Planning and Economic Development

The City of Opp currently offers property for both retail and industrial development. At this time, there are open spaces within the city’s industrial parks located on the southern bypass to accommodate any size project. Both parks are development ready with most services and infrastructure currently available.

The planning commission is authorized and empowered to make and adopt a Comprehensive Plan for the physical development of the city, including any areas outside its boundaries which, in the commission’s judgment, bear relation to the planning of the City of Opp. Such plan, with the accompanying maps, plats, charts and descriptive matter, shall show the commission’s recommendations for the development of such territory, including among other things the general location, character, and extent of streets, playgrounds, parks, and other public ways, grounds and open spaces, the general location of public buildings and other public property, and the general location and extent of public utilities and terminals, whether publicly or privately owned or operated, for water, light, sanitation, transportation, communication, power, and other purposes; also the removal, relocation, widening, narrowing, vacating, abandonment, change of use or extension of any of the foregoing ways, grounds, open spaces, buildings, property, utilities, or terminals as well as a zoning plan for the control of the height, area, bulk, location and use of the buildings and premises.

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Currently the City of Opp offers a building that is ready for occupancy and expansion.

The City of Opp perfectly located to provide logistical advantages for the aerospace, various manufacturing, distribution, and construction industries. Situated just twenty miles north of the Florida Panhandle and served by major East/West and North/South corridors, Opp provides an affordable location for any size business seeking a return on their investment.

The Planning Board is hereby authorized and empowered to exercise all powers and do all things authorized to such Planning Board by section 11-52-6 et seq., Code of Alabama 1975, as amended, as it may deem necessary for its work. The Planning Board is also authorized and empowered to exercise all powers and to do all things authorized to such Planning Board by such law, and to exercise such control as it authorized under such law with reference to subdivision of unimproved property.

Opp is able to provide alternatives for any business or industry requiring readily available workforce and ample space to expand/develop. We encourage entrepreneurship and pride ourselves on a strong work ethic that represents the strength of South Alabama.

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Jason Bryan, MPA, AICP
City of Opp Planner
(334) 493-4572

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Building Permits

It shall be unlawful for any person to commence the construction of any building or the plumbing (including gas work) or electrical wiring of any building or the re-plumbing or re-wiring of any building within the city without having first obtained from the city a building permit.

The permit and inspection fees prescribed in the building code are deleted, and the following sentence inserted: “For the issuance of a building permit and the inspection to be made by the building inspector of the city, such person shall pay to the city a fee of fifteen dollar fee ($15.00) for the first $1000.00, plus the sum of $4.50 for each additional $1000.00 of the contract price for construction or plumbing. Electrial permits are a minimum of $50.00 for a 200 amp service, and increase as the number of amps increase. 

The following codes, current edition, are hereby adopted by reference as though they were copied herein fully:

  1. International Code Council codes, including:
    1. 2012 International Building Code
    2. 2012 International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings
    3. 2012 International Property Maintenance Code
    4. 2012 International Plumbing Code
    5. 2012 International Mechanical Code
    6. 2012 International Existing Building Code
  2. National Fire Protection Association codes, including:
    1. National Electric Code
    2. Life Safety Code
    3. National Fire Codes

Any matter in such codes which are contrary to any existing ordinance of the city shall prevail and, to that extent any such existing ordinance to the contrary is hereby repealed in that respect only.

Within such codes when reference is made to the duties of certain officials named therein that designated official in the city who has duties corresponding to those of the named official in such codes shall be deemed to be the responsible official insofar as enforcing the provisions of such codes are concerned.

Certificate of Occupancy

Click the links below to open and print a permit application for building and/or electrical work:

Building Permit/Electrical Permit

City of Opp, Alabama