Permits & Approvals

All shoreline related work requires a temporary construction permit from the Alabama Power Shoreline Management Office. This includes the construction and maintenance of non-habitable structures, as well as other ground-disturbing activity, on or near the shoreline of the lake, such as and similar to: piers, landings, boat docks, boathouses, boat ramps, gazebos, bank stabilization, dredging, landscape plantings, and re-grading.

You must contact the local Alabama Power Company Shoreline Management Office prior to beginning any construction on or within Project Lands and/or waters. A written permit must be obtained from Alabama Power Company before any construction begins. Verbal approval is not sufficient.

For more information on Alabama Power permitting click here or call 256.825.0053.

In addition Alabama Power may require written approval from your subdivision/development for the work to be performed. Please ask your AL Power representative if approvals are required for your property.

PERMIT ISSUANCE: Upon approval by Alabama Power Company and payment of the requisite permit fee, you will be issued a completed Permit and a temporary construction tag will be placed on your lot. You will have one year to complete construction. Once construction is complete, a representative of Alabama Power Company will take photographs of the structure, remove the temporary construction tag from your lot, and affix a permit tag to your structure that must remain on the structure for the life of the permit.

Certain residential developments have specific guidelines that are separate from Alabama Power, in which approval will be needed as well.