Birmingham Building Department

Find Birmingham 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.


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

Hoover Building Department 2020 Valleydale Road Birmingham AL 35244 205-444-7522

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

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 5.3 miles from Birmingham 205-978-0101

Vestavia Permits 513 Montgomery Highway Vestavia Hills AL 35216 5.3 miles from Birmingham 205-978-0125

Homewood Zoning 187 Citation Court Homewood AL 35209 6.1 miles from Birmingham 205-332-6833

Gardendale Planning and Zoning Department 995 Mount Olive Road Gardendale AL 35071 8.6 miles from Birmingham 205-631-1708

Bessemer Building Department 1800 3rd Avenue North Bessemer AL 35020 12.5 miles from Birmingham 205-424-4060

Hueytown Building Department 1318 Hueytown Road Hueytown AL 35023 12.7 miles from Birmingham 205-497-0522

Shelby County Building Department 1134 County Services Drive Pelham AL 35124 16.9 miles from Birmingham 205-620-6610

Alabaster Building Department 10052 Alabama 119 Alabaster AL 35007 21.2 miles from Birmingham 205-664-6823

Springville City Zoning 151 INDUSTRIAL Dr Springville AL 35146 25.0 miles from Birmingham 205-467-2705

Cullman Zoning 204 2nd Avenue Northeast Cullman AL 35055 45.1 miles from Birmingham 256-739-1212

Northport Building Department 3500 McFarland Boulevard Northport AL 35476 49.9 miles from Birmingham 205-333-3027

Northport Planning Department 3500 McFarland Boulevard Northport AL 35476 49.9 miles from Birmingham 205-333-3002

Rainbow City Building Department 3700 Rainbow Dr Rainbow AL 35906 52.3 miles from Birmingham 256-413-1230

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.