2018 Georgia Code
Title 8 - Buildings and Housing
Chapter 2 - Standards and Requirements for Construction, Alteration, etc., of Buildings and Other Structures
Article 1 - Buildings Generally
Part 6 - Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators, Manlifts, and Moving Walks
§ 8-2-105. Local government regulation and enforcement
(a) The governing body of any municipality or county which adopts at least the minimum rules and regulations relative to inspections and safety standards for elevators, escalators, manlifts, moving walks, and dumbwaiters as provided in subsection (b) of Code Section 8-2-102 and subsection (c) of Code Section 8-2-104 shall have the power:
(1) To adopt by ordinance or resolution any reasonable provisions for the enforcement of such local standards adopted applicable to elevators, escalators, manlifts, moving walks, and dumbwaiters, including procedural requirements, provisions for hearings, provisions for appeals from decisions of local inspectors, and any other provisions or procedures necessary to the proper administration and enforcement of the requirements of such local standards;
(2) To provide for inspection of buildings or similar structures to ensure compliance with the local standards;
(3) To employ inspectors, including chief and deputy inspectors, and any other personnel necessary for the proper enforcement of such standards, provided that such inspectors meet the minimum qualifications of state inspectors and are certified by the Commissioner pursuant to subsection (a) of Code Section 8-2-104;
(4) To contract with other municipalities or counties adopting at least state minimum standards, or with the state, to administer such standards and to provide inspection and enforcement personnel and services necessary to ensure compliance with the standards; and
(5) To contract with any other county or municipality whereby the parties agree that the inspectors of each contracting party may have jurisdiction to enforce the local standards within the boundaries of the other contracting party.
(b) When a local enforcement authority conducts an inspection or issues an operating permit as provided in this part, any inspection fee or operating permit fee due shall be paid to the municipality or county employing the enforcement authority.