The Orange Beach Building Department is responsible for accepting applications for construction, reviewing plans, issuing permits, and providing inspection services as required by the International Building Codes. The Building Department enforces the Building Codes and the city’s Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance.


All Building Department permit applications are processed through the Orange Beach Permit Portal. Within this portal, you may apply for permits, upload construction plans and other documents, check application review status, pay for permits, request inspections, and much more.

Information Center Service

Community Development serves as an information center for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood zone information and a permit information center for the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM).