Jefferson County Building Department

Find Jefferson County Alabama building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections. Building Departments provide information on certificates of occupancy (CO), building codes, construction codes, inspections, safety, violations, permits, community planning, zoning laws, regulations, ordinances, maps, and land use.


Bessemer Building Department 1800 3rd Avenue North Bessemer AL 35020 205-424-4060


Birmingham Planning and Permits Department 710 20th Street North Birmingham AL 35203 205-254-2478

Birmingham Zoning 710 20th Street North Birmingham AL 35203 205-254-2211

Gardendale Planning and Zoning Department 995 Mount Olive Road Gardendale AL 35071 205-631-1708

Homewood Zoning 1850 19th Street Ensley Ensley AL 35218 205-877-8600

Homewood Zoning 187 Citation Court Homewood AL 35209 205-332-6833

Hoover Zoning 100 Municipal Drive Birmingham AL 35216 205-444-7517

Hueytown Building Department 1318 Hueytown Road Hueytown AL 35023 205-497-0522

USGSA Building Department in Birmingham 1800 5th Avenue North Birmingham AL 35203 205-731-1755

Vestavia Hills Zoning 513 Montgomery Highway Vestavia Hills AL 35216 205-978-0101

Vestavia Permits 513 Montgomery Highway Vestavia Hills AL 35216 205-978-0125

How much does a building permit cost?

Building permit fees vary significantly from one locality to another. The fees are usually based on the total cost of the project.

If I have been issued a building code violation, can I appeal?

Yes, a building code violation can be appealed. In most cases, a local board will hear building code appeals. An appeal should be filed as soon as possible, as some jurisdictions impose deadlines for submitting appeals. The appeals process may require a fee.

Can the Building Department recommend a local home improvement contractor?

Local Building Departments are generally reluctant to recommend specific contractors. However, many will provide a list of licensed contractors that serve the local area.