Due to Alabama's COVID-19 state of emergency, all Alabama Power lake offices and recreation sites are temporarily closed. Our focus is and will always be safety first and to maintain the well-being and health of our customers, employees and communities. Go here to learn more, including how you can still request permits.

Lakeshore Use Permit

Alabama Power’s shoreline managers strive to protect and enhance the scenic, recreational and environmental assets of the reservoirs we manage for the benefit of lake users and residents. The permitting process is one of the most important tools to manage flood conditions, protect recreational opportunities and enhance the quality of life for all lake residents and users.


If you’re looking to build or modify anything on the lakes listed, you will need a permit granting access. Select your lake for more information and fill out the form below to request your permit.

Note: Effective January 1, 2020, permit fees are increasing. Go here to view the updated fee structure. These fees have not increased in nearly 15 years, and the permit program helps protect and support the lakes we all love. If you submit your permit application prior to January 1, 2020, you will not be charged the updated fees. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Shoreline Management office near you.

Local Office (205) 555-1212

Request for Lakeshore Use Permit

  • Contact Information

  • ex.: 205-555-5555
  • Lake Front Property Information

  • Contractor Information

  • ex.: 205-555-5555