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Permits
Commercial
These requirements are for new construction, additions or alterations:
  • A copy of current state G and C License
  • Building construction must comply with architect of engineer design. Change orders must be submitted prior to inspection
  • Building drawings must be approved by the fire marshal prior to permit being issued
  • Commercial final must be performed by the city fire marshal, city engineer, and Inspection Department before a Certificate of Occupancy can be issued
  • Compaction results (if needed) to be turned in prior to any foundation or footing inspection
  • Landscape drawings detailed with tree and planting description must be turned in for planning commission approval prior to final inspection
  • Residential / commercial contractors and sub contractors must have a City of Calera business license prior to performing work
  • Site plan must be submitted to city engineer and approved prior to building application approval
  • Site plan to show water lines, gas lines, sewer lines, parking spaces, all signs, lift station if applicable, etc.
  • Topographic plan must show all elevation and drainage, etc.
  • Two sets of drawings with engineer or architect seal to include site plan, Topographic plan, plus complete building drawings with plumbing, HVAC, electrical, framing, and foundation, etc.
  • Complete Building Application

Note: Permits will be ready for pickup three weeks after submission.

Residential
  • These requirements are for new construction, additions or alterations.
  • Copy of Current Homebuilders License
  • Form surveys must be turned in before the final slab inspection inspection is done; this must be done by an engineer
  • One sets of drawings
  • Permit application completely filled out front and back
  • Plot plan stamped by an architect or engineer
  • Residential / commercial contractors and sub contractors must have a City of Calera business license prior to final inspector being called in; this will be checked
  • Signed copy from Health Department on installation acceptance of private sewage disposal systems at time of application submittal

Note: Permits will be ready for pickup 72 hours after submission. Proof of Utility Tap fees will be required at the time of purchase.