Cobb County Government



Outdoor Burning

Burning Banned May 1 - September 30

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has issued a ban on open burning May 1 – September 30 of each year. Fifty-four counties in Georgia (including Cobb County) are affected. Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services are responsible for the enforcement of this state-issued burning ban in unincorporated Cobb County, and the cities of Acworth, Kennesaw, and Powder Springs.

From May 1 – September 30, you may not burn leaves, tree limbs, or other yard waste, forest land, or use air curtain destructors for land clearing.

Plan Review

WE NOW ACCEPT Visa/Mastercard/Diners Club/Discover/Apple Pay IN ADDITION TO CASH OR CHECK

Plan review is a step in the permitting process which usually leads to a Certificate of Occupancy. See checklists and other information related to plan review and permits for repair of fire protection systems.

Certificate of Occupancy

Every new business, tenant, or building should have a Certificate of Occupancy. This certificate indicates that the building or tenant meets the minimum adopted building and fire codes.

Need to apply for a certificate of occupancy?  Take a look at these resources.

About the Fire Marshal's Office / Contact Us


The Cobb County Fire Marshal's Office is staffed by 25 full-time employees and 1 part-time employee organized into three primary work groups: Plan Review, New Construction Inspections, and Existing Building Inspections. The division is led by the Division Chief-Fire Marshal and each of these work groups is led by a Captain-Deputy Fire Marshal. See our organizational chart below for more details.