Permit Portal

All permit applications are now completed and submitted online through the Orange Beach Permit Portal. There is a one-time registration process to obtain access to the Permit Portal:

Please complete and return the Permit Portal Registration Form to

If you have already registered, access the Permit Portal HERE to apply for permits.

Orange Beach Permit Portal:

Documents and Forms

Permit Fee Schedule

Permit Portal Registration

2018 Building Code and I-Codes

Check list for New Construction: One and Two-Family Dwellings

Design Certification for Wind Load Compliance

Sub-Contractor List

Sewer Availability Request

Home Builders Licensure Law Exemption Affidavit

Accessory Building - Requirements & Guidelines

Substantial Damage/Improvement Worksheet

V-Zone Certificate

Finished Floor Elevation Waiver Request

Permit Portal Registration Form

Permit Rebate Application

Timber Harvesting Guidelines


Building and Fire Codes

The International Code Council is a member-focused association dedicated to helping the building safety community and construction industry provide safe, sustainable and affordable construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.


The City of Orange Beach has adopted The International Code Series as noted below.

Effective: January 1, 2019:

Copies of these codes are available for reference at the following locations:

  • City Hall - 4099 Orange Beach Blvd.
  • Community Development - 4101 Orange Beach Blvd.
  • Library - 26267 Canal Rd.


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