Building Departments in Huntsville, Alabama

There are 2 Building Departments in Huntsville, Alabama, serving a population of 190,501 people in an area of 213 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 95,250 people, and 1 Building Department per 106 square miles.

In Alabama, Huntsville is ranked 43rd of 776 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 44th of 776 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Huntsville Building Departments

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


Huntsville Zoning 308 Fountain Circle Southwest Huntsville, AL

Madison County Permits 100 Northside Sq Huntsville, AL

About the Huntsville Building Department

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

Huntsville Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Huntsville 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.

Huntsville Residential Housing Units
 HuntsvilleAlabama
Total Housing Units90,8562,231,126
Occupied Housing Units81,296 (89.5%)1,856,695 (83.2%)
Huntsville Occupied Residential Buildings
 HuntsvilleAlabama
Single-Family Detached Homes53,931 (66.3%)1,314,735 (70.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,553 (1.9%)30,066 (1.6%)
2 Apartments1,427 (1.8%)37,112 (2.0%)
3 or 4 Apartments4,574 (5.6%)52,453 (2.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments6,962 (8.6%)78,262 (4.2%)
10 or More Apartments11,606 (14.3%)112,518 (6.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,243 (1.5%)231,549 (12.5%)
Huntsville Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 HuntsvilleAlabama
2014 or Later1,563 (1.9%)16,697 (0.9%)
2010 to 20135,243 (6.4%)65,238 (3.5%)
2000 to 200911,219 (13.8%)309,362 (16.7%)
1980 to 199921,346 (26.3%)623,897 (33.6%)
1960 to 197929,083 (35.8%)520,770 (28.0%)
1940 to 195910,701 (13.2%)229,024 (12.3%)
1939 or Earlier2,141 (2.6%)91,707 (4.9%)
Huntsville Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 HuntsvilleAlabama
1 Room1,103 (1.4%)17,634 (0.9%)
2 or 3 Rooms9,056 (11.1%)116,507 (6.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms24,970 (30.7%)649,372 (35.0%)
6 or 7 Rooms24,062 (29.6%)671,813 (36.2%)
8 or More Rooms22,105 (27.2%)401,369 (21.6%)
Huntsville Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 HuntsvilleAlabama
No Bedroom1,196 (1.5%)18,907 (1.0%)
1 Bedroom8,755 (10.8%)104,479 (5.6%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms50,186 (61.7%)1,348,415 (72.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms21,159 (26.0%)384,894 (20.7%)
Huntsville Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 HuntsvilleAlabama
With Complete Plumbing Facilities81,175 (99.9%)1,850,177 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities80,734 (99.3%)1,844,990 (99.4%)