Building Plan Review

Stephanie Blanton
Plans Coordinator/Landscape Plan Reviewer

Electronic Plan Review 

General Information




Our office is here to help with your project.    There are meetings offered by both the City (First step) and the County (TRC) to guide you through the necessary steps for your project to be successful.  Specific staff will be present and will share as much information as possible based on the information you provide to them.  The meetings are not required, but if you want to schedule one please contact the appropriate office.

For development in the City of Valdosta, Hahira, Dasher or Lake Park contact the Plans Coordinator at 229-671-3651.

For development in Lowndes County, contact the Lowndes County Planning office at 229-671-2430.

Take the time to review the Plan Review Submittal Requirements prior to submitting plans.  Depending on the type of commercial project being proposed, the project will be classified as one of the following:

Scope of Work

The Scope of Work process is designed for minor changes to the inside or outside of a building. Examples include, but not limited to handicap ramps, removal or installation of non-load bearing walls, installation or removal of serving counters, etc.  Before work can begin, the project will need to be submitted through the electronic plan review program.


Basic Plan Review

The Basic Plan Review process is designed for commercial construction projects that are under 5,000 sq. ft., less than 3 stories in height  and classified as certain occupancy types. Before work can begin, plans must be submitted through the electronic plan review program.



Plan Review Requiring Design Professional

The Plan Review process that requires a design professional is intended for in-depth commercial construction projects greater than 5,000 sq. ft., more than three stories in height or occupancy classifications such as Assembly, Daycare, Educational, and/or Institutional. Before work can begin,  plans must be submitted through the electronic plan review program.


Plan Review Times

We strive to complete the review process as quickly as possible. The length of time for review will depend on the completeness and accuracy of the information provided. Plans are sent to the appropriate departments for review and/or approval. If additional information or changes are needed, comments will be collected from each department and an automated email will be sent to the point of contact provided during submittal. Once all comments have been addressed, a revised set of plans may be required to be submitted for approval before a permit can be issued for construction.

Inspections Manager

Valdosta City Hall Annex
300 N. Lee Street
Valdosta, GA 31601