Residential Permit Requirements

Mobile home/electrical permit:
  1. 911 address
  2. Property tax map and parcel number (off tax bill)
  3. Culvert permit for driveway obtained through the Baldwin County Highway Department.
  4. Health department or sewer release
  5. Water Release 6. Name of utility company
  6. Plot plan
  7. ALABAMA LAW mandates a minimum ZONE II construction

New single family dwelling permits: (non-flood zone areas)

  1. 911 address
  2. Property tax map and parcel number (off tax bill)
  3. Culvert permit for driveway obtained through the Baldwin County highway department.
  4. Health department or sewer release
  5. Water Release
  6. Two (2)  complete sets of blueprints (three (3) sets if zoned)
  7. Plot plan or survey (including footprint of proposed structure, existing structures and setbacks)
  8. Name of utility company
  9. Land-use form required in Zoned Districts
  10. Any other information this department deems necessary

New single family dwelling, Mobile Homes and Addition permits in flood zone areas
  All plans must be Engineered by a Alabama licensed Engineer

  1. All of the above documents plus the following:
    (a) tbm (temporary benchmark)
    (b) for v zones a v-zone certificate
    (c) PRIOR to final inspection a FINISHED CONSTRUCTION, "elevation certificate"
  2. For property located in a FLOODWAY, will also need a "NO-RISE CERTIFICATE"

Additions, alterations, repairs, Accessory structures, etc:

  1. 911 address
  2. Property tax map and parcel number (off tax bill)
  3. Health department or sewer release
  4. Two (2) complete sets of plans (three (3) if zoned area)
  5. Total contract price if doing repairs or alterations
  6. Plot plan
  7. Land-use application required in Zoned Districts

How to obtain the above information:

  1. Tax map and parcel number (a long number with several zeros found on property tax receipt or from the tax assessors office at your local courthouse)
  2. 911 address (call 947-5911 with your parcel number)
  3. Culvert permit for driveway obtained through highway department
    Foley 251-972-8530
    Fairhope, Loxley, Robertsdale, Daphne  251-972-8509
    Bay Minette, Spanish Fort, Stapleton, and Stockton areas  251-937-6660.
    If driveway will be on a State Highway, call the Alabama Department of Transportation 251-937-2086
  4. Health department release/sewer release
    health department 251-947-3618
    sewer release from your sewer company
  5. Planning & Zoning Department 251-943-5061, ext. 2807
  6. U.S. Army Corp of Engineers = wetland areas 251-694-3776
  7. Alabama Department of Conservation - State Lands Division - for any Baldwin County waterways 251-621-1216