Planning & Development Services Department

Planning
&
Development Services
Department

301 D'Olive Street
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


For Planning & Zoning questions, contact:

Clair Dorough, City Planner
COBM_Planning@ci.bay-minette.al.us
251.580.1632

 

For building code information or
questions concerning new construction
permits, contact:

Patrick Robinson, Building Official
buildingofficial@ci.bay-minette.al.us
251.580.1610

 

 

  Applications

Agent Authorization Form..................................... No Fee

Administrative Subdivision Application ................ $200 + $10 per lot

Community Banner Application ........................... No Fee

Complaint Form ................................................... No Fee

Exempt Subdivision Application........................... $200 + $10/lot

Family Administrative Subdivision Certification.... No Fee

Land Use Application............................................ $25

Non-Commercial Banner Application.................... $25/banner, 4 max

Rezoning Application............................................ $300

Sign Application.................................................... $25 + 1.00/sq.foot

Site Plan Review Application................................ $300

Special Exception Application............................... $250

Variance Application............................................. $250

Zoning Verification Request Form........................ No Fee

 

Planning & Zoning Fee Schedule

*Fee schedule was adopted on January 21, 2020 by Resolution 0120-06

 

Building Code Information


Building Permit Application

The following Building Codes were adopted by Ordinance 962 on April 2, 2012:

  • International Building Code, 2012
  • International Gas Code, 2012
  • International Mechanical Code, 2012
  • International Plumbing code, 2012
  • International Residential Code, 2012 (as amended, please see ordinance)
  • International Energy Conservation Code, 2012 (as amended, please see ordinance)
  • Baldwin County Supplemental Code for Residential Structures in addtion to the IRC, 2012 (as amended, please see ordinance)
  • National Electric Code, 2011 for Commercial Buildings and Residential Building containing more than two (2) dwelling units
  • International Fire Code, 2012 (as amended, please see ordinance)
  • Local Wind Load Code-3 second gust winds: applicable to the 2012 IRC only

    I-10 to I-65 - 120 mph
    North of I-65 - 110 mph


RESCIND

  • Standard Building Code1997
  • Standard Plumbing Code 1997
  • Standard Fire Prevention Code 1997
  • Standard Gas Code 1997
  • National Electric Code1999

*Delete section R402.4.1.2 through R402.5 from 2012 International Energy Conservation Code. (Testing)
*Delete Section R 313 (Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems)

All permit fees shall remain the same with the exception of residential re-roof which shall increase to $50.00.

The State of Alabama adopted the 2009 IECC which requires Duct Leakage Testing.  Any HVAC permit acquired after January 1, 2014 will require Duct Leakage Testing.

FAQs


Q. I want to run a business out of my house. What do I need to get done so I can do this?
A. If your property is not zoned for a business, you will have to fill out an Application for Zoning Amendment. You will then have to go before the City of Bay Minette Planning Commission for approval.

Q. I am adding an addition to my house (sunroom, bedroom, storage room). Will I need a building permit?
A. Yes. Any construction or remodeling requires a building permit.

Planning Commission


The City of Bay Minette Planning Commission meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 8:00am in the Conference Room of the Bay Minette City Hall.

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Board of Zoning and Adjustment


The City of Bay Minette Board of Zoning and Adjustment does not meet on a regular basis.
Check the Calendar or Bulletin Board at City Hall to see if a meeting is scheduled.
(Note: Meetings will be announced at least 1 week prior.)