Planning & Safety Division

The city of Alabaster Fire Department Planning and Safety Division is established to ensure the safeguarding of the citizens of Alabaster regarding public health, safety and general welfare through aggressive implementation and enforcement of the Codes adopted by the city encompassing hazards that may be imposed on the built environment.

Responsibilities


In order to facilitate the functions of the Alabaster Fire Department Planning and Safety Division, a staff of highly trained individuals is tasked with this endeavor. Their responsibilities include:
  • Overseeing the building permit process for all construction, from new to renovations, within the jurisdiction of the City of Alabaster; both residential and commercial.
  • Additionally, they are responsible for the planning and zoning coordinates of all proposed projects for the city of Alabaster, both residential and commercial, prior to the permitting phase.
  • Safety is a paramount issue with the Department while performing the prescriptive tasks of inspections.

Adopted Building Codes


The City of Alabaster has adopted the following codes which are enforced by the Department of Building Safety:
  • 2009 International Building Code as published by the International Code Council including Appendices A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I , J and K.
  • 2009 International Residential Code as published by the International Code Council including Appendices A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, M, N, O, P and Q with specific amendments as Exhibit “C”.
  • 2009 International Fire Code as published by the International Code Council including Appendices A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, and J with specific amendments as Exhibit “E”.
  • 2009 Life Safety Code (National Fire Protection Association 101) as published by the National Fire Protection Association including annex A, B, and D.
  • 2009 International Plumbing Code as published by the International Code Council including Appendices A, B, C, D, E, F, and G with specific amendments as Exhibit “B”.
  • 2009 International Fuel Gas Code as published by the International Code Council including Appendices A, B, and C with specific amendments as Exhibit “D”.
  • 2009 International Mechanical Code as published by the International Code Council including Appendices A and B.
  • 2009 International Existing Building Code as published by the International Code Council including Appendices A and B.
  • 2011 National Electrical Code with amendments

Alabaster City Ordinances


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