Baldwin County Building Inspector in Fairhope, Alabama

Address and phone number for Baldwin County Building Inspector, a Building Inspector, at Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope AL.


Name
Baldwin County Building Inspector
Address
1100 Fairhope Avenue
Fairhope, Alabama, 36532
Phone
251-990-4641
Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

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About the Baldwin County Building Inspector

The Baldwin County Building Inspector, located in Fairhope, AL, ensures that building construction complies with Fairhope building codes and regulations. These building codes establish standards for constructing buildings, including design requirements, building material specifications, parking requirements, trade regulations for electrical and plumbing work, and natural disaster resistance. The Building Inspector also oversees inspections to ensure buildings meet code. The Building Inspector, sometimes called the Building Official, often works in the Fairhope Building Department.

You may contact the Building Inspector for questions about:
  • Fairhope building inspections
  • Building codes and violations in Fairhope, AL
  • Building permits and permitting process
  • The building inspection process
  • Filing a complaint about safety violations
  • Building, elevator, and fire code compliance in Alabama
Building Permits and the Permitting Process

Before beginning a construction or renovation project in Fairhope, the Building Inspector must approve the building plan and issue any required permits. These include construction, relocation, and demolition permits, which often require an inspection of the construction plan or site. The Building Inspector keeps records on permits, which may be available to the public.

Fairhope Construction & Plan Inspections

The Fairhope Building Inspector inspects new construction, renovations, and remodels. At the start of a project, the Building Inspector approves building plans and blueprints to ensure compliance with Baldwin County and Alabama building codes. The Building Inspector also monitors and inspects projects to ensure they follow approved plans and meet building code requirements. Inspections include mechanical, plumbing, and electrical inspections. Non-compliant projects can receive a building code violation notice from the Building Inspector, which may include a stop work order. At the conclusion of a project, the Building Inspector conducts a final inspection and issues an occupancy permit.

Fairhope Building Inspections

In addition to conducting inspections on construction, the Building Inspector also reviews existing structures in Fairhope to verify they meet occupancy requirements in the case of damage from a fire, a natural disaster, or an accident. The Building Inspector also oversees elevator inspections to monitor compliance with local code. In the case of a complaint or referral from Fairhope law enforcement, the Baldwin County Building Inspector conducts inspections of suspected safety violations. Contact the Building Inspector for more information about filing a complaint for suspected code violations.

Fire Inspections

In Baldwin County, the Building Inspector works with Fire Inspectors to ensure compliance with local fire codes. Fire inspections determine whether new construction meets code and also evaluates buildings after a fire causes damage.

Contact the Baldwin County Building Inspector

You may contact the Baldwin County Building Inspector by calling 251-990-4641, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Baldwin County Building Inspector, 1100 Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope, Alabama, 36532.