The Planning and Zoning Department issues building permits, handles annexations, and ensures proper land use. The department is also responsible for inspecting new construction, additions, renovations etcetera to ensure building code compliance. The addressing database for the City is maintained by Planning and Zoning and new addresses are issued from this office when necessary. Before buying property or beginning construction of any type, owners should contact the building inspector.
The Planning & Zoning Department operates under the Subdivision Rules and Regulations as well as the Land Use Regulations. We encourage anyone to contact the Planning & Zoning Department prior to buying property, building, renovating, etcetera in order to ensure City Zoning and Code Compliance.
Prior to moving a mobile home into the City Limits of Pell City, you will need to verify zoning of property, and obtain the appropriate permits.
Signs are regulated as well through the City Zoning Ordinance, which must be approved and proper permitting is required prior to installation.
You can obtain information regarding the flood plains from the Planning and Zoning Department.