Building Inspection

Responsibilities & Services

The City of Daphne Building Inspection Department is responsible for issuing building permits and performing inspections on all building components, such as:
  • Electrical
  • Life Safety
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Structural
  • Well
  • Email all permit applications and related documents to
  • Email all inspection request to Please include any specific inspection details. Inspection request received by noon will be scheduled for the following business day. Please specify in the email request if a later date is required.

Building Permits

NEW FEES EFFECTIVE AS OF OCTOBER 4, 2021- Ordinance 2021-51

Schedule of fees

Building Permits require completion and approval of a Building Permit Application. Please download the application here and return via email to

Current Adopted Codes 

Ordinance 2019-25

Commercial Codes

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2017 National Electrical Code
  • 2015 Commercial Energy Code

Residential Codes

  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 City of Daphne Supplemental Code for Residential Structures in Addition to the International Residential Code (Appendix A)
  • 2018 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code
  • 2015 Alabama Energy Code


Notice Re: FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps

New FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps are becoming effective in April 2019.  To find out if you are being impacted by these changes, please contact City of Daphne Building Inspection Department to speak with one of our Certified Floodplain Managers or view the updated maps here

BLDG INSP Floodplain Apr2019 v1