The Planning & Zoning Division assists and serves citizens and developers with the land development process to ensure quality development in Orange Beach. Our division processes applications for site plan review, subdivisions, rezonings, planned unit developments, and variances. Also, our division administers the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, and Comprehensive Plan.


There will be a public hearing before the Planning Commission on Monday, March 9th at 4:00 p.m. to adopt the Community Preservation and Growth Management Plan (Comp Plan) for the years 2020 through 2035. You may download a draft copy of the Comp Plan here


Overall Zoning Map


New rules for Vacation Rentals - 14 days or less: 
Ordinance No. 2018-1282 amending Ordinance No. 172, the Zoning Ordinance, Case No. 0209-ZT-18, Vacation Rentals (Sections 2.02, 4.01, 5.27).

Ordinance No. 2018-1283 amending Chapter 50 of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Orange Beach, Alabama, to add a new Article XI, providing for the regulation of vacation rentals in certain residential districts.

Ordinance No. 2018-1284 repealing Ordinance No. 2017-1276, an Ordinance establishing a temporary moratorium on the issuance of short-term rental license business licenses.

Zoning Map showing RS-1, RS-2, RS-3, and MHS, where new vacation rental rules - 14 days or less - apply, in yellow and orange. The Beach Overlay District, shown outlined in red, is not affected by the new vacation rental rules.

(RS = Single-family residential; MHS = Mobile Home Subdivision.)

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Our Location

Orange Beach Planning & Zoning
4101 Orange Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL 36561
TEL: 251-981-2610
FAX: 251-981-3725