Athens Building Department

Find Athens 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.


Athens City Planning Department 1600 West Elm Street Athens AL 35611 256-233-2224


Decatur City Building Department 402 Lee Street Northeast Decatur AL 35601 12.1 miles from Athens 256-341-4570

Huntsville Zoning 308 Fountain Circle Southwest Huntsville AL 35801 21.0 miles from Athens 256-564-8008

Madison County Permits 100 Northside Sq Huntsville AL 35801 21.0 miles from Athens 256-532-3731

Hartselle County Planning Department 200 Sparkman Street Northwest Hartselle AL 35640 23.1 miles from Athens 256-773-0188

Gurley City Building Department 235 Walker Street Gurley AL 35748 33.4 miles from Athens 256-776-3313

Muskegon Zoning 2010 Avalon Ave Muscle Shoals AL 35661 39.4 miles from Athens 256-386-9205

Florence City Planning Department 110 West College Street Florence AL 35630 41.2 miles from Athens 256-740-8806

Cullman Zoning 204 2nd Avenue Northeast Cullman AL 35055 41.9 miles from Athens 256-739-1212

Scottsboro Planning Department 316 South Broad Street Scottsboro AL 35768 52.5 miles from Athens 256-912-0502

About Building Departments

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.