Birmingham Planning and Permits Department in Birmingham, Alabama

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Birmingham Planning and Permits Department Contact Information

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Birmingham Planning and Permits Department
710 20th Street North
Birmingham, Alabama, 35203

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About the Birmingham Planning and Permits Department

The Birmingham Planning and Permits Department, located in Birmingham, 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
  • Building and construction permit searches
  • Jefferson County building violations, appeals, complaints, and fines
  • Building information searches and property records
  • Zoning regulations and ordinances in Jefferson County, Alabama
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  • Building and site inspection records

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
 BirminghamJefferson County
Total Housing Units112,756306,110
Occupied Housing Units90,149 (80.0%)261,390 (85.4%)
Birmingham Occupied Residential Buildings
 BirminghamJefferson County
Single-Family Detached Homes54,525 (60.5%)184,460 (70.6%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,407 (1.6%)6,822 (2.6%)
2 Apartments1,844 (2.0%)4,178 (1.6%)
3 or 4 Apartments4,125 (4.6%)8,255 (3.2%)
5 to 9 Apartments8,500 (9.4%)16,470 (6.3%)
10 or More Apartments18,901 (21.0%)33,014 (12.6%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing847 (0.9%)8,191 (3.1%)
Birmingham Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 BirminghamJefferson County
2014 or Later611 (0.7%)2,051 (0.8%)
2010 to 20131,688 (1.9%)6,443 (2.5%)
2000 to 20096,952 (7.7%)32,713 (12.5%)
1980 to 199914,636 (16.2%)62,005 (23.7%)
1960 to 197926,679 (29.6%)83,082 (31.8%)
1940 to 195925,853 (28.7%)52,674 (20.2%)
1939 or Earlier13,730 (15.2%)22,422 (8.6%)
Birmingham Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 BirminghamJefferson County
1 Room2,028 (2.2%)3,154 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms11,294 (12.5%)20,295 (7.8%)
4 or 5 Rooms35,457 (39.3%)87,101 (33.3%)
6 or 7 Rooms29,434 (32.7%)90,031 (34.4%)
8 or More Rooms11,936 (13.2%)60,809 (23.3%)
Birmingham Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 BirminghamJefferson County
No Bedroom2,278 (2.5%)3,497 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom11,860 (13.2%)20,533 (7.9%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms66,492 (73.8%)184,031 (70.4%)
4 or More Bedrooms9,519 (10.6%)53,329 (20.4%)
Birmingham Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 BirminghamJefferson County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities89,548 (99.3%)260,343 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities89,393 (99.2%)259,570 (99.3%)