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City of Spanish Fort
Planning & Zoning Department

 7361 Spanish Fort Boulevard
Spanish Fort, Alabama 36527

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

Contact Information:
Building Dept. (251) 626-4993
City Hall (251) 626-4884

Planning Department staff:

Chester Patterson
Building Official, Inspector

Casey Rains
Environmental Manager,
Planning Coordinator


Carol Caldwell
Permit Clerk

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

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. To print or download a copy of the 2019 Planning Commission Submission Deadline and Meeting Schedule please click here.

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) December 12, 2022
Bernard Davis, Vice-Chairman (CAPZO) December 12, 2022
Kevin Diamond, Commissioner  April 16, 2018
Keith Vaughan, Commissioner (CAPZO)
December 1, 2021
Nancy Lindsay, Commissioner (CAPZO) December 1, 2020
J.R. Smith, Commissioner (Council Member) (CAPZO)
October 31, 2020
Fonda Gantt, Commissioner (CAPZO) February 17, 2020
Chester Patterson, Commissioner (CAPZO) October 31, 2020
Michael M. McMillan, Mayor

October 31, 2020

(CAPZO - Certified Alabama Planning and Zoning Official)

 2020 Submission Deadline and Meeting Schedule
Submission Deadline *  Informal PC Work Session ** 
PC Meeting Date  ***
December 10, 2019 December 30, 2019 January 15
January 14
January 27
February 10
February 11
February 24 March 9
March 10
March 30
April 13
April 14
April 27
May 11
May 12
May 25
June 8
June 9
June 29
July 13
July 14
July 27
August 10
August 11
August 31
September 14
September 15
September 28
October 12
October 13
October 26
November 9
November 10
November 30
December 14
December 15
December 28 January 11, 2021
(In the event that a meeting date must be changed, appropriate notice will be posted.)

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 currently are not able to accept credit cards.