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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 2016 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 13, 2016 December 27, 2016
Jan. 9, 2017
January 10
January 30
February 13
February 14 
February 27 March 13
March 14
March 27
April 10
April 11
April 24
May 8
May 9
May 30 (Tuesday)
June 12
June 13
June 26
July 10
July 11
July 31
August 14
August 8
August 28
September 11
September 12
September 25
October 9
October 10
October 30
November 13
November 14
November 27
December 11
December 12
December 26 (Tues.)
January 8, 2018
(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.