Building Department
*** Check out our new Online Permit Applications section! ***

If you are a trade contractor (electrical, plumbing, mechanical/HVAC) applying for a permit related to a new construction single family dwelling, please choose the link for Registered Trade Contractors.
If you need to apply for any other type of permit, please choose the link for New! Online Permit Applications.

The Baldwin County Building Department is responsible for accepting applications for construction, reviewing plans, issuing permits, and providing inspection services as required by the International Building Codes. The Building Department administers and enforces all applicable building codes with regard to residential and commercial construction in the permitting jurisdiction of the unincorporated areas of Baldwin County.

We also provide assistance to our customers so that they may understand and meet the code requirements for their projects. In order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens in the permitting jurisdiction of the unincorporated areas of Baldwin County, all construction must meet a series of requirements set forth by specific building codes. This includes new construction, additions to existing structures, and remodeling of both residential and commercial projects.

The Baldwin County Commission adopted and began enforcing the following codes as of May 21, 2019:

  • National Electric Code, 2017 for Commercial Buildings and Residential Buildings containing more than two (2) dwelling units

NOTE: Per Section 301.2.1, all new construction in the unincorporated Baldwin County jurisdiction shall be designed and stamped by an architect and/or engineer licensed in the State of Alabama.

Contact Us

Foley Office (map)
Foley Satellite Courthouse 
201 E. Section Ave.
Foley, AL 36535
Office: 251.972.6837

Fairhope Office 
Fairhope Satellite Courthouse
1100 Fairhope Ave.
Fairhope, AL 36532
Office: 251.990.4641

Bay Minette Office
Baldwin County Courthouse
312 Courthouse Sq., Ste.12
Bay Minette ,AL 36507
Office: 251.580.1886