Building Departments in Gulf Shores, Alabama

There are 2 Building Departments in Gulf Shores, Alabama, serving a population of 11,358 people in an area of 27 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 5,679 people, and 1 Building Department per 13 square miles.

In Alabama, Gulf Shores is ranked 7th of 776 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 12th of 776 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Gulf Shores Building Departments

Find Gulf Shores, Alabama building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Gulf Shores Building Department 205 Clubhouse Drive Gulf Shores, AL

Gulf Shores Zoning 205 Clubhouse Drive Gulf Shores, AL

About the Gulf Shores Building Department

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

Gulf Shores Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Gulf Shores 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.

Gulf Shores Residential Housing Units
 Gulf ShoresBaldwin County
Total Housing Units12,959110,023
Occupied Housing Units5,488 (42.3%)76,133 (69.2%)
Gulf Shores Occupied Residential Buildings
 Gulf ShoresBaldwin County
Single-Family Detached Homes3,172 (57.8%)56,229 (73.9%)
Single-Family Attached Homes174 (3.2%)970 (1.3%)
2 Apartments87 (1.6%)904 (1.2%)
3 or 4 Apartments279 (5.1%)2,121 (2.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments258 (4.7%)1,842 (2.4%)
10 or More Apartments1,392 (25.4%)5,542 (7.3%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing126 (2.3%)8,525 (11.2%)
Gulf Shores Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Gulf ShoresBaldwin County
2014 or Later57 (1.0%)1,189 (1.6%)
2010 to 201382 (1.5%)3,754 (4.9%)
2000 to 20092,688 (49.0%)22,080 (29.0%)
1980 to 19991,856 (33.8%)30,803 (40.5%)
1960 to 1979541 (9.9%)12,503 (16.4%)
1940 to 1959264 (4.8%)4,129 (5.4%)
1939 or Earlier-1,675 (2.2%)
Gulf Shores Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Gulf ShoresBaldwin County
1 Room-543 (0.7%)
2 or 3 Rooms580 (10.6%)5,148 (6.8%)
4 or 5 Rooms2,145 (39.1%)24,964 (32.8%)
6 or 7 Rooms1,720 (31.3%)29,194 (38.3%)
8 or More Rooms1,043 (19.0%)16,284 (21.4%)
Gulf Shores Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Gulf ShoresBaldwin County
No Bedroom26 (0.5%)613 (0.8%)
1 Bedroom396 (7.2%)4,140 (5.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms4,182 (76.2%)54,218 (71.2%)
4 or More Bedrooms884 (16.1%)17,162 (22.5%)
Gulf Shores Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Gulf ShoresBaldwin County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities5,488 (100.0%)76,011 (99.8%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities5,488 (100.0%)75,917 (99.7%)