Doraville waives home improvement fees

The Doraville City Council has approved waiving permit fees from April 1 to June 1 for residential rehabilitation projects. The goal for the waiver is to encourage beautification in the city neighborhoods.

“Doraville residents will not have to pay a permit fee on specified projects, but will still have to get inspections and follow other normal protocols required with any type of home repair,” said City Manager Shawn Gillen.

The list of specified projects that qualify for the waiver includes: fence permit; patio covers; balcony or concrete patio; retaining wall; shed or storage building; swimming pool; trade permits for electronic, plumbing, or mechanical; tree service permit; residential driveway or parking pad; residential garage or carport building; deck; and structural roof repair. If any follow-up inspections are required, the first re-inspection fee will be waived as well, with any subsequent inspections done at normal charge.