Brookhaven finalized an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Decatur for fire marshal services, bringing permit reviews in-house.
Decatur Fire Marshal Sergeant Albizu will start by the end of the month as a part-time contractor for Brookhaven to help streamline the city’s building permit process, according to a press release from the city. He will work under the the community development director, overseeing building permitting only.
All building permits for fire protection had been processed through DeKalb's fire department, which did not have adequate staffing to handle permitting for the entire county.
In Brookhaven’s first year, the city processed some 600 building permits that required fire marshal approval.
“This arrangement will complete the Brookhaven permitting cycle, making it more thorough and efficient,” City Manager Marie Garrett said in the press release. “We are very grateful to Decatur for helping us streamline our building permit process.”
DeKalb will continue to provide fire and rescue services to the city.