Building Departments in Etowah County, Alabama

There are 2 Building Departments in Etowah County, Alabama, serving a population of 103,132 people in an area of 536 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 51,566 people, and 1 Building Department per 267 square miles.

In Alabama, Etowah County is ranked 8th of 67 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 7th of 67 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Etowah County Building Departments

Find Etowah County, Alabama building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Gadsden Planning and Zoning Department 90 Broad Street Gadsden, AL

Rainbow City Building Department 3700 Rainbow Dr Rainbow, AL

About the Etowah County Building Department

Building Departments in Etowah 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 Etowah 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:
  • Etowah County, Alabama building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Etowah County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Etowah County, AL zoning laws and requirements

Etowah County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Etowah County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Etowah County Residential Housing Units
 Etowah CountyAlabama
Total Housing Units47,7052,244,462
Occupied Housing Units38,777 (81.3%)1,860,269 (82.9%)
Etowah County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Etowah CountyAlabama
Single-Family Detached Homes30,654 (79.1%)1,318,605 (70.9%)
Single-Family Attached Homes191 (0.5%)30,251 (1.6%)
2 Apartments614 (1.6%)37,623 (2.0%)
3 or 4 Apartments922 (2.4%)52,509 (2.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments1,301 (3.4%)78,374 (4.2%)
10 or More Apartments1,321 (3.4%)113,418 (6.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing3,774 (9.7%)229,489 (12.3%)
Etowah County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Etowah CountyAlabama
2014 or Later315 (0.8%)30,141 (1.6%)
2010 to 2013904 (2.3%)70,948 (3.8%)
2000 to 20094,613 (11.9%)307,304 (16.5%)
1980 to 199910,444 (26.9%)618,734 (33.3%)
1960 to 197911,640 (30.0%)516,746 (27.8%)
1940 to 19597,703 (7,703.0%)226,374 (226,374.0%)
1939 or Earlier3,158 (8.1%)90,022 (4.8%)
Etowah County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Etowah CountyAlabama
1 Room222 (0.6%)18,357 (1.0%)
2 or 3 Rooms30,380 (78.3%)1,341,593 (72.1%)
4 or 5 Rooms13,459 (34.7%)644,541 (34.6%)
6 or 7 Rooms15,882 (41.0%)670,416 (36.0%)
8 or More Rooms7,570 (19.5%)409,561 (22.0%)
Etowah County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Etowah CountyAlabama
No Bedroom240 (0.6%)19,884 (1.1%)
1 Bedroom1,606 (4.1%)105,813 (5.7%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms30,380 (78.3%)1,341,593 (72.1%)
4 or More Bedrooms6,551 (16.9%)392,979 (21.1%)
Etowah County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Etowah CountyAlabama
With Complete Plumbing Facilities38,658 (99.7%)1,853,472 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities38,574 (99.5%)1,848,444 (99.4%)