Baldwin County Building Department

Find Baldwin 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.


Baldwin County Building Department 1100 Fairhope Avenue Fairhope AL 36532 251-990-4641


Baldwin County Planning and Zoning Department 22070 Alabama 59 Robertsdale AL 36567 251-580-1655

Baldwin County Planning and Zoning Department 20555 Bishop Road Fairhope AL 36532 251-990-4623

Bay Minette City Building Department 301 D'Olive Street Bay Minette AL 36507 251-580-1631

Daphne City Planning Department 1705 Main Street Daphne AL 36526 251-621-3184

Fairhope Building Department 555 South Section Street Fairhope AL 36532 251-928-8003

Gulf Shores Building Department 205 Clubhouse Drive Gulf Shores AL 36542 251-968-1150

Gulf Shores Zoning 205 Clubhouse Drive Gulf Shores AL 36542 251-968-1164

Robertsdale Zoning 22647 Racine Street Robertsdale AL 36567 251-947-8955

About the Baldwin County Building Department

Building Departments in Baldwin County, AL are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Baldwin County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Baldwin County, Alabama building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Baldwin County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Baldwin County, AL zoning laws and requirements
Baldwin County Public Property Records

The Department of Buildings makes public records available upon request including building and property records, construction permits, inspection reports and logs, violations, complains and zoning ordinances.

Building Code Enforcement

Baldwin County Building Departments create and enforce building, planning and zoning regulations. The DOB enforces these codes through inspections and levies fines and fees for buildings that are not in compliance with local law. The Office also provides training and certification for building inspectors who enforce local law through building inspections.

Baldwin County, Alabama Building & Construction Permits

Building Departments in Baldwin County are tasked with enforcing local building codes as well as any zoning and planning standards required by state laws and statutes. The Department reviews construction and design plans prior to construction and awards permits to legal construction projects. Baldwin County building inspectors ensure construction and buildings are in compliance of building code before, during and after construction has been completed. Building Departments also inspect new construction prior to occupancy is permitted and award certificates of occupancy to buildings that meet requirements.

Building Safety & Maintenance

Baldwin County Building Departments routinely inspect buildings and structures in Alabama to ensure they are in compliance of local code and safe for occupancy. The Department inspects buildings after damage due to fire, natural disaster or whenever damage may render a structure unsafe to occupy. If a building is determined unsafe for occupancy, inspectors have the authority to condemn buildings until improvements are made.