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 ssmith@orangebeachal.gov.

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

Orange Beach Permit Portal: www.CitizenServe.com/OrangeBeachAL

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DOCUMENTS:

Accessory Building Requirements Guidelines
2018 Building Code and I-Codes
Checklist for New Construction: One & Two-Family Dwellings
Coastal Construction Code Supplement
Design Certification for Wind Load Compliance
Driveway Specifications & Requirements
Erosion & Sediment Control Requirements
Finished Floor Elevation Waiver Request
Home Builders Licensure Law Exemption Affidavit
Impact Fee Schedule
Permit Fee Schedule
Permit Portal Registration Form
Permit Rebate Application (LEED & FORTIFIED Gold)
Protective Tree Barricade Requirements
Sewer Availability Request
Sub-Contractor List
Substantial Damage / Improvement Worksheet
Swimming Pool & Spa Construction & Maintenance Agreement
Timber Harvesting Guidelines
V-Zone Certificate

 

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:

2018 International Building Code
2018 International Residential Code
2018 International Fire Code
2018 International Mechanical Code
2018 International Plumbing Code
2018 International Fuel Gas Code
2018 International Electrical Code Administrative Provisions
2017 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70)
2015 Alabama Energy Conservation Code
2018 International Wildland-Urban Interface Code
2017 Coastal Code Supplement

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.

 

OTHER RESOURCES:

Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) | Coastal Permitting Information
Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (ADCNR) | Coastal Programs
Alabama Soil & Water Conservation Committee
  ⤷ Handbook for Erosion Control, Sediment Control and Stormwater Management on Construction Sites and Urban Areas
US Army Corps of Engineers | Obtain A Permit
Baldwin County Search Page (Property Appraisals, Deeds and Records, etc.)
Baldwin County | Building Department
City of Gulf Shores | Building Department
COMcheck
FEMA Individual Assistance Website
FORTIFIED Homes
LEED Homes
REScheck Compliance
Safety Barrier Guidelines for Residential Pools
Smart Home America

Alabama Electrical Contractors Board
Alabama General Contractors Board
Alabama Heating & Air Conditioning Contractors Board
Alabama Home Builder Licensure Board
Alabama Plumbers & Gas Fitters Examining Board
Alabama Secretary of State - Business Entity Records