The Building Inspection Department is responsible for:
1. Issuing Building Permits.
2. Performing inspections on all building components, including structural, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and life safety.
3. Developing and enforcing environmental protection measures, such as stormwater and erosion control regulations.
Current Adopted Codes
Effective June 18, 2012
2012 International Building Code
2012 International Residential Code
2012 International Residential Code Appendix G
2012 City of Daphne Supplemental Code for Residential Structures in Addition to the International Residential Code 2012.
2012 International Fuel Gas Code
2012 International Mechanical Code
2012 International Plumbing Code
2011 National Electrical Code
Erosion and sediment control involves the implementation of site specific Best Management Practices (BMPs) to insure that sediment and construction debris do not leave construction sites. The City’s Site Containment Inspector is responsible for inspecting all permitted home and commercial sites in Daphne to ensure compliance. If a site has chronic non-compliance, the City can ticket the contractor and/or owner or issue a stop work order until site conditions reach compliance status.
Site Containment – Erosion Control Ordinance
Fees & Requirements
Checklist for Applying for Building Permits:
- 2 Sets of plans
- 1 plot plan
- Copy of water & sewer receipt
- Permit application
- Subcontractors list – must be turned in before permit is issued
- Subdivision approval letter, if required
- BMP Plan with Land Disturbance Permit Application
- On all inspections, a 48 hour notice is required
- When calling in an inspection you must have the following:
- Permit #
- Builder / Company Name
- Contact person & phone #
- Physical address of job site
- Lot #, unit # & subdivision
- Time needed
- Type of inspection
- 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
- 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 have to be stable before a certificate of occupancy will be issued.
Schedule of Fees:
- Click HERE for the latest ordinance and published fees.
Richard Merchant, CBO, CFM
Building Official – 251.621.3080
Donnie Lambeth, QCI
ICC Certified Residential Building Inspector – 251.621.3080
Ashley Campbell, CPESC
Environmental Programs Manager – 251.621.3080
Danny Dillard, QCI
Site Containment Inspector / Certified ICC Residential Building Inspector – 251.621.3080
Permit Technician – 251.621.3080
Office: 251.621.3080 / Fax: 251.621.3719
City of Daphne Building Inspection Department
1705 Main Street / P.O. Box 400
Daphne, Alabama 36526
7:00 am – 4:00 pm – Monday – Friday