Building Departments in Shelby County, Alabama

There are 3 Building Departments in Shelby County, Alabama, serving a population of 208,721 people in an area of 786 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 69,573 people, and 1 Building Department per 261 square miles.

In Alabama, Shelby County is ranked 18th of 67 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 5th of 67 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Shelby County Building Departments

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


Alabaster Building Department 10052 Alabama 119 Alabaster, AL

Hoover Building Department 2020 Valleydale Road Birmingham, AL

Shelby County Building Department 1134 County Services Drive Pelham, AL

About the Shelby County Building Department

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

Shelby County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Shelby 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.

Shelby County Residential Housing Units
 Shelby CountyAlabama
Total Housing Units85,0432,231,126
Occupied Housing Units76,868 (90.4%)1,856,695 (83.2%)
Shelby County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Shelby CountyAlabama
Single-Family Detached Homes58,316 (75.9%)1,314,735 (70.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes4,200 (5.5%)30,066 (1.6%)
2 Apartments520 (0.7%)37,112 (2.0%)
3 or 4 Apartments895 (1.2%)52,453 (2.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments2,073 (2.7%)78,262 (4.2%)
10 or More Apartments5,148 (6.7%)112,518 (6.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing5,716 (7.4%)231,549 (12.5%)
Shelby County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Shelby CountyAlabama
2014 or Later677 (0.9%)16,697 (0.9%)
2010 to 20133,399 (4.4%)65,238 (3.5%)
2000 to 200922,566 (29.4%)309,362 (16.7%)
1980 to 199935,337 (46.0%)623,897 (33.6%)
1960 to 197911,555 (15.0%)520,770 (28.0%)
1940 to 19592,415 (3.1%)229,024 (12.3%)
1939 or Earlier919 (1.2%)91,707 (4.9%)
Shelby County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Shelby CountyAlabama
1 Room241 (0.3%)17,634 (0.9%)
2 or 3 Rooms3,708 (4.8%)116,507 (6.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms19,877 (25.9%)649,372 (35.0%)
6 or 7 Rooms26,469 (34.4%)671,813 (36.2%)
8 or More Rooms26,573 (34.6%)401,369 (21.6%)
Shelby County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Shelby CountyAlabama
No Bedroom315 (0.4%)18,907 (1.0%)
1 Bedroom3,193 (4.2%)104,479 (5.6%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms46,790 (60.9%)1,348,415 (72.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms26,570 (34.6%)384,894 (20.7%)
Shelby County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Shelby CountyAlabama
With Complete Plumbing Facilities76,650 (99.7%)1,850,177 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities76,483 (99.5%)1,844,990 (99.4%)