Building Departments in Jefferson County, Alabama

There are 11 Building Departments in Jefferson County, Alabama, serving a population of 659,460 people in an area of 1,111 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 59,950 people, and 1 Building Department per 100 square miles.

In Alabama, Jefferson County is ranked 17th of 67 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 1st of 67 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Jefferson County Building Departments

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


Bessemer Building Department 1800 3rd Avenue North Bessemer, AL

Birmingham Planning and Permits Department 710 20th Street North Birmingham, AL

Birmingham Zoning 710 20th Street North Birmingham, AL

Gardendale Planning and Zoning Department 995 Mount Olive Road Gardendale, AL

Homewood Zoning 187 Citation Court Homewood, AL

Homewood Zoning 1850 19th Street Ensley Ensley, AL

Hoover Zoning 100 Municipal Drive Birmingham, AL

Hueytown Building Department 1318 Hueytown Road Hueytown, AL

USGSA Building Department in Birmingham 1800 5th Avenue North Birmingham, AL

Vestavia Hills Zoning 513 Montgomery Highway Vestavia Hills, AL

Vestavia Permits 513 Montgomery Highway Vestavia Hills, AL

About the Jefferson County Building Department

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

Jefferson County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Jefferson County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, 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, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Jefferson County Residential Housing Units
 Jefferson CountyAlabama
Total Housing Units306,1102,231,126
Occupied Housing Units261,390 (85.4%)1,856,695 (83.2%)
Jefferson County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Jefferson CountyAlabama
Single-Family Detached Homes184,460 (70.6%)1,314,735 (70.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes6,822 (2.6%)30,066 (1.6%)
2 Apartments4,178 (1.6%)37,112 (2.0%)
3 or 4 Apartments8,255 (3.2%)52,453 (2.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments16,470 (6.3%)78,262 (4.2%)
10 or More Apartments33,014 (12.6%)112,518 (6.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing8,191 (3.1%)231,549 (12.5%)
Jefferson County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Jefferson CountyAlabama
2014 or Later2,051 (0.8%)16,697 (0.9%)
2010 to 20136,443 (2.5%)65,238 (3.5%)
2000 to 200932,713 (12.5%)309,362 (16.7%)
1980 to 199962,005 (23.7%)623,897 (33.6%)
1960 to 197983,082 (31.8%)520,770 (28.0%)
1940 to 195952,674 (20.2%)229,024 (12.3%)
1939 or Earlier22,422 (8.6%)91,707 (4.9%)
Jefferson County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Jefferson CountyAlabama
1 Room3,154 (1.2%)17,634 (0.9%)
2 or 3 Rooms20,295 (7.8%)116,507 (6.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms87,101 (33.3%)649,372 (35.0%)
6 or 7 Rooms90,031 (34.4%)671,813 (36.2%)
8 or More Rooms60,809 (23.3%)401,369 (21.6%)
Jefferson County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Jefferson CountyAlabama
No Bedroom3,497 (1.3%)18,907 (1.0%)
1 Bedroom20,533 (7.9%)104,479 (5.6%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms184,031 (70.4%)1,348,415 (72.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms53,329 (20.4%)384,894 (20.7%)
Jefferson County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Jefferson CountyAlabama
With Complete Plumbing Facilities260,343 (99.6%)1,850,177 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities259,570 (99.3%)1,844,990 (99.4%)