Inspections Department

Mission:

To provide protection for the citizens of the community through building, safety, structural integrity, sanitation and life safety of the buildings and infrastructure in the community with the enforcement of codes and regulations.

We are also here to answer any questions you may have about zoning issues.

Contractors Guidelines and Data Sheet

Regulations for a Home Occupation

Six Month Inspection

Contact us to request information on contractor’s guidelines or open bids.

  • 2013  Alabama Energy Code
  • Residential Duct Insulation
  • Attic Supply = R-8
  • Other – R-6
  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 National Electrical Code
  • Zoning Ordinance 981
  • Sign Ordinance 1951
  • Land Disturbance Ordinance 1952
  • Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance 1672
  • Excavation Right of Way and Street Opening Ordinance 1736

Does the City of Prichard have a zoning ordinance?
Yes

When is a permit required?
When the job cost is over $100.00 or more (painting, carpet installation are excluded)

Alabama Power has told me that I need an inspection to get my power on. What do I need to do?
You need to purchase a six month permit at a cost of $20.00. We will give you a list of requirements you will also have to meet.

What is a six month investigation?
A six month investigation is an inspection where the power has been disconnected for a period of six months or more and an inspection of the structure is required before electrical service can be restored.

How much time in advance is needed for an inspection?
At least 24 hours.

How much are your permit fees?
The permit fees are based upon the valuation of the job.

Does the City have a Sign Ordinance?
Yes

How much are the fees for a sign permit?
The sign permit fees are $1.00 per square footage of signage.

What type of permits can a homeowner purchase?
A building permit (for new construction, repairs, additions, etc.).

When does a permit expire?
A permit expires (1) year after purchase date.