Building Department

Residential Requirements

All contractors and sub-contractors on residential projects must be licensed by the City of Troy.  Additionally, if the contract amount is $10,000.00 or more, the main general contractor must be licensed with the State of Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board located at 445 Herron Street, Montgomery, AL 36130; (334) 242 – 2230.

A City of Troy Business License may be obtained from the City Hall, Inspection Department located at 301 Charles W Meeks Ave.  (334) 670 – 6008.

New Homes: Permit is required.  Requires a set of construction plans to be approved with site plan showing required setbacks.  Review time is generally one (1) day.

Permit fees are .0025 of the estimated contract amount plus $5.00.

Additions: Permit is required.  Site and constructions plans must be submitted and approved before permit is issued.

Accessory Structures: Permit is required after approval from Building Official.  This includes but is not limited to: detached garages, carports, storage building, green houses, etc.

Mobile Homes: Permit is required.  Board of Adjustment approval is required before issuance of a permit for a location outside of a mobile home park.

Swimming Pools: Permit is required.

A building permit application may be obtained at the building permit office.  Contact: (334) 670 – 6008. It may also be viewed and downloaded by clicking here.

No work shall be done to any part of a building beyond the point required for each inspection.  It is the responsibility of the contractor to call for all required inspections (foundation, rough-in, final).

Commercial Requirements

Commercial Contractors with contracts exceeding $50,000.00 must be licensed as a State General Contractor and as a licensed contractor with the City of Troy.

The State of Alabama General Contractors Licensing Board is located at 2525 Fairlane Drive, Montgomery AL. 36116; (334) 272-5030.

A City of Troy Business License may be obtained at City Hall, located at 301 Charles W Meeks Ave; (334) 670 – 6008.  Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 till 12:00 and 1:00 till 5:00 P.M.

New Construction: All new construction or additions must be approved by the Building Official 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 Department for approval.  Review time is generally 15 to 20 working days.

Construction Alterations: Three (3) sets of plans showing floor plan and proposed alterations are required.  Plans may be required to be stamped by a licensed architect or engineer, as required by the code.

Contact Building Official Chuck Ingram for more information.

To request an inspection, contact (334) 670 – 6008, or 670 – 6010 with the address and permit number.  Request for an inspection requires a 4 hour notice.

No work shall be done to any part of a building beyond the point required for each inspection.  It is the responsibility of the contractor to call for all required inspections (foundation, rough-in, final).

A building permit application may be obtained at the building permit office.  Contact: (334) 670 – 6008 or also viewed and downloaded by clicking here.