The Planning & Zoning Division assists and serves citizens and developers with the land development process to ensure quality development in Orange Beach. Our division processes applications for site plan review, subdivisions, rezonings, planned unit developments, and variances. Also, our division administers the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, and Comprehensive Plan.

Overall Zoning Map

Planning Commission recommends Vacation Rental zoning changes to City Council

FAQ on proposed changes to Orange Beach Vacation Rental License (As of 1/22/2018)

Zoning Map showing RS-1, RS-2, RS-3, and MHS, where proposed vacation rental rules will apply, in yellow and orange. The Beach Overlay District, which planning staff is recommending be exempt, is shown outlined in red. (Updated on 1/23/2018)  

(RS = Single-family residential; MHS = Mobile Home Subdivision.)


Recommendation on Vacation Rentals, as of Jan. 4, 2018:

Planning staff's recommendation to City Council on the creation of Vacation Rental License and Allowable Districts

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Our Location

Orange Beach Planning & Zoning
4101 Orange Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL 36561
TEL: 251-981-2610
FAX: 251-981-3725