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City of Spanish Fort
Planning & Zoning Dept.
7361 Spanish Fort Boulevard
Spanish Fort, Alabama 36527

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

Planning Department staff:

Chester Patterson
Building Official, Inspector
buildingofficial@
cityofspanishfort.com


Casey Rains
Environmental Manager,
Planning Staff

environment@
cityofspanishfort.com


Ashley Tucker
Permit Clerk
permitclerk@
cityofspanishfort.com


Planning Department Phones:
251.626.4993; 251.626.4884

City of Spanish Fort Board of Adjustments meetings
scheduled as needed.

Print a copy Planning Commission's 2018 Meeting
and Submission Deadline Schedule.

Public Hearing Notices and Meeting Agendas are
posted on HOME page.

Planning Commission

Planning Commission Duties
The Planning Commission implements the City's Comprehensive Plan by reviewing all zoning, development, and subdivision applications in accordance with the Plan, as well as applicable subdivision and zoning regulations. Subdivision Regulations are developed and adopted by the Planning Commission, which has the final vote on all subdivision applications. Zoning is ultimately decided by the City Council; however, the Planning Commission reviews all ordinances, amendments, and zoning applications and forwards a recommendation to the City Council.
 
Planning Commission Meetings and Deadlines
Below is a list of deadlines for Planning Commission Applications. ANY APPLICATION WHICH DOES NOT MEET THE DEADLINES BELOW WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA.



The Planning Commission meets the second Monday of each month at the Spanish Fort Community Center, 7361 Spanish Fort Boulevard. Meetings begin with an informal work session at 6:00 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Informal work sessions are held on the last Monday of the month, as needed, for the review and discussion of issues submitted for consideration on the following month’s meeting agenda. Informal work sessions are held in the Conference Room at Spanish Fort Community Center, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Public attendance is welcomed at Planning Commission meetings, though residents need not attend a meeting in person in order to have their voice heard on a particular issue. To comment on any issue scheduled for a public hearing before the Planning Commission, please address your written comments to the Planning Commission Secretary, 7361 Spanish Fort Boulevard, Spanish Fort, Alabama 36527, or fax them to 251.626.4880. Be sure to note the issue at the top of the page and include your signature, printed name and address at the bottom of your comments.

Commission Members
As per the requirements outlined in Code of Alabama § 11-52-3, Paragraph (a), the Spanish Fort Planning Commission consists of nine members: The Mayor, or his or her designee, one of the administrative officials of the municipality selected by the Mayor, a member of the council to be selected by it as a member ex officio and six persons who shall be appointed by the Mayor, if the Mayor is an elective officer.

Planning Commission Members

Name & Position Expiration of Term
Carl Nelson, Chairman (CAPZO) January 24, 2017
Bernard Davis, Vice-Chairman (CAPZO) January 24, 2017
Kevin Diamond, Commissioner (CAPZO) April 16, 2018
Mandy Green, Commissioner 

Fonda Gantt, Commissioner  (CAPZO) March 2, 2021
J.R. Smith, Commissioner (Council Member) (CAPZO)
During Mayor’s Tenure
Robert Cummings, Commissioner (CAPZO) February 17, 2020
Chester Patterson, Commissioner  During Mayor’s Tenure
Michael M. McMillan, Mayor

During Mayor’s Tenure

(CAPZO - Certified Alabama Planning and Zoning Official)

 Planning Commission Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines
Submission Deadline *  Informal PC Work Session ** 
PC Meeting Date  ***
December 12, 2017 December 27, 2017 (Wed.)
Jan. 9, 2018
January 9
January 29
February 12
February 14 (Wed.)
February 26 March 12
March 13
March 26
April 9
April 10
April 30
May 14
May 15
May 29 (Tues.)
June 11
June 12
June 25
July 9
July 10
July 30
August 13
August 14
August 27
September 10
September 11
September 24
October 8
October 9
October 29
November 13 (Tues.)
November 14 (Wed.)
November 26
December 10
December 11
January 2, 2019 (Wed.)
January 14, 2019
(In the event that a meeting date must be changed, appropriate notice will be posted.)

* ALL COMPLETE SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 12:00 P.M. ON THIS DATE.
No issue will be included on the Planning Commission's meeting agenda unless ALL required completed applications, elements and fees are received by the deadline. No Exceptions!

PLEASE NOTE: An administrative fee of $75.00 shall accompany each application for Planning Commission hearing. Fees differ for Subdivision and Rezoning Issues. Please inquire about specific fees relative to your issue. In addition, actual costs for legal advertisement of the issue, including notification of Public Hearing by Certified Mail to all property owners of record within 300-feet of applicant's property, shall be paid by the applicant at the time the application is submitted.

** Informal Work Sessions begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at Spanish Fort Community Center.

***PC Meetings are held at the Spanish Fort Community Center, 7361 Spanish Fort Blvd. with the Work Session beginning at 6:00 p.m., followed by the Regular Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Cash or check payable to the City of Spanish Fort are acceptable forms of application fee payment. We also accept Visa and Mastercard with a 3% convenience fee.