Planning & Development Services Department

We are currently working to provide online access to the City Zoning Map. In the meantime, zoning for properties within city limits can be easily obtained at no cost by completing a Zoning Verification Request and submitting it to Planning & Development Department staff at  

Building Code Information

Building Department Fee Schedule

For Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical Permits, please click on the General Permit Application below:

The following Building Codes were adopted by Ordinance No. 997 on September 20, 2021 with the effective date of January 1, 2022:

  • International Building Code, 2018, with amendments - See Ordinance No. 997.
  • International Gas Code, 2018
  • International Mechanical Code, 2018
  • International Plumbing Code, 2018
  • International Residential Code, 2018 
  • International Energy Conservation Code, 2018
  • City of Bay Minette Supplemental Code for Residential Structures in addition to the IRC 2018.
  • National Electric Code, 2017 for Commercial Buildings and Residential Building containing more than two (2) dwelling units
  • International Fire Code, 2021, with amendments- See Ordinance No. 997


  • Standard Building Code 2012
  • Standard Plumbing Code 2012
  • Standard Fire Prevention Code 2012
  • Standard Gas Code 2012
  • National Electric Code 2012


Published on Sep 6, 2022, 09:24 AM by Luke Williams



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pdf 299 KB DownloadBuilding Permit and Land Use Application
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Contact Us


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

For Planning & Zoning questions, contact:

Clair Dorough, City Planner
(251) 580-1650

For Building Code information or
questions concerning new construction
permits, contact:

Rob Madison, Building Official
(251) 580-1610