Inspections and Zoning

100 Alabama Ave. NW.
Fort Payne, AL 35967

Office Access is from the
rear of the new City Hall
on Forest Ave. NW.

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday, 7 AM – 4 PM
Closed for lunch from 12 PM to 1 PM

The Inspections and Zoning Department is in charge of processing all construction and zoning permit requests and maintaining current zoning ordinances and subdivision regulations for the City of Fort Payne.

Construction permits required in Fort Payne include general building permits  and permits for the repair, installation, and/or addition of any gas, mechanical-gas, plumbing, or electrical fixtures.  All work must be in compliance with standard codes and the laws and ordinances of the State of Alabama and the City of Fort Payne and cannot begin until a permit is issued.  All work is also required to be inspected while in progress.

With regards to zoning permits, the Planning Commission will consider the petition, hear any discussion, review the facts in the context of existing zoning and ordinances, and, if it so deems, make a favorable recommendation for rezoning to the City Council.  In that event, a public hearing before the City Council must be advertised for two consecutive weeks at least 15 days prior to the hearing.  The City Council will then hear public comment and make its decision to rezone or not. If a rezoning ordinance is adopted, it must be advertised one time before the new zoning takes effect.

For downloadable applications see the links to the right.