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Inspections/Permits

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The City of Semmes has adopted the following building codes:

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2020 National Electrical Code
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code
  • To schedule an inspection, please call or email the Permitting Clerk.

          To apply for a permit you must be a property owner or a State Board certified contractor with a City of Semmes Business License.

          The property owner must provide legal documentation, such as a deed or lease agreement, in order to pull a permit.

          ALL permits pulled on MOBILE HOMES must provide a BOH# (Board of Health) document for septic tank information.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION PDFS
New Residential PDF
Land Disturbance Application

New Commercial PDF
Building Plan Submittal Application

Addition PDF (carports, sheds, decks, etc.)

REQUIREMENTS:

• New Residential

• Application filled out completely and correctly
2 sets of Architect or Engineered stamped plans or drawings that follow the 2012 Building Codes and meet the 130mph wind speed. ONE HARD COPY AND ONE ELECTRONIC PDF FILE
• BOH septic tank documentation.

• New Commercial

• Commercial Site Plans must be submitted and completed before applying for a permit- Planning
• Permit application filled out completely and correctly
2 sets of Architect/Engineered stamped plans. ONE HARD COPY AND ONE ELECTRONIC PDF FILE
• PDF of Architect/Engineered stamped plans emailed or on a jump drive for Fire Marshal inspection.

• Addition

• Application filled out completely and correctly
2 sets of Architect or Engineered stamped plans or drawings that follow the 2012 Building Codes and meet the 130 mph wind speed. ONE HARD COPY AND ONE ELECTRONIC PDF FILE
• Decks that are 30 inches or higher requires railing
• 4 steps or more requires hand railing

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION PDF

REQUIREMENTS:

• Roofing: Specs along with list of materials, #of squares, pictures for final inspection. Must meet 130 mph wind speed.
• Electrical

• Temp poles & 6 Month Investigations on Mobile Homes – must have a BOH#

• Mechanical- Blower test and Duct test
• Plumbing

Additional Files:

ELECTRICAL INSPECTION CARD

MECHANICAL INSPECTION CARD

PLUMBING INSPECTION CARD

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION PDF

REQUIREMENTS:

• Application filled out completely and correctly
2 sets of engineered stamped plans must be submitted. ONE HARD COPY AND ONE ELECTRONIC PDF FILE
• Free standing signs can not be in the right-of-way. Must be inside of property
• Free standing signs will need to be staked and observed by Inspector before construction.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION PDF

REQUIREMENTS:

• Application filled out completely and correctly
• Electrical Bond
• At least 4 ft fence with self-locking gate.

Beth Mowery

Permitting Clerk

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1757
Semmes, AL 36575

Phone: (251) 649-5752

Fax:
(251) 649-5788

Email: permits@cityofsemmesal.gov

Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Gayle Young

Building Inspector

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1757
Semmes, AL 36575

Phone: (251) 649-5752

Fax:
(251) 649-5788

Email: permits@cityofsemmesal.gov

Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The City of Semmes

Phone: (251) 649-8811

Fax: (251) 649-7711

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1757, Semmes, AL 36575

City Hall Address: 7875 Moffett Road, Suite F, Semmes, AL 36575

Office Hours: Monday – Friday | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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