Title 43, Chapter 14, Section 12
(a) Any municipal or county inspection authority which meets the standards established by the board shall be authorized, after notice and hearing, to suspend the license or certificate of competency of, or refuse to restore a license or certificate of competency to, any person or licensee upon the grounds set out in paragraph (4) of subsection (a) of Code Section 43-14-6; provided, however, that such suspension of a license by a local inspection authority shall be applicable only within the jurisdiction of such local authority. Any person aggrieved by an action of a local authority shall be entitled to an appeal to the appropriate division of the board and shall be entitled to a hearing.
(b)(1) This chapter shall not be construed to prohibit the
governing authority of any county or municipality in the state
from adopting and enforcing codes at the local level; provided,
however, that no county or municipality may require any licensed
conditioned air contractor or licensed plumber who has executed
and deposited a bond as authorized in paragraph (2) of this
subsection to give or furnish or execute any code compliance bond
or similar bond for the purpose of ensuring that all construction,
installation, or modifications are made or completed in compliance
with the county or municipal ordinances or building and
(2) In order to protect the public from damages arising from any
work by a licensed conditioned air contractor or licensed plumber,
which work fails to comply with the ordinances or building and
construction codes adopted by any county or municipal corporation,
any such licensed conditioned air contractor or licensed plumber
may execute and deposit with the judge of the probate court in the
county of his or her principal place of business a bond in the sum
of $10,000.00. Such bond shall be a cash bond of $10,000.00 or
executed by a surety authorized and qualified to write surety
bonds in the State of Georgia and shall be approved by the judge
of the probate court. Such bond shall be conditioned upon all
work done or supervised by such licensee complying with the
provisions of any ordinances or building and construction codes of
any county or municipal corporation wherein the work is performed.
Action on such bond may be brought against the principal and
surety thereon in the name of and for the benefit of any person
who suffers damages as a consequence of said licensee's work not
conforming to the requirements of any ordinances or building and
construction codes; provided, however, that the aggregate
liability of the surety to all persons so damaged shall in no
event exceed the sum of such bond.
(3) In any case where a bond is required under this subsection,
the conditioned air contractor or plumber shall file a copy of the
bond with the building official in the political subdivision
wherein the work is being performed.
(4) The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to or affect
any bonding requirements involving contracts for public works as
provided in Chapter 10 of Title 13.
(c) No provision of this chapter shall be construed as prohibiting
or preventing a municipality or county from fixing, charging,
assessing, or collecting any license fee, registration fee, tax, or
gross receipt tax on any related business or on anyone engaged in
any related business governed by this chapter.