March 22, 2020

Governor Kemp Issues Executive Order Approving Construction Plan Reviews and Inspections of Construction Projects

The AGC released an important update regarding continuation of plan reviews and inspections during government shutdowns.

A summary of the AGC release is included below along with a link to the full AGC release.

Early last week, AGC Georgia reached out to Governor Kemp’s senior staff regarding local governments shutting down their respective building departments, thus not providing important project plan reviews and inspections. AGC Georgia reminded the Governor’s staff that current Georgia law allows for private engineer and architect plan review and inspection services when local government either can’t or won’t provide timely service. This legislation, House Bill 493, was initiated by AGC Georgia and passed the General Assembly during the 2019 Session.

We are grateful to Governor Brian Kemp and his staff for recognizing the services our contractor members provide to their communities and our state and his commitment to keeping these businesses working through this unprecedented crisis.

On Friday, March 20, the Office of Governor Brian Kemp issued an executive order speaking to our specific concerns. The title of the executive order is Reducing Regulations to Assist the State’s Response to the Spread of COVID-19. (This link --and several others below that render a PDF document-- requires you to open a link in a following page. Best option may be to use computer to open files instead of mobile device.)

The full text of the announcement from AGC can be found here.

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