Building Codes, Permits, and Inspections

Permits are required for all construction activities covered by the Prattville Building and Development Codes (Chapters 26 and 105, Code of Ordinances of the City of Prattville). Residential (one and two family) developments require a basic application and review following the process listed below. Commercial, industrial and multi-family projects follow the process detailed in Commercial Projects.

The Prattville Building and Related Codes are administered by the Prattville Building Department. Plans for all construction projects other than new commercial, industrial and multi-family projects are accepted for review by the Building Department. Permitting and inspections for all projects are performed by the Building Department. Inquiries regarding the building code, permitting, or the inspection process may be directed to .



Adopted Building and Related Codes

The City of Prattville Building Department enforces the following code editions for the safety and well-being of the entire Prattville community.

Important! Information regarding the adoption of the 2021 Building and Residential Codes.  The 2021 International Residential Code becomes effective 01 December 2022, all other codes become effective 01 July 2022.

The City of Prattville building code can be found in Chapter 105 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Prattville. Building construction and alteration must follow these standard codes:

Copies of the standard codes are available for review in the Building Department offices at 102 West Main Street. Full copies of the codes may be obtained from the International Code Council or the National Fire Protection Association.

Amendments: Chapter 105 contains several local amendments adapting the standard codes to local conditions. Local amendments are contained in Section 105-24.



Request for building and related permits are submitted on forms/applications provided by the Building Department. Forms are fillable. Once completed, print and bring with you to Building Department in the City Hall Annex, 102 West Main Street.



All building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and zoning inspections are scheduled through the Building Department.

  • Request for inspections received before 5:00 p.m. will be scheduled for the next business day.
  • If received before 10:00 a.m., the following inspections will be completed in the same day requested:
    • foundation footing,
    • slab/foundation,
    • plumbing foundation, and
    • sewer tap/replacement.

To schedule an inspection, call (334) 595-0400 or e-mail . Inspections requested by e-mail or voice-mail are not scheduled unless confirmed by telephone or e-mail response by Building Department personnel.

The following information is required when requesting inspections by telephone or by e-mail:

  • Job address
  • Contractor business name
  • Inspection type
  • City permit number
  • Contact name and telephone

All Stormwater BMPs must be in place to pass an inspection.