How can I request an inspection with the City of Pelham?
  • The contractor that holds the permit is required to call in for inspections. 
  • Requests must be made by 4:00 p.m. the day before the inspection is needed.
  • There is a $50.00 first re-inspection fee for all inspections that are set up but not ready at said time and have to be rescheduled. Costs increase to $75.00 for a second re-inspection and $100.00 for a third re-inspection. This also applies to inspections that do not pass and have to be rescheduled. Your City of Pelham Building Permit Card has to be located on your job site in a waterproof enclosure and visible from the front of the structure being built. Failure to display your building permit card as outlined will result in no inspection and a $50.00 re-inspection fee. This permit card will reflect the status of your job; if the inspector signs and dates the approval of the inspection, continue with work or call 205.620.6495 and ask about the status of the inspection. If the inspection is turned down, the contractor will be charged a re-inspection fee, and the inspector will call the contractor to advise what needs to be fixed. All contractors are given ten (10) business days to pay for re-inspection fees. All re-inspection fees must be paid before a final inspection can be scheduled. 

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1. What codes are currently adopted by the City of Pelham?
2. How much will my permit cost?
3. How many sets of plans are required for construction?
4. What is the time frame when submitting plans to obtaining building permit?
5. Is a contractor required to be certified by the contractor's board to do commercial construction?
6. Do trades/subcontractors need their own permit?
7. I am a subcontractor working under a General Contractor/Home Builders permit. What do I need to submit to obtain my trade permit?
8. How can I request an inspection with the City of Pelham?
9. Does the City of Pelham have a landscaping ordinance?
10. Is there a permit required for signage?
11. I received a stop work order - now what?
12. My business is moving into a new building, what do I need to do? How do I get my water turned on?
13. Do I need a business license for my mobile food unit?
14. How do I get a garage sale permit? How much are they? How far in advance can I apply for one? Where can I place my signs?