The Permitting staff for the City of Hartselle ensures that all permits are issued correctly and in a timely manner. We serve as a liaison for everyone in the Building Department and direct questions, comments, and concerns to the appropriate individual.
Call 256-773-0188 to talk with the Building Department.
Other responsibilities include:
Accepts and processes construction plans for departmental reviews
Accepts and enters inspection requests
Answers general questions about permits and at what point one is required
Works closely with the Planning Department, Fire Department, Hartselle Utilities, and Joe Wheeler for plan review approvals and rejections
Verifies license requirements needed for each permit issued
Issues Certificates of Occupancy on residential and commercial structures
Permits are required for:
All new single family structures
New commercial structures
Additions to any structure (e.g., sun-rooms, attached and detached garages, etc.)
New storage buildings over 200 square feet
Most alterations including vinyl siding, window replacement, etc., require permits; a permit is not required for things such as interior painting and replacing carpet.
All electrical, plumbing, mechanical and gas work must be permitted.