Building Departments in Fairhope, Alabama

There are 3 Building Departments in Fairhope, Alabama, serving a population of 19,561 people in an area of 13 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 6,520 people, and 1 Building Department per 4 square miles.

In Alabama, Fairhope is ranked 8th of 776 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 4th of 776 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Fairhope Building Departments

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


Baldwin County Building Department 1100 Fairhope Avenue Fairhope, AL

Baldwin County Planning and Zoning Department 20555 Bishop Road Fairhope, AL

Fairhope Building Department 555 South Section Street Fairhope, AL

About the Fairhope Building Department

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

Fairhope Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Fairhope 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.

Fairhope Residential Housing Units
 FairhopeBaldwin County
Total Housing Units8,540110,023
Occupied Housing Units7,139 (83.6%)76,133 (69.2%)
Fairhope Occupied Residential Buildings
 FairhopeBaldwin County
Single-Family Detached Homes5,904 (82.7%)56,229 (73.9%)
Single-Family Attached Homes156 (2.2%)970 (1.3%)
2 Apartments17 (0.2%)904 (1.2%)
3 or 4 Apartments110 (1.5%)2,121 (2.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments160 (2.2%)1,842 (2.4%)
10 or More Apartments451 (6.3%)5,542 (7.3%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing341 (4.8%)8,525 (11.2%)
Fairhope Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 FairhopeBaldwin County
2014 or Later92 (1.3%)1,189 (1.6%)
2010 to 2013485 (6.8%)3,754 (4.9%)
2000 to 20092,218 (31.1%)22,080 (29.0%)
1980 to 19992,078 (29.1%)30,803 (40.5%)
1960 to 19791,304 (18.3%)12,503 (16.4%)
1940 to 1959740 (10.4%)4,129 (5.4%)
1939 or Earlier222 (3.1%)1,675 (2.2%)
Fairhope Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 FairhopeBaldwin County
1 Room24 (0.3%)543 (0.7%)
2 or 3 Rooms295 (4.1%)5,148 (6.8%)
4 or 5 Rooms1,928 (27.0%)24,964 (32.8%)
6 or 7 Rooms2,925 (41.0%)29,194 (38.3%)
8 or More Rooms1,967 (27.6%)16,284 (21.4%)
Fairhope Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 FairhopeBaldwin County
No Bedroom24 (0.3%)613 (0.8%)
1 Bedroom310 (4.3%)4,140 (5.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms4,628 (64.8%)54,218 (71.2%)
4 or More Bedrooms2,177 (30.5%)17,162 (22.5%)
Fairhope Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 FairhopeBaldwin County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities7,139 (100.0%)76,011 (99.8%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities7,129 (99.9%)75,917 (99.7%)