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Rainbow City
building department


Address

3700 Rainbow Drive
Rainbow City, AL 35906

Building Department


The Building Department is responsible for inspecting all new residential and commercial construction and renovations to ensure code compliance. It also inspects existing properties to ensure compliance with the housing code and to maintain healthy, sanitary, and safe living conditions.
Joel Garmon

Joel Garmon

Building Official

jgarmon@rbcalabama.com

(256) 413 - 1230

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John Jayroe

Building Inspector

jjayroe@rbcalabama.com

(256) 413 - 1240

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Michael Bolton

Nuisance & Abatement Officer

mbolton@rbcalabama.com

(256) 413 - 1283

Heather Hill

Heather Hill

Building Administrative Assistant

build@rbcalabama.com

(256) 413 - 1245

Planning Commission meets the 4th Tuesday of every month in council chambers at 3:30 p.m.

Board of Adjustment meetings are scheduled as required. To request an adjustment, e-mail build@rbcalabama.com

Commercial/Industrial Development Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month in 2nd floor conference room at 4:30 p.m.

Building Permits


If you are planning an improvement project around your home or any construction renovation to your business, company or multifamily dwelling, feel free to contact the Building Department to see if a building permit is required. Any permits issued by our Building Department will be permitted under the 2015 International Code and 2014 Electrical Code.

Some examples of when a building permit is required are as follows:

  • Building or installing: Patios, driveways, concrete service walks, deck or patio covers, chimneys, garages, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning supply or exhaust systems, swimming pools, tool or storage sheds.
  • Adding or changing: Rooms, dormers, bay windows or other wall openings, water heaters or other plumbing, furnaces or other parts of heating systems, circuits or other parts of electrical systems, closing in a screened porch, garages to livable areas.
  • Repairing or replacing: Roofing, siding, termite damage, porches, existing stone, brick or concrete, interior wall coverings of restaurants, and outside wall coverings.
  • Changing the use of a building: Example: changing from a retail store to a restaurant or from a single-family residence to any commercial property. These changes of use groups may require the building to have a fire suppression system installed.
  • As of April 11, 2022, the City of Rainbow City requires that roofers obtain a roofing permit.

Public Notice

Beginning July 1, 2016, any permits issued by our Building Department will be permitted
under the 2015 International Code and 2014 Electrical Code.

Applications


Land Disturbance Application

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Swimming Pool Permit Application

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Home Builders Affadivit

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Land Disturbance Permit Requirements

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Rental Inspection Checklist

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Short Term Rental Packet

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Variance Application

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HVAC Permit Application

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Nuisance Abatement – Complaint Form

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Mobile Food Truck Fire Safety Checklist

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Sign Permit Application

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Plumbing Permit Application

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Electrical Permit Application

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Site Plan Checklist

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Building Permit Application

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Rezoning Application

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Contractor Schedule

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Stormwater-AR Control

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Ordinances


Zoning Ordinance No. 360

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Nuisance Ordinance 565-Dangerous Structures

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Rental Inspection Ordinance

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Short Term Rental Ordinance

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Ordinance No. 559-Permit Fees

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Mobile Food Truck Ordinance

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Zoning Map 2019-2020

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Subdivision Regulations

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Ordinance 546 Nuisance Abatement-Signed

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Ordinance No. 537-Flood Ordinance

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