Contact Building Dept.
City of Spanish Fort
7361 Spanish Fort Boulevard
Spanish Fort, Alabama 36527

Entrance at the southeast
corner of the Spanish Fort
Community Center building.

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Building Department Staff:
Bruce Renkert, CFM, CAPZO
Building Official, Inspector

Casey Rains
Environmental Manager,
Planning Staff

Ashley Tucker
Permit Clerk

fax:  251.626.4880

Permits Requirements and Fees - Ord. No. 449-2013
Spanish Fort Building Department

Residential Building Permit Checklist

Ordinance No. 449-2013 outlines current applicable codes and permitting fees.

All construction within The City of Spanish Fort shall require the necessary permits to be issued and required inspections to be completed to compliance with current codes. To make the process as quick and easy as possible, please comply with the following checklist when submitting an application for Commercial Building Permit:

Residential Building Permit Applications Checklist:

  • 2 sets of engineer-stamped plans;
  • 1 copy of plot plan;
  • 911 Address assigned to the construction site;
  • Tax Parcel Number;
  • Copy of water and sewer receipt (Health Dept. release, if septic);
  • BMP Plan;
  • Subdivision Review approval letter, if required;
  • Contact information for property owner, if applicant is not owner;
  • The contractor and ALL subcontractors and installers must have a Current Business License with the City of Spanish Fort;
  • State of Alabama Contractor's License, when applicable;
  • Check made payable to "City of Spanish Fort", or cash for permit fees.; and
  • Email address of applicant or representative of applicant.
Plan Review
Once construction and plot plans have been received by the Building Department, the staff will make every effort to review the plans as quickly as possible. Upon completion of the plan review, the applicant will be called or emailed and advised that the review is complete. At that time, the applicant shall return to the Building Department with the remaining required elements on the permitting checklist in order to complete the permitting process.

A trash dumpster and portable toilet are required on all residential construction sites.

Required Inspections During Residential Construction:
  • Footing
  • Slab/Floor
  • Both open-trench plumbing and in-slab plumbing
  • Sheathing/nail pattern
  • Energy compliance/insulation
  • HVAC duct blast testing - file a copy of test results with the Building Department
  • Rough-ins for plumbing, electrical, HVAC and framing, called in as either a 3-way or 4-way inspection
  • Final inspection
  • Site inspections will be conducted routinely at each construction inspection and on occasions when a complaint has been filed with the Building Department.

All subcontractors shall report their job status to the on-site construction superintendent who will coordinate all inspections.  The construction superintendent shall call or email requests for inspections.