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Building Permits/Applications
Look through the list of Building Permits below to find the permit that most closely suits your needs. Once you have found the permit you need you can click to find additional information necessary to complete the application.  You can also visit our FAQ for answers to some questions you may have during the planning and early stages of your project.

Commercial Projects
New Commercial Construction Permit
 
Apply for a new commercial construction building permit.

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Application Process
  • Fill out the Building Permit Application.
  • Make sure all required materials from the New Commercial Construction Checklist are in order.
  • Submit completed Building Permit Application with New Commercial Construction Checklist materials to:
    City of Gulf Shores Building Department
    205 Clubhouse Drive Suite B
    P.O. Box 299

    Gulf Shores, AL 36542
  • Please allow for a five to ten day review process once we have received your application. At the end of the review process you will be notified that your permit is ready to be issued.
  • Upon issuance of the building permit, the trade permits (see 'Trade Permit' section below) will be able to be issued to the trade contractors.
Documents and Materials Required Additional Information

Commercial Additions, Remodels, Repairs, and Tenant Buildouts Permit
 
Apply for a commercial addition, remodel, repair, or tenant buildout building permit.

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Application Process
  • Fill out the Building Permit Application.
  • Make sure all required materials from the Commercial Additions, Remodels, Repairs, and Tenant Buildouts Checklist are in order.
  • Submit completed Building Permit Application with Commercial Additions, Remodels, Repairs, and Tenant Buildouts Checklist materials to:
    City of Gulf Shores Building Department
    205 Clubhouse Drive Suite B
    P.O. Box 299

    Gulf Shores, AL 36542
  • Please allow for a five to seven day review process once we have received your application. At the end of the review process you will be notified that your permit is ready to be issued.
Documents and Materials Required Additional Information

Commercial Demolition Permit
 
Apply for a commercial demolition permit.

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Application Process
  • Fill out the Building Permit Application.
  • Fill out the Utility Sign-Off Sheet.
  • Submit completed Building Permit Application and Utility Sign-Off Sheet to:
    City of Gulf Shores Building Department
    205 Clubhouse Drive Suite B
    P.O. Box 299

    Gulf Shores, AL 36542
  • Please allow for a one to two day review process once we have received your application. At the end of the review process you will be notified that your permit is ready to be issued.
Documents and Materials Required

Commercial Pool Permit
 
Apply for a commercial pool building permit.

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Application Process
  • Fill out the Building Permit Application.
  • Make sure all required materials from the Commercial Pools Checklist are in order.
  • Submit completed Building Permit Application with Commercial Pool Checklist materials to:
    City of Gulf Shores Building Department
    205 Clubhouse Drive Suite B
    P.O. Box 299

    Gulf Shores, AL 36542
  • Please allow for a two to four day review process once we have received your application. At the end of the review process you will be notified that your permit is ready to be issued.
Documents and Materials Required Additional Information

Residential Projects

New Single Family or Duplex Construction Permit
 
Apply for a new single family or duplex construction building permit.

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Application Process
  • Fill out the Building Permit Application.
  • Make sure all required materials from the Single Family or Duplex Construction Checklist are in order.
  • Submit completed Building Permit Application with Single Family or Duplex Construction Checklist materials to:
    City of Gulf Shores Building Department
    205 Clubhouse Drive Suite B
    P.O. Box 299

    Gulf Shores, AL 36542
  • Please allow for a five to seven day review process once we have received your application. At the end of the review process you will be notified that your permit is ready to be issued.
  • Upon issuance of the building permit, the trade permits (see 'Trade Permit' section below) will be able to be issued to the trade contractors.
Documents and Materials Required Additional Information

Residential Additions, Remodels, Repairs, Decks, and Retaining Walls Permit
 
Apply for a new single family or duplex construction building permit.

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Application Process
  • Fill out the Building Permit Application.
  • Make sure all required materials from the Residential Additions, Remodels, Repairs, Decks, and Retaining Walls Checklist are in order.
  • Submit completed Building Permit Application with Residential Additions, Remodels, Repairs, Decks, and Retaining Walls Checklist materials to:
    City of Gulf Shores Building Department
    205 Clubhouse Drive Suite B
    P.O. Box 299

    Gulf Shores, AL 36542
  • Please allow for a one to two day review process once we have received your application. At the end of the review process you will be notified that your permit is ready to be issued.
Documents and Materials Required Additional Information

Residential Demolition Permit
 
Apply for a residential demolition permit.

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Application Process
  • Fill out the Building Permit Application.
  • Fill out the Utility Sign-Off Sheet.
  • Submit completed Building Permit Application and Utility Sign-Off Sheet to:
    City of Gulf Shores Building Department
    205 Clubhouse Drive Suite B
    P.O. Box 299

    Gulf Shores, AL 36542
  • Please allow for a one to two day review process once we have received your application. At the end of the review process you will be notified that your permit is ready to be issued.
Documents and Materials Required

Residential Fence Permit
 
Apply for a fence building permit.

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Application Process
  • Fill out the Building Permit Application.
  • Make sure all required materials from the Residential Fence Checklist are in order.
  • Submit completed Building Permit Application with Residential Fence Checklist materials to:
    City of Gulf Shores Building Department
    205 Clubhouse Drive Suite B
    P.O. Box 299

    Gulf Shores, AL 36542
  • Please allow for a one to two day review process once we have received your application. At the end of the review process you will be notified that your permit is ready to be issued.
Documents and Materials Required

Residential Pool Permit
 
Apply for a residential pool building permit.

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Application Process
  • Fill out the Building Permit Application.
  • Make sure all required materials from the Residential Pool Checklist are in order.
  • Submit completed Building Permit Application with Residential Pool Checklist materials to:
    City of Gulf Shores Building Department
    205 Clubhouse Drive Suite B
    P.O. Box 299

    Gulf Shores, AL 36542
  • Please allow for a two to four day review process once we have received your application. At the end of the review process you will be notified that your permit is ready to be issued.
Documents and Materials Required Additional Information

Shed or Accessory Structure Permit
 
Apply for a residential shed or accessory structure building permit.

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Application Process
  • Fill out the Building Permit Application.
  • Make sure all required materials from the Shed or Accessory Structure Checklist are in order.
  • Submit completed Building Permit Application with Shed or Accessory Structure Checklist materials to:
    City of Gulf Shores Building Department
    205 Clubhouse Drive Suite B
    P.O. Box 299

    Gulf Shores, AL 36542
  • Please allow for a one to two day review process once we have received your application. At the end of the review process you will be notified that your permit is ready to be issued.
Documents and Materials Required Additional Information

Trade Permits
Electric/Mechanical/Plumbing Permit
 
Apply for an electric, mechanical, or plumbing trade permit.

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Online Application Process
  • For an easy, step-by-step permit application process visit our City of Gulf Shores Online Licensing and Permitting Portal.
  • Find the Trade Permit Application section in the Permitting section of the portal.
  • Select and fill out the Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing Permit Application.
  • You will be able to see the status of your application at any time from your portal account home page.
Physical Application Process
  • Fill out the Electric/Mechanical/Plumbing Permit Application.
  • Submit completed Electric/Mechanical/Plumbing Permit Application to:
    City of Gulf Shores Building Department
    205 Clubhouse Drive Suite B
    P.O. Box 299

    Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Documents and Materials Required

Gas Permit
 
Apply for a gas trade permit.

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Physical Application Process
  • Fill out the Gas Permit Application.
  • Submit completed Gas Permit Application to:
    City of Gulf Shores Building Department
    205 Clubhouse Drive Suite B
    P.O. Box 299

    Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Documents and Materials Required

Fire Protection Systems Permit
 
Apply for a fire protection systems trade permit.

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Physical Application Process
  • Fill out the Fire Protection Systems Permit Application.
  • Submit completed Fire Protection Systems Permit Application to:
    City of Gulf Shores Building Department
    205 Clubhouse Drive Suite B
    P.O. Box 299

    Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Documents and Materials Required


Contact Us
City of Gulf Shores Building Department
205 Clubhouse Drive Suite B
PO Box 299
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-1150

Brandan Franklin
Chief Building Official
bfranklin@gulfshoresal.gov

Tamatha Norman
Permit Clerk
tnorman@gulfshoresal.gov

Sherri Smith

Administrative Assistant
ssmith@gulfshoresal.gov

Hours
Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 4 p.m.