Building Departments in Montgomery, Alabama

There are 4 Building Departments in Montgomery, Alabama, serving a population of 200,761 people in an area of 160 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 50,190 people, and 1 Building Department per 39 square miles.

In Alabama, Montgomery is ranked 41st of 776 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 36th of 776 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Montgomery Building Departments

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


Alabama Building Department 770 Washington Avenue Montgomery, AL

Alabama State Permits 1409 Coliseum Boulevard Montgomery, AL

Montgomery County Permits 100 South Lawrence Street Montgomery, AL

Montgomery Planning Department 649 Monroe Street Montgomery, AL

About the Montgomery Building Department

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

Montgomery Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Montgomery 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.

Montgomery Residential Housing Units
 MontgomeryMontgomery County
Total Housing Units92,040103,967
Occupied Housing Units79,433 (86.3%)89,776 (86.4%)
Montgomery Occupied Residential Buildings
 MontgomeryMontgomery County
Single-Family Detached Homes56,449 (71.1%)64,603 (72.0%)
Single-Family Attached Homes2,224 (2.8%)2,255 (2.5%)
2 Apartments1,204 (1.5%)1,204 (1.3%)
3 or 4 Apartments3,811 (4.8%)3,833 (4.3%)
5 to 9 Apartments7,065 (8.9%)7,210 (8.0%)
10 or More Apartments6,918 (8.7%)7,194 (8.0%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,762 (2.2%)3,477 (3.9%)
Montgomery Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 MontgomeryMontgomery County
2014 or Later315 (0.4%)519 (0.6%)
2010 to 20131,337 (1.7%)2,696 (3.0%)
2000 to 200910,133 (12.8%)12,314 (13.7%)
1980 to 199925,157 (31.7%)28,996 (32.3%)
1960 to 197925,527 (32.1%)27,460 (30.6%)
1940 to 195912,258 (15.4%)12,909 (14.4%)
1939 or Earlier4,706 (5.9%)4,882 (5.4%)
Montgomery Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 MontgomeryMontgomery County
1 Room858 (1.1%)872 (1.0%)
2 or 3 Rooms6,917 (8.7%)7,287 (8.1%)
4 or 5 Rooms26,614 (33.5%)29,324 (32.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms29,576 (37.2%)33,504 (37.3%)
8 or More Rooms15,468 (19.5%)18,789 (20.9%)
Montgomery Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 MontgomeryMontgomery County
No Bedroom907 (1.1%)921 (1.0%)
1 Bedroom6,598 (8.3%)6,825 (7.6%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms54,413 (68.5%)60,854 (67.8%)
4 or More Bedrooms17,515 (22.1%)21,176 (23.6%)
Montgomery Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 MontgomeryMontgomery County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities79,022 (99.5%)89,322 (99.5%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities78,933 (99.4%)89,196 (99.4%)