Permits, Fees & Requirements

New Home Building Permit Application Checklist

  • Building Inspections New Construction Permit Application 4 Page Fill-in PDF
  • 2 sets of engineered plans
  • 1 property survey with plot plan
  • Truss specifications, if applicable
  • Construction Best Management Practices Plan (CBMPP)
  • ADEM (state land disturbance permit), if applicable
  • Subcontractors list (must be turned in before permit is issued)
  • Subdivision approval letter, if required
  • Copy of City of Daphne Business License
  • Copy of water and sewer receipt
  • Res check

General (Misc.) Building Permit Application Checklist

Schedule of Fees

***New fees effective October 4, 2021 Ordinance 2021-51*** Online Update in progress

OLD - View the Building Inspection Schedule of Fees here.

OLD - View the Building Inspection Schedule of Fees Calculation Example Sheet here.


Requirements for Requesting an Inspection

All inspection requests must be submitted via email to buildinginspections@daphneal.com

Building Inspections will be conducted within 48 business hours of receipt of the inspection request

The following information is required:

  • Contractor Name
  • Permit number
  • Contact person, phone number & email address
  • Subdivision, lot number & subdivision phase or unit number 
  • Physical address of job site
  • Type of inspection and/or location of specific area requested
  • Date requested
  • Time of day requested (morning or afternoon)

Additional Information Regarding Inspections & Permits

  • All permit cards must be visible from street
  • Signed contracts will be required on all new commercial and all residential and commercial renovations
  • Public Works requests that contractors do not block streets on garbage days
  • Along City streets right-of-ways, culvert permits are required by the Public Works Department
  • A container will be required on all construction job sites
  • Port-o-lets will be required on all construction job sites
  • A homeowner is not allowed to occupy a house until a final inspection and Certificate of Occupancy has been issued - failure to comply could result in a double permit fee or municipal offense ticket
  • All lot corner pins must be clearly visible for footing inspections - if site lines are not clearly visible, you will be required to clear the lines and string the lot
  • All disturbed areas on permitted sites must be stable before a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued
  • Demo permits require all utilities located and disconnected prior to permit issuance (call 811)

For information on piers, bulkheads, wetland permitting, or any other environmentally sensitive areas, contact Environmental Programs.