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National Association of Home
Home Builders Association of
City of Jefferson
City of Talmo
City of Braselton
City of Commerce
City of Hoschton
State of Georgia
Environmental Protection Agency
Call Before You Dig
Construction Codes in Georgia
Dept. of Community Affairs
Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR)
Field Manual For Erosion And Sediment Control in Georgia
IRS Small Business Self-Employed (SBSE)
IRS Small Business Construction Industry
VA Loans Information
Georgia Comprehensive Plan
Jackson County Chamber
I-85 North Board of Realtors®
The Jackson Herald
Business Association (JABA)
Georgia Forestry Department (Burn
Government Affairs Links
All Residential Contractors MUST BE Licensed Effective July 1,
July 1, 2008 marks the beginning of statewide licensing for those involved
with contractor work relative to detached one & two family residences,
townhouses, multifamily buildings as well as light commercial buildings.
Anyone securing a building permit for any of the previously mentioned
contractor work will be required to have a Georgia license to obtain that
permit on and after July 1, 2008.
Building officials who knowingly issue a permit for work requiring a
licensed builder to an unlicensed individual are liable for a fine of up to
All contracts made on and after July 1, 2008, for work that requires a
licensed builder that is performed by unlicensed individuals will have no
legal standing. Consumers and unlicensed builders will be unprotected!
Specific information on licensing can be found on the Georgia Secretary of
State's website at
To verify an individual's license, please see
Builder License Renewal Period
At the Feb. 2 meeting of the Residential and General Licensing
Board, the executive director announced her office is planning to send out
license renewal notices in early March.
If licensees have provided and e-mail address to the board, they
will receive a reminder. If there is no e-mail address, a postcard will be
sent to the address on file at the secretary of state's office. However,
the executive director cautioned that licenses must be renewed by the expiration
date, regardless of whether notice is actually received from the licensing
The board has set fees for June 30 renewals as follows:
According to the board's Web site, renewals will be processed online. If
you do not have access for online processing, you must contact the board office
at 478-207-2440 to request a paper renewal form.
Check the Secretary of State's Web site
http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/contractors/default.htm. for more information.
Builder Licensing Info
Exam Prep Classes
The State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors
determines the eligibility of candidates seeking license; candidates must first
successfully apply for license and receive permission from the state to take the
builder licensing exam.
Jud Johnson, Contractors' Seminars is holding exam prep classes
in Atlanta. You can see schedule of classes and more information about the
seminars and other study material by going to Contractors' Seminars website at
http://www.contractorsseminars.com/ or call 828-277-3999.
Erosion and Sediment Control Certification
Greater Atlanta HBA will be
teaching classes. For information
contact Amanda Meadows-Mathis, Education Manager, Tel: 770-938-9900 ext. 1469
Your Poling Place & Government Representatives
GA Secretary Of
Of State - Residential Contractors Area
GA State Senators
GA House Directory By Name
House of Representatives
Official GA Site - Current Session Information, Including Pending Bills
The GA Legislature Line Online (when in session)
"Immigration Information For Builders" From NAHB
I9 Audit Information
Employment Eligibility Verification Form
Immigration Reform by Hugh Morton
Ten Key Myths About The Border Security And Immigration Reform Agreement
Technical Assistance Hotline Link
Technical Assist Hotline call 888-NAHB-MEM (888-624-2636).
National Assoc of Home Builders (NAHB) Website Links
Please note that you must have a user name and password to access
the member pages of the NAHB website. If you do not have a log in, you
will need your JCBA member ID number, which is located on your membership
NAHB members can take advantage of many money-saving discounts that benefit
their businesses, employees, and family. Below is an overview of several key
Construction Safety and OSHA
Use the resources in this section to learn more about construction safety, from
OSHA compliance and safety training to fall protection and hazard communication
Construction Codes and Standards
At NAHB, we work with members and legislators to develop and support
cost-effective and affordable building codes, standards, regulations, and state
and federal legislation in the construction area. In Construction, Codes and
Standards, you’ll learn more about structural design, materials, energy
conservation, fire safety, electrical, plumbing, heating, cooling, ventilation,
indoor air quality, radon, accessibility, safety, acoustics, disaster
mitigation, green building, and more
Education and training can set the foundation for your success.
That's why education is at the very core of NAHB.
There’s no business like custom home
building. We’ve developed a host of resources just for custom builders,
including several articles to share with your customers.
NAHB's Single Family Production Builder Committee has
compliled this collection of resources to help Production Builders handle
regulatory issues, improve profitability, and tackle issues specific to
Small Volume Builders
If you build less than 25 units a year,
you’re a Small Volume Builder. We’ve developed resources just for you on
accounting, operations management and information technology.
All Builders Materials
Not sure what you are looking for? Browse
all of the materials related to this topic here.
As our population increases and available land becomes more scarce, land
development becomes increasingly challenging. There are more government
regulations and impact fees today than ever before, plus a host of local
restrictions that make development difficult. Use the resources in this section
to explore land development topics like Smart Growth, discover new techniques
like FPSFs, or just browse related land development materials.