How much does a permit cost; when and how do I pay?

Refer to the Permit Fee Schedule (PDF) for the cost of permits.

Permit fees can only be paid after the permit application is approved (with the exception of Plan Review Fees*). The applicant will receive a notification email when the status is "Approved, Awaiting Payment."

The applicant can submit payment by credit or debit card online via the Orange Beach Permit Portal: Click on MAKE A PAYMENT on the MY ACCOUNT page, select the permit(s) to pay, enter payment information, and click SUBMIT. There is a 3% convenience fee that applies to all credit and debit card transactions. 

Payment by check or cash can be submitted in the Community Development office at 4101 Orange Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561. Make all checks payable to "City of Orange Beach."

No work should begin on the project until after the payment is processed by Community Development staff and the permit status is "Issued."

*Plan Review Fees are due at the time of application and are non-refundable. To pay Plan Review Fees on the Permit Portal, click on VIEW MY REQUESTS on the MY ACCOUNT page, click on the permit number, click on MAKE A PAYMENT, enter payment information, and click SUBMIT.

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1. Are duplexes allowed in residentially-zoned areas?
2. Are permits required for boat slips, boat houses, and bulkheads?
3. Are there insurance discounts available for new construction?
4. Are there wetlands on my property?
5. I am the property owner, can I do the work myself?
6. Can I clear vegetation or place fill on my vacant lot?
7. Can I park a recreational vehicle or motorcoach on a vacant lot?
8. Do I need a permit for a storage shed?
9. Do I need a permit to cut/prune a tree on my property?
10. Do I need a permit to repair my home or business following a storm?
11. How can I get a copy of an elevation certificate?
12. Is my lot located within a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated Special Flood Hazard Zone?
13. What are the Community Development hours of operation?
14. What are the minimum required setbacks for a new single-family dwelling?
15. What are the zoning requirements for fences?
16. What type of fill is permitted to use at my construction site?
17. When do I need a permit?
18. How do I get a permit?
19. Who can get a permit?
20. How much does a permit cost; when and how do I pay?
21. What are the guidelines for dune walkovers?