Residential Permit Requirements


  • Copy of homebuilders licensure card on file with license
  • Submit 2 complete sets of plans with the following:
    • Plot plan
    • Wall detail including any fire separation between garages and living space must be shown on plans. You will need to highlight the fire wall and door on the plans.
    • Septic tank approval from health department or weatherly waterway approval (if applicable). Water tap fees must be paid with City of Pelham before picking up permit.
    • Submit a landscape drawing showing trees and sod (may be drawn on plat plan if desired).
    • Site erosion control plan which includes gravel on driveway for access to structure.
  • One set of accepted plans shall be kept at the site of work and shall be open to inspection by the building official or his/her authorized representative.
  • A foundation survey is to be furnished to the Building Department stamped by a licensed land surveyor or engineer register with the State of Alabama. A foundation survey is to be received and approved by the building department before framing or any other work begins. This is to ensure all setbacks are correct before placing any structure on the foundation.
  • Verification of zoning ordinance for correct setbacks is required on each lot before being permitted. The builder is responsible for meeting all requirements on property setbacks.
Residential Permit Packet

 Note: no plans will be accepted or permit issued unless all items listed above are addressed and met.