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  • 2019 Building Starts and Permits

  • Month

    Permits

    Valuations

    January 183 $26,124,837
    February 423 $38,393,569
    March 687 $57,365,948
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    Source: City of Montgomery Building Department

  • Typical Fees and Permits Typical Fees and Permits

    Permit/License/Approval Authority Description Time Frame Cost
    City of Montgomery Business License City of Montgomery License and Revenue Division Annual - Based on annual gross receipts. Fee is a sliding scale based on NAICS classification. 7 days Based upon gross receipts and NAICS classification. 
    Alabama Business License Montgomery County Business License Office Annual - Based on capital investment of facility 7 days Manufacturing operations over $1M: $301 Warehouse operations over $1M: $151
    Annexation of property into Montgomery City Limits (if currently outside of city limits) City of Montgomery Legal Department Property owner must submit petition to Montgomery City Clerk, accompanied by a property description and map of property to be annexed and its relation to city limits. Property or area must be contiguous to existing city limits. Annexation is approved by Montgomery City Council. Submit petition and documentation 2 weeks prior to monthly City Council meeting. No cost
    Rezoning
    (if required)
    City of Montgomery Planning Controls Division and Planning Commission Property owner must submit written request and include property address, current zoning and requested zoning to Planning Controls Division. Public hearing before Planning Commission, and if recommended for rezoning it will be scheduled for a public hearing before City Council (who issues final approval). Approximately 3.5-4 months 0-10 acres: $200
    11-50 acres: $225
    51 – 100 acres: $250
    100+ acres: $300
    Plus $125 for legal advertisement
    Site Platting Fee
    (if site has not previously been platted)
    City of Montgomery
    Planning Controls Division and Planning Commission
    Final approval is granted by Planning Commission, which meets monthly. As little as 45 days Based upon size of site
    Preliminary: $100, plus $1 per lot
    Final: $200, plus $5 per lot
    Site Development Fee City of Montgomery
    Planning Controls Division and
    Planning Commission
    Final approval is granted by Planning Commission, which meets monthly.
    This can be done simultaneously with Platting
    As little as 45 days $100
    Site Grading Permit City of Montgomery
    Building Department
    Grading permits are issued by the City
    A refundable security bond is required ($1000 per acre)
    Less than 30 days $400
    City Building Permit City of Montgomery Building Department Three copies of site plan must be submitted to the Montgomery Planning Commission Less than 30 days 1/2 of 1% total construction costs
    Alabama Construction Industry Craft Training Act Fee State of Alabama Paid to the State of Alabama for job training programs in building construction trades. Not applicable $1 per $1,000 of construction costs
    Air Permit Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Air permit application must be submitted to ADEM prior to construction of the applicable facility/process/equipment. Permit fee and processing time depends on permit type Dependent upon operating process of facility Dependent upon operating process of facility
    Construction Stormwater Permit ADEM Covers stormwater discharges related to construction activities 1-2 weeks $1,385
    Industrial General Permit ADEM Operating permit – covers stormwater discharges related to production operations 30-60 days $1,385
    State Indirect Discharge Permit ADEM Allows for discharge of process water to the local sanitary sewer 30-60 days $3,850