Applications & Permits

Permit Requirements


Additional Information


  • Permit fee is based on square footage of home/commercial improvement.
  • Builder is required to pay a sewer impact fee at the time the permit is purchased if the project is going on the sewer system.
  • Inspections are to be called in the day before an inspection is needed.
  • All construction is to be in accordance to the International Building Code, 2009 Edition, International Residential Code, 2009 edition.
  • A foundation survey shall be provided to the Building Official after footing is poured to ensure that all zoning requirements are met.
  • For additional adopted codes and regulations, call 205-620-6411 or fax 205-663-3116.
  • All contractors, subs, and suppliers are to be licensed with the City of Pelham.
  • Proof of State certification is required on certain classifications.
  • Contractors are to check with the Building Department regarding zoning of property sites before submitting plans for construction.

Sign Permits


The City of Pelham Sign Ordinance requires the issuance of a permit to erect, change or alter any type sign. The square footage of the building determines the copy area and height allowed for signs. The permit fee is based on the cost of improvement.