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Permit & License Applications

Updated: Sep 9, 2021
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Please be advised that we have revised our permit application and submission process in response to the recent Coronavirus Epidemic. Please take a moment to visit the link below and review our new protocol.
City of Birmingham Building Department COVID-19 Response

The City of Birmingham offers online permit applications for most permits via our online platform, BS&A.  For instructions on applying online or to submit an online application,  follow the links below.

BS&A ONLINE INSTRUCTIONAL    COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT APPLICATIONS

Please review all permit and license applications before submitting for review.  All construction-related permit applications, and any required supporting materials, must be submitted prior to any work being completed. For questions regarding construction-related permits, please contact the Community Development Department at 248.530.1850. All permit applications must be submitted with all required items.  Incomplete applications will be returned.  The Clerk's Office will answer any questions you may have about additional requirements, including timelines for submission. Additional forms are available on our Forms and Payments page. Contact the Clerk's Office at 248.530.1880.
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Construction Related & Building Department Permits20 documents

  • DEMOLITION PERMIT
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  • WATER FEE VERIFICATION
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  • BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION
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    Building Permit (Submit to Building Dept.)
  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT APPLICATION
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    Electrical Permit (Submit to Building Dept.)
  • FENCE PERMIT APPLICATION
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    Fence Permit (Submit to Building Dept.)
  • MECHANICAL PERMIT APPLICATION
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    Mechanical Permit (Submit to Building Dept.)
  • PLUMBING PERMIT APPLICATION
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    Plumbing Permit (Submit to Building Dept.)
  • OBSTRUCTION PERMIT APPLICATION
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    Obstruction Permit (Submit to Engineering Dept.)
  • RIGHT OF WAY PERMIT APPLICATION
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    Right of Way Permit (Submit to Engineering Dept.)
  • SIDEWALK PERMIT APPLICATION
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    Sidewalk Permit (Submit to Engineering Dept.)
  • SIGN PERMIT APPLICATION
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    Sign Permit (Submit to Building Department)
  • SITE EVALUATION APPLICATION
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    Site Evaluation Application (Submit to Building Dept.)
  • SOIL EROSION SEDIMENTATION PERMIT
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    Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Permit (Submit to Engineering Dept.)
  • SPECIAL TREATMENT PERMIT APPLICATION
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    Special Treatment Permit (Submit to Engineering Dept.)
  • STORM WATER RUNOFF APPLICATION
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    Stormwater Runoff Permit (Submit to Engineering Dept.)
  • TENT PERMIT APPLICATION
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    Tent Permit (Submit to Building Dept.)
  • UTILITY RIGHT OF WAY APPLICATION
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    Utility Right of Way Permit (Submit to Engineering Dept.)
  • VACANT PROPERTY REGISTRATION APPLICATION
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    Vacant Property Registration Application (Submit to Building Dept.)
  • WATER & SEWER PERMIT APPLICATION
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    Water & Sewer Permit (Submit to Building Depart.)
  • ZONING COMPLIANCE PERMIT APPLICATION
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    Zoning Compliance Permit (Submit to Building Dept.)

Business Licenses & Permits5 documents

  • Auction/Estate Sale License
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    Auction/Estate Sale Application (Submit to the City Clerk's Office)
  • Initial Merchants Application
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    New Business License (Submit to the City Clerk's Office)
  • LANDLORD LICENSE APPLICATION REV
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    Landlord License Application (Submit to the Building Dept.)
  • Outdoor Dining/Platform Application
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    Outdoor Dining License (Submit to the City Clerk's Office)
  • Peddling/Soliciting/Vendor Application
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    Commercial Vendor License (Submit to the City Clerk's Office)

SLUP Applications3 documents

  • SLUP - General
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  • SLUP - Bistro
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  • SLUP - Economic Development
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Other Permit & License Applications3 documents

  • Special Event Permit Application
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  • Film Permit Application
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    Film Permit (Submit to Planning Dept.)
  • Pet License Registration Form
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    Pet License Registration Form (Submit to the City Clerk's Office)