Florence City Planning Department in Florence Alabama

Address and phone number for Florence City Planning Department, a Building Department, at West College Street, Florence AL.


Name
Florence City Planning Department
Address
110 West College Street, Florence, Alabama, 35630
Phone
256-740-8806

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About the Florence City Planning Department

The Florence City Planning Department, located in Florence, 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:
  • Lauderdale County building codes and ordinances
  • Building and construction permit searches
  • Lauderdale County building violations, appeals, complaints, and fines
  • Building information searches and property records
  • Zoning regulations and ordinances in Lauderdale County, Alabama
  • Contractor license searches
  • Building and site inspection records
Lauderdale County Property Records

Lauderdale County, Alabama public property records are available for request from the Building Department. These public records include building records and inspection logs, complaints, building and construction permits and permit violations.

Building Codes

The Lauderdale County Building Department is involved in establishing building code, planning and zoning in Lauderdale County, AL. A review board is usually responsible for adopting the building code. The DOB provides training and certification of building inspectors who implement the code at the county level through inspections. The Building Dept may also conduct inspections of county department buildings and facilities.

Lauderdale County Building & Construction Permits

Building Departments are responsible for implementing and enforcing Lauderdale County building code, as well as any locally adopted standards and regulations related to building construction including zoning laws. Building Departments enforce the building code by reviewing design plans in advance of construction and inspecting buildings during and after construction to verify code compliance as well as issuing building permits. Before a building may be occupied, it must be issued a permit by the Department's building inspector.

Building Safety & Maintenance

The Building Department may also inspect buildings following a fire or other damage in order to determine whether the structure is safe to occupy. In cases where severe damage or neglect has made a building unsafe for occupancy, the Lauderdale County DOB has the power to condemn the building. The Dept of Buildings is also tasked with enforcing local property maintenance codes and zoning ordinances.

Contact the Florence City Planning Department

You may contact the Building Department by calling 256-740-8806, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Florence City Planning Department, 110 West College Street, Florence, Alabama, 35630