Building Departments in Lee County, Alabama

There are 5 Building Departments in Lee County, Alabama, serving a population of 156,597 people in an area of 608 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 31,319 people, and 1 Building Department per 121 square miles.

In Alabama, Lee County is ranked 4th of 67 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 2nd of 67 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Lee County Building Departments

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


Auburn City Permits 171 North Ross Street Auburn, AL

Auburn City Planning and Zoning Department 171 North Ross Street Auburn, AL

Lee County Building Department 909 Avenue A Opelika, AL

Opelika Building Department 700 Fox Trail Opelika, AL

Opelika Zoning 700 Fox Trail Opelika, AL

About the Lee County Building Department

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

Lee County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Lee 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.

Lee County Residential Housing Units
 Lee CountyAlabama
Total Housing Units67,0872,231,126
Occupied Housing Units59,001 (87.9%)1,856,695 (83.2%)
Lee County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Lee CountyAlabama
Single-Family Detached Homes34,204 (58.0%)1,314,735 (70.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,550 (2.6%)30,066 (1.6%)
2 Apartments3,163 (5.4%)37,112 (2.0%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,427 (2.4%)52,453 (2.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments2,728 (4.6%)78,262 (4.2%)
10 or More Apartments6,307 (10.7%)112,518 (6.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing9,622 (16.3%)231,549 (12.5%)
Lee County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Lee CountyAlabama
2014 or Later1,020 (1.7%)16,697 (0.9%)
2010 to 20134,809 (8.2%)65,238 (3.5%)
2000 to 200914,150 (24.0%)309,362 (16.7%)
1980 to 199922,409 (38.0%)623,897 (33.6%)
1960 to 197911,598 (19.7%)520,770 (28.0%)
1940 to 19593,566 (6.0%)229,024 (12.3%)
1939 or Earlier1,449 (2.5%)91,707 (4.9%)
Lee County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Lee CountyAlabama
1 Room1,682 (2.9%)17,634 (0.9%)
2 or 3 Rooms5,591 (9.5%)116,507 (6.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms22,084 (37.4%)649,372 (35.0%)
6 or 7 Rooms18,263 (31.0%)671,813 (36.2%)
8 or More Rooms11,381 (19.3%)401,369 (21.6%)
Lee County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Lee CountyAlabama
No Bedroom1,715 (2.9%)18,907 (1.0%)
1 Bedroom3,351 (5.7%)104,479 (5.6%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms41,376 (70.1%)1,348,415 (72.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms12,559 (21.3%)384,894 (20.7%)
Lee County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Lee CountyAlabama
With Complete Plumbing Facilities58,833 (99.7%)1,850,177 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities58,722 (99.5%)1,844,990 (99.4%)