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Inspections/Permits

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          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
New Commercial PDF
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.
• 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
• 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.
• Decks that are 30 inches or higher requires railing
• 4 steps of 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.
• 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

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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