layout, details, riser diagrams, overhead and underground
  • Electrical load calculations
  • Panel schedule
  • Fire alarm system
  • Location of all exit signs and emergency lighting

Mechanical Plans

  • Heating and air conditioning layout
  • Exhaust hood and duct details (NFPA 96)
  • Fixed extinguishing systems
  • Gas lines and piping
  • Details including CFMs, Btu/h input, access and clearances
  • Location of all outdoor intakes
  • Condensate disposal
  • Details of all duct penetrations through fire resistance rated assemblies including shaft, fire dampers and smoke damper locations

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Rick Mefford
Inspections Manager


Valdosta City Hall Annex
300 N. Lee Street
Valdosta, GA 31601 

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