The Planning and Zoning Department in coordination with the Planning Commission is responsible for carrying out the City’s Comprehensive Plan.  The Planning and Zoning staff conducts the administrative review of development plans, subdivision proposals, and zoning permits.  The department also administers the City’s Construction, Post Construction and Erosion and Sediment Control Plan.  All developments are required to follow the Alabama Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook for Construction Best Management Practices.  Lee County Building Inspections administers building permits for the City.


Alabama Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook

Zoning Ordinance

Accessory Structure Permit Application

Sign Permit Application

Home Occupation Permit

Variance Request

Conditional Use Request

Rezone Request

Construction, Post Construction, Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance

Stream Buffer Ordinance

Storm Water Design Manual – Draft available for review

Driveway Permit

Access Management Policy

Zoning Map

Subdivision Regulations

Territorial Jurisdiction Map – Extends three miles from corporate limits.

Site Plan Application – Required for all single lot construction.

Land Disturbance Permit – Required for all single lot construction and one-plus acreage development disturbance.

Need more information?

If you have additional questions, please call City Hall at 1-334-297-8771. City Hall is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The City of Smiths Station observes most Federal and State holidays.