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Commercial Permits
All contractors must be licensed by the City of Hoover. Additionally, a contractor / sub-contractor performing any construction work of $50,000 or more must be licensed by the State of Alabama.

Prior to constructing new commercial buildings and additions to commercial buildings in Hoover, the following items must be submitted to the Building Inspections Department:
  • Completed building permit application
  • Completed land disturbing application, if applicable
  • Erosion bond in the amount of $3,000 per acre of land disturbed (or portion thereof)
  • Landscape bond in the amount of 110% of landscape contract
  • Plans and plot plan stamped by architectural committee if applicable (Greystone, Meadowbrook, Lake Cyrus, Ross Bridge)
  • Plot plan
  • Septic or sewer approval
  • Five sets of landscape plans - additions will not require this unless required parking spaces for the building will be increased by 10% or more)
  • Two sets of building plans and five sets of civil drawings (engineered drawings and stamped by an Alabama architect if the structure is over 2,500 sq. ft.)

Prior to performing interior tenant improvement work in Hoover, the following items must be submitted to the Building Inspections Department:
  • Completed building permit application
  • If the tenant space and/or building is over 2,500 sq. ft., drawings must be stamped by an Alabama architect
  • Landlord approval for construction if such construction is to take place within the Riverchase Galleria
  • Septic or sewer approvals, if applicable
  • Two complete sets of plans

Fees & Other Information
The Commercial Building Permit Fee is $6 per $1,000 of the total contract amount. For new buildings only, 25% of the total fee payable is due at the time that the application is submitted for plan review. This amount will be credited towards the total permit fee due when and if the building permit is issued.

Beginning October 1, 2016, an additional fee of $1.00 per $1,000 of authorized construction cost is collected, as required by the State of Alabama, to be used to fund the Construction Industry Craft Training (CICT) Program. (View Notice)

An erosion bond is required to remain on file up to one year after completion of the project.

A landscape bond may be required to remain on file up to one year after completion of the project.

A certified post-foundation survey is required prior to scheduling any rough inspections. Construction should be discontinued until the survey has been reviewed and approved by the Building Inspections Department.

Additional Information
For additional information call 205-444-7586.