Building Departments in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

There are 2 Building Departments in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, serving a population of 204,424 people in an area of 1,322 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 102,212 people, and 1 Building Department per 660 square miles.

In Alabama, Tuscaloosa County is ranked 26th of 67 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 20th of 67 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Tuscaloosa County Building Departments

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


Northport Building Department 3500 McFarland Boulevard Northport, AL

Northport Planning Department 3500 McFarland Boulevard Northport, AL

About the Tuscaloosa County Building Department

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

Tuscaloosa County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Tuscaloosa 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.

Tuscaloosa County Residential Housing Units
 Tuscaloosa CountyAlabama
Total Housing Units89,4192,231,126
Occupied Housing Units71,507 (80.0%)1,856,695 (83.2%)
Tuscaloosa County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Tuscaloosa CountyAlabama
Single-Family Detached Homes47,958 (67.1%)1,314,735 (70.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes913 (1.3%)30,066 (1.6%)
2 Apartments1,437 (2.0%)37,112 (2.0%)
3 or 4 Apartments2,852 (4.0%)52,453 (2.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments3,840 (5.4%)78,262 (4.2%)
10 or More Apartments7,381 (10.3%)112,518 (6.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing7,126 (10.0%)231,549 (12.5%)
Tuscaloosa County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Tuscaloosa CountyAlabama
2014 or Later854 (1.2%)16,697 (0.9%)
2010 to 20133,655 (5.1%)65,238 (3.5%)
2000 to 200915,390 (21.5%)309,362 (16.7%)
1980 to 199923,535 (32.9%)623,897 (33.6%)
1960 to 197918,137 (25.4%)520,770 (28.0%)
1940 to 19597,598 (10.6%)229,024 (12.3%)
1939 or Earlier2,338 (3.3%)91,707 (4.9%)
Tuscaloosa County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Tuscaloosa CountyAlabama
1 Room661 (0.9%)17,634 (0.9%)
2 or 3 Rooms5,638 (7.9%)116,507 (6.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms28,941 (40.5%)649,372 (35.0%)
6 or 7 Rooms22,642 (31.7%)671,813 (36.2%)
8 or More Rooms13,625 (19.1%)401,369 (21.6%)
Tuscaloosa County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Tuscaloosa CountyAlabama
No Bedroom743 (1.0%)18,907 (1.0%)
1 Bedroom5,078 (7.1%)104,479 (5.6%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms49,950 (69.9%)1,348,415 (72.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms15,736 (22.0%)384,894 (20.7%)
Tuscaloosa County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Tuscaloosa CountyAlabama
With Complete Plumbing Facilities71,384 (99.8%)1,850,177 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities71,238 (99.6%)1,844,990 (99.4%)