Bessemer Building Department in Bessemer, Alabama

Popularity:#3 of 11 Building Departments in Jefferson County#26 of 64 Building Departments in Alabama#934 in Building Departments

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Bessemer Building Department
1800 3rd Avenue North
Bessemer, Alabama, 35020

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About the Bessemer Building Department

The Bessemer Building Department, located in Bessemer, Alabama, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

You may contact the Department of Buildings for questions about:
  • Jefferson County building codes and ordinances
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  • Zoning regulations and ordinances in Jefferson County, Alabama
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Bessemer Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Bessemer 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.

Bessemer Residential Housing Units
 BessemerJefferson County
Total Housing Units12,819306,110
Occupied Housing Units10,469 (81.7%)261,390 (85.4%)
Bessemer Occupied Residential Buildings
 BessemerJefferson County
Single-Family Detached Homes7,878 (75.3%)184,460 (70.6%)
Single-Family Attached Homes170 (1.6%)6,822 (2.6%)
2 Apartments552 (5.3%)4,178 (1.6%)
3 or 4 Apartments361 (3.4%)8,255 (3.2%)
5 to 9 Apartments648 (6.2%)16,470 (6.3%)
10 or More Apartments644 (6.2%)33,014 (12.6%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing216 (2.1%)8,191 (3.1%)
Bessemer Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 BessemerJefferson County
2014 or Later-2,051 (0.8%)
2010 to 2013190 (1.8%)6,443 (2.5%)
2000 to 2009902 (8.6%)32,713 (12.5%)
1980 to 19991,218 (11.6%)62,005 (23.7%)
1960 to 19793,925 (37.5%)83,082 (31.8%)
1940 to 19592,908 (27.8%)52,674 (20.2%)
1939 or Earlier1,326 (12.7%)22,422 (8.6%)
Bessemer Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 BessemerJefferson County
1 Room58 (0.6%)3,154 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms799 (7.6%)20,295 (7.8%)
4 or 5 Rooms4,060 (38.8%)87,101 (33.3%)
6 or 7 Rooms3,786 (36.2%)90,031 (34.4%)
8 or More Rooms1,766 (16.9%)60,809 (23.3%)
Bessemer Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 BessemerJefferson County
No Bedroom79 (0.8%)3,497 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom906 (8.7%)20,533 (7.9%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms8,083 (77.2%)184,031 (70.4%)
4 or More Bedrooms1,401 (13.4%)53,329 (20.4%)
Bessemer Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 BessemerJefferson County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities10,441 (99.7%)260,343 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities10,366 (99.0%)259,570 (99.3%)