GUIDELINES, VARIANCES, PERMITS for Homes in Mobile Historic Districts
All exterior work to your historic home requires approval by the Architectural Review Board. Design guidelines can be obtained from the Mobile Historic District Commission.
If you are putting up a fence, addition, or any other kind of structure, you may also need to get a variance from the Land Use Section of the Urban Development Department (208-5895). Variances are only issued after an advertised public meeting allowing for input from area residents area residents for comment. The Land Use Section's Home Page also contains links and downloads about permits and codes for building, electrical, and plumbing work.
Once the historic and zoning hurdles are cleared, the City of Mobile requires all residents to obtain a permit for all work valued over $35. Please contact the City of Mobile for permit and penalty information.
Permits are required from the Department of Urban Forestry for removal of all but three species of scrap trees.
Live Oaks are a special case. A permit is required to prune one.
In all cases, an Urban Forest Ranger may come to your home to see what you're planning on doing and offer advice.
For more information, visit Urban Forestry's website or give them a call at 251-208-7896.
Dial 311 to contact the city government 24 hours a day 7 days a week regarding any issue including trash, litter, animal control, and ditches.
If your carrier cannot access 311, use 208-5311.
More info at: http://311.cityofmobile.org/311react/mainwelcome.aspx
Follow this link to Keep Mobile Beautiful's website for details about the Recycling Center
TRASH COLLECTION INFORMATION
Trash pick up in the Old Dauphin Way Historic District is on every other Monday. Each residence is limited to approx. 2 cubic yards (3 feet x 3 feet x 3 feet) or the equivalent of 15 bags. Larger quantities can be taken by residents to landfill or collected by the Public Works Dept. for a small charge. If your collection day falls on a holiday or you need more information, call the Trash Department at 208-2940.
As of Jan 1, 2017, see posted on the city website for our district's bi-weekly collection.
As of July, 2018, please check this site for your address and dates:
City ordinance prohibits:
Placement of trash at curbside more than 48 hours prior to the scheduled day of collection. Fine and court costs: $406.00.
Placement of trash on sidewalks, medians, or vacant lots.
Blowing or sweeping of grass or leaves into gutters or storm drains.
Residential trash is defined as limbs, old furniture, appliances, and junk. Yard trimmings and grass clippings should be composed, used as mulch or bagged for collection.
For pickup of small electronics, call 208-2940
Places of Worship
All Saints Episcopal Church
151 South Ann Street, 36604
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
50 South Ann Street, 36604
Central Presbyterian Church (USA)
1260 Dauphin Street, 36604
1007 Government Street
Dauphin Way United Methodist Church
Dauphin Way – Child Development Center
1507 Dauphin Street, 36604
First Baptist Church
FBC-Child Development Center
806 Government Street, 36602
First Christian Church
1419 Government Street, 36604
First Church of Christ, Scientist
1151 Dauphin Street, 36604
Government Street United Methodist Church
901 Government Street, 36604
Grace Lutheran Church (LCMS)
1356 Government Street, 36604
Living Word Christian Center
1401 Government Street, 36604
United Church of ChristAll Saints Chapel
151 Ann Street, Mobile, AL
Saint John's Episcopal
1707 Government Street, 36604
Saint Mary Catholic Church
St. Mary School
1453 Old Shell Road, 36604
Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama
Dauphin Way Lodge
1009 Dauphin Street, 36604
Springhill Avenue Temple
Congregation Sha'arai Shomayim
1769 Spring Hill Ave, 36607
Trinity Episcopal Church
1900 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36606
Thank you, Margaret Meagham for your
contribution to this page.
MHDC March 2017 Newsletter