Counties and cities around the Atlanta Region have different requirements when it comes to allowable time for construction. Some municipalities have codes specifically addressing the issue while others embed construction limitations under a noise and nuisance restriction, due to the disruptive nature of construction. There are no real generalities; each city and county has a different range of allowable construction hours, varying by day, though most restrict or highly discourage construction work on Sundays.
Enforcing these codes is difficult because the code enforcers generally are only on duty during allowable construction times. Violations are usually reported to the local police department to handle when such violations occur after working hours. Whom the citation is given to also varies; some places, like Cumming, cite the contractor that caused the violation, while other places, such as the City of Woodstock, will cite the property owner or permittee. Other regions handle citations on a case-by-case basis.
It is advisable that all property owners and permit holders know the applicable construction limitations when starting a new project, as they can vary somewhat widely, from county to county, and city to city.
In an effort to keep everyone “in the know” regarding permissible construction times, we have included a chart offering specific details for several cities and counties in the metro region.