Commercial development includes all uses other than one and two family residential structures. Development permits are required for all new structures and sites, redevelopments, renovations/additions, changes of use classification, tenant improvements, and commercial build-outs. Commercial developments are reviewed for compliance with the City of Prattville Development Codes and Fire Codes.
The permit review process for Commercial Developments is conducted by the Prattville Building and Planning Departments. Reviews for new projects, significant redevelopments, and additions are initiated with the Planning Department. Reviews for changes in occupancy class, interior renovations, and build-outs are initiated with the Building Department. All permits for and inspections of Commercial Developments are handled by the Building Department.
New Commercial Sites/Structures, Additions, and Redevelopments: The Planning Department serves as the initial point of contact for the review of new commercial developments, building additions and redevelopments. In compliance with Section 10 of the Prattville Zoning Ordinance, development plans are submitted to the Planning Department and distributed to other participating departments for review. Staff comments are collected for the various city departments and returned to the applicant in writing. Initial reviews must be completed within forty-five (45) days after a receipt of a complete submission. Review submissions for new commercial structures and sites must include the City Commercial Development Application and the items listed on the Commercial Development Submission Requirements. Once approved for permit, developments are transferred to the Building Department for permitting and inspection during construction. Pre-submission conferences are welcome and encouraged.
Interior Renovations, Tenant Improvements, Changes of Use, and Build-outs: The Building Department serves as the initial point of contact for the review of interior renovations, tenant improvement, changes of use and build outs. Plans are submitted to the Building Department and distributed to other participating departments for review. Staff comments are collected for the various city departments and returned to the applicant in writing. Initial reviews must be completed within forty-five (45) days after a receipt of a complete submission. Review submissions for interior renovations, tenant improvements, changes of use and build outs must include the city Commercial Building Permit Application. Once approved for permit, the Building Department will issue a permit and explain the inspection process for the project. Pre-submission conferences are welcome and encouraged.
For additional information or questions concerning the City of Prattville commercial development process contact:
Prattville Land Development Codes
Building and Related Codes
Fire Prevention Code
Flood Prevention Code
Public Works Manual
Restaurant Grease Trap Requirements
Sanitary Sewer Impact Fees
Zoning Ordinance - Site and Parking Lot Landscaping Standards
Zoning Ordinance - Sign Regulations