Building Inspection

Our Mission

The mission of the Inspections and Enforcement Division of the Whitfield Engineering Department is the administration and enforcement of the Georgia minimum standard technical codes for construction and the enforcement of the City of Dalton and Whitfield County ordinances for building, zoning and property maintenance to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the general public.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide information and interpretations regarding adopted codes and ordinances
  • Review construction drawings for permitting
  • Inspect construction for code compliance
  • Investigate complaints regarding sub-standard properties


For Online Permit Application Submittal or Inspections Requests/Status, please click the link below:

Contact Information

Michael Fowler
136 Gillespie DR
Dalton, GA 30721
(706) 275-7474

Permitting Desk Contacts:


Brittany Rowland

Diane Chavez