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The City of Pelham Sign Ordinance requires the issuance of a permit to erect, change or alter any type of sign. The square footage of the building determines the copy area and height. For more information, please contact the Zoning Department at 205.620.6543.
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Pelham has a ten business day turn around period for all commercial projects. For all residential projects, Pelham has a three to four business day turn around period.
Yes. Read Ordinance No. 135-136. For more information, please contact the Zoning Department at 205.620.6543.
Why do I need a permit to do work on my own property?The City has adopted a comprehensive set of building codes that must be followed on construction projects within the City. These building codes govern the design, construction, alterations, and maintenance of structures. Building codes establish the minimum requirements to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the building's occupants. The permitting process is designed to allow the City to ensure that work is in compliance with the building codes. It also allows the City to ensure that contractors working in the City are properly licensed.
Why was a Stop Work Order issued?Stop Work Orders are issued by the City of Pelham when work is ongoing that does not conform to the City’s Code of Ordinances. The most common reason for a Stop Work Order being issued is for ongoing construction work not being properly permitted. The reason a Stop Work Order was issued on your property is listed on the Order
How do I obtain a permit?You can find information about obtaining a permit in several ways:
For your new location in Pelham you will need to have an inspection done. The new business inspection request form will need to be completely filled out and returned to our office, or it can be emailed to us. We perform a life safety inspection, on "new/added" location businesses to be sure nothing has been added without a permit, no loose wires, life safety items in place, etc. Once the business occupancy inspection request forms are returned we will start the internal zoning approval process. When we have zoning approval, we will accept payment for the inspection fee and set up an inspection on the day and time you choose. The building & fire inspectors will inspect in person at the time and day you choose, pending availability. Forms of payment we accept are cash, check and card. However, if you use card (debit/credit) it will charge an extra $3 as a processing fee and we do not accept American Express. Our office is located at Pelham City Hall, 3162 Pelham Parkway, Pelham, Alabama 35124. If you want to mail everything, please mail it to P.O. Box 1479 Pelham, AL 35124 Attn: Building Department.
Complete the Garage Sale Permit Application. Email it to the Building Department once complete, or you can drop it off in person at Pelham City Hall, 3162 Pelham Parkway, Pelham, Alabama 35124. The permit costs $10. You can submit for a garage sale permit no more than five days prior to the proposed garage sale. Each garage sale permit is valid for a period not to exceed two consecutive days. You are only allowed two garage sales per calendar year.
Garage Sale signs are only allowed in your yard where the sale is taking place per the sign ordinance. For more information on signage, please contact the Zoning Department at 205.620.6543.