You generally need a permit to build a deck in Huntsville, Alabama unless it meets specific exemptions. Here’s a breakdown to help you decide:

  • Permit required: In most cases, you’ll need a permit. This applies to decks exceeding:

    • 24 inches from the ground
    • 108 square feet in size
    • Attachment to another building
  • Permit not required: A permit might not be necessary if your deck is:

    • Less than 24 inches high from the ground
    • No larger than 108 square feet
    • Freestanding (not attached to a building)

It’s important to confirm these details with the City of Huntsville Department of Inspection (Huntsville building permit) as regulations can change. They can also advise you on any zoning requirements that might apply.