HOUSING FINANCE & DEVELOPMENT | COVID-19 RESPONSE
A. REGULATION AND GUIDANCE
Q & A
Q: What is the latest update on construction and inspection activities impacted by the shelter in place order for the City of Atlanta?
A: City of Atlanta Announcement -- Construction May Continue and 3rd Party Inspections Acceptable:
- Tim Keane, Commissioner of the Atlanta Department of City Planning, issued an update on March 24 related to construction and inspections within Atlanta city limits.
Statement from the Department of City Planning
March 24, 2020
In the City of Atlanta, construction is one of the essential businesses exempt from the Mayor’s “Stay at Home” Executive Order of March 23, 2020. Therefore, construction within the corporate city limits may continue.
In response to Governor Kemp’s March 20, 2020 Executive Order entitled Reducing Regulations to Assist the State’s Response to the Spread of COVID-19, the City of Atlanta is accepting private, third-party inspections. Submittal of such inspections can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please enter “3rd Party Inspection Request” in the subject line for immediate attention.
The City of Atlanta has the right to review these submittals in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements and determine whether the inspection report is complete and/or if the inspection itself is adequate. The City will respond regarding its review within the time frame set out by state law. This practice will be in effect as prescribed by the Governor’s order.
Acquisition Rehab properties with onsite residents will continue to be postponed until further notice. New construction will maintain the current inspection schedule. The DCA Construction Department’s Final Inspection and 8609 Submissions should continue to be submitted to DCA as necessary. DCA will schedule final inspections as soon as possible. Processing of these submissions will continue as normal.