The mission of the Planning and Development department is to support Andalusia’s motto, “A proud heritage; A progressive future” by providing growth for its citizens. We strive to attain superior customer service in matters relating to the revitalization of current buildings and new development. By doing this, we will ensure the beautification enhancement of our community.
We constantly strive to ensure that building codes for both commercial and residential structures are met; thus ensuring the safety of each and every resident.
The City of Andalusia requires a permit on various construction work done in the city limits of Andalusia. Here is a list of Permit Types:
- Building Permit - Residential
- Building Permit - Commercial
- Electrical Permit
- Plumbing Permit
- Mechanical Permit
- Sign Permit
- Swimming Pool Permit
- Emergency Alarm Permit
- Moving Permit
The City of Andalusia has a Zoning Ordinance in place which is part of the city's Code of Ordinances. For the purpose of this ordinance, the City of Andalusia is divided into zoning districts designated as follows:
- R-1 Residential District (Single Family)
- R-2 Residential District (Two-Family)
- R-3 Residential District (Multi-family)
- B-1 Business District (Local Shopping)
- B-2 Business District (Central of Business District)
- B-3 Business District (Highway Commercial)
- M-1 Light Industrial District
- M-2 General Industrial District
- AG-1 Agricultural District
Board & Committee over Zoning
The Planning Commission created on July 11, 1947. All zoning changes must originate with this commission. Once a request is made, the commission makes a ruling. If approved the request goes to the council for approval. If the commission declines the request, the petitioner may then go to the Board of Adjustments to appeal the commission's decision.
The Board of Zoning Adjustments was created November 9, 1945. This board interprets the city’s zoning ordinances. This is an autonomous board whose decisions are final. The board hears requests from citizens for zoning variances of all kinds.