Building Departments in Opelika, Alabama

There are 3 Building Departments in Opelika, Alabama, serving a population of 29,372 people in an area of 60 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 9,790 people, and 1 Building Department per 19 square miles.

In Alabama, Opelika is ranked 13th of 776 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 20th of 776 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Opelika Building Departments

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


Lee County Building Department 909 Avenue A Opelika, AL

Opelika Building Department 700 Fox Trail Opelika, AL

Opelika Zoning 700 Fox Trail Opelika, AL

About the Opelika Building Department

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

Opelika Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Opelika 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.

Opelika Residential Housing Units
 OpelikaAlabama
Total Housing Units13,2982,231,126
Occupied Housing Units11,905 (89.5%)1,856,695 (83.2%)
Opelika Occupied Residential Buildings
 OpelikaAlabama
Single-Family Detached Homes7,697 (64.7%)1,314,735 (70.8%)
Single-Family Attached Homes301 (2.5%)30,066 (1.6%)
2 Apartments593 (5.0%)37,112 (2.0%)
3 or 4 Apartments417 (3.5%)52,453 (2.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments566 (4.8%)78,262 (4.2%)
10 or More Apartments862 (7.2%)112,518 (6.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,469 (12.3%)231,549 (12.5%)
Opelika Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 OpelikaAlabama
2014 or Later93 (0.8%)16,697 (0.9%)
2010 to 2013520 (4.4%)65,238 (3.5%)
2000 to 20092,266 (19.0%)309,362 (16.7%)
1980 to 19993,334 (28.0%)623,897 (33.6%)
1960 to 19793,601 (30.2%)520,770 (28.0%)
1940 to 19591,248 (10.5%)229,024 (12.3%)
1939 or Earlier843 (7.1%)91,707 (4.9%)
Opelika Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 OpelikaAlabama
1 Room565 (4.7%)17,634 (0.9%)
2 or 3 Rooms821 (6.9%)116,507 (6.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms4,665 (39.2%)649,372 (35.0%)
6 or 7 Rooms3,416 (28.7%)671,813 (36.2%)
8 or More Rooms2,438 (20.5%)401,369 (21.6%)
Opelika Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 OpelikaAlabama
No Bedroom565 (4.7%)18,907 (1.0%)
1 Bedroom771 (6.5%)104,479 (5.6%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms8,115 (68.2%)1,348,415 (72.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms2,454 (20.6%)384,894 (20.7%)
Opelika Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 OpelikaAlabama
With Complete Plumbing Facilities11,887 (99.8%)1,850,177 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities11,877 (99.8%)1,844,990 (99.4%)