The Building Department is located within City Hall. Eric Self serves as the Building Official and Melissa Lowery is the Administrative Assistant. The responsibilities of the Building Department include (but are not limited to) all building permits and licensing procedures, conducting inspections, zoning and annexation information and requests, maintain subdivision regulations, business license for contractors, signage requirements, etc. Any zoning and codes adopted by the City are available at this office. For any questions contact Eric or Melissa at (256) 571-7564.
*Remodel/Alteration of Commercial Buildings will require Stamped Drawings and a Life Safety Plan. Approval of both will be needed prior to Permit being issued.
Alabama Department of Transportation Permits & Information
ALDOT Permits Including Outdoor Advertising
Short Term Rentals
Short Term Rental (STR) Permits apply to the short term rental of dwellings in districts zoned residential in the city limits. These regulations do not apply in districts in which commercial lodging is permitted. “Short Term Rental” (STR) means the rental of a dwelling unit for less than 30 consecutive days per rental period and the rental unit itself. City of Guntersville Ordinance No. 1097 explains the rules and regulations pertaining to STRs. You can download the STR packet below with instructions on the application process. For more information call (256) 571-7560.