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Local Licenses and Permits

City of Montgomery Business License

The fee is based on the first year’s projected gross receipts. The fee is a sliding scale based on 2007 NAICS classification.

City of Montgomery License and Revenue Division
25 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
334-241-2036

Montgomery County / State of Alabama Business License

The fee is based on the first year’s projected gross receipts. The fee is a sliding scale based on 2007 NAICS classification.

Montgomery County Business License Office
101 S. Lawrence Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
334-832-1248

City of Montgomery Development Fee

Development of land requires approval of the Montgomery Planning Commission. This takes approximately 45 days and requires a $50 application fee. Platting of the property, with approval of the Montgomery County Commission, is required for a $750 fee.

City of Montgomery Planning Controls Department
25 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
334-625-2722

City of Montgomery Building Permit

All new construction or additions must be approved by the Planning Commission prior to issuing the permit. Three (3) complete sets of plans stamped by an architect or engineer licensed by the state of Alabama have to be submitted to the building plans coordinator for approval. Review time is generally three (3) to five (5) days.

Costs:
Within City limits: 1/2 of 1% of total construction costs (.005)
Within police jurisdiction: 1/4 of 1% of total construction costs (.0025)

City of Montgomery Building Department
25 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
334-241-2072

Environmental Permitting

Because the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) has authority to issue permits required by all major federal environmental laws, Alabama can offer one-stop permitting. ADEM has established a Permit Coordination and Development Center (PCDC) that facilitates the permitting process by coordinating communications, conferences and other administrative functions between and applicant and ADEM.

Typical Fee/Permit Cost
Construction Storm Water General Permit $1,155
Industrial Storm Water General Permit $1,155
State Indirect Discharge (SID) Permit $3,210 – $3,645
Well Permit (if used as potable water) $3,095
Air Permit
Minor Source Construction Permit
or Major for PSD Permit
$5,000 – $15,000
$30,000 – $100,000
Notification of Regulated Waste Activity $150 annually

ADEM Montgomery Office
1400 Coliseum Blvd.
Montgomery, AL 36110

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