Building Departments in Birmingham, Alabama

There are 5 Building Departments in Birmingham, Alabama, serving a population of 212,265 people in an area of 147 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 42,453 people, and 1 Building Department per 29 square miles.

In Alabama, Birmingham is ranked 40th of 776 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 29th of 776 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Birmingham Building Departments

Find Birmingham, Alabama building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


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

Birmingham Zoning 710 20th Street North Birmingham, AL

Hoover Building Department 2020 Valleydale Road Birmingham, AL

Hoover Zoning 100 Municipal Drive Birmingham, AL

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

About the Birmingham Building Department

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

Birmingham Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Birmingham 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.

Birmingham Residential Housing Units
 BirminghamAlabama
Total Housing Units112,7562,231,126
Occupied Housing Units90,149 (80.0%)1,856,695 (83.2%)
Birmingham Occupied Residential Buildings
 BirminghamAlabama
Single-Family Detached Homes54,525 (60.5%)1,314,735 (70.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,407 (1.6%)30,066 (1.6%)
2 Apartments1,844 (2.0%)37,112 (2.0%)
3 or 4 Apartments4,125 (4.6%)52,453 (2.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments8,500 (9.4%)78,262 (4.2%)
10 or More Apartments18,901 (21.0%)112,518 (6.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing847 (0.9%)231,549 (12.5%)
Birmingham Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 BirminghamAlabama
2014 or Later611 (0.7%)16,697 (0.9%)
2010 to 20131,688 (1.9%)65,238 (3.5%)
2000 to 20096,952 (7.7%)309,362 (16.7%)
1980 to 199914,636 (16.2%)623,897 (33.6%)
1960 to 197926,679 (29.6%)520,770 (28.0%)
1940 to 195925,853 (28.7%)229,024 (12.3%)
1939 or Earlier13,730 (15.2%)91,707 (4.9%)
Birmingham Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 BirminghamAlabama
1 Room2,028 (2.2%)17,634 (0.9%)
2 or 3 Rooms11,294 (12.5%)116,507 (6.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms35,457 (39.3%)649,372 (35.0%)
6 or 7 Rooms29,434 (32.7%)671,813 (36.2%)
8 or More Rooms11,936 (13.2%)401,369 (21.6%)
Birmingham Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 BirminghamAlabama
No Bedroom2,278 (2.5%)18,907 (1.0%)
1 Bedroom11,860 (13.2%)104,479 (5.6%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms66,492 (73.8%)1,348,415 (72.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms9,519 (10.6%)384,894 (20.7%)
Birmingham Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 BirminghamAlabama
With Complete Plumbing Facilities89,548 (99.3%)1,850,177 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities89,393 (99.2%)1,844,990 (99.4%)