Jefferson County Building Departments

Search for Jefferson County AL building and zoning records. Building records include building plans, building code evaluations, building surveys, and building code violations, and zoning records include zoning violations, zoning boundaries, and zoning regulations.


Building Departments develop and enforce building codes to ensure the construction of safe buildings. The Building Department maintains building and zoning records, including design plans for construction and renovation projects, records on the current structures on any parcel, maps showing property lines, and permits issued by the department. They also keep records on a property's compliance with building codes, including building and zoning violations, as well as records of inspection reports. Many Building Departments provide online access to building records.

Bessemer Building Department Bessemer AL 1800 3rd Avenue North 35020 205-424-4060

Birmingham Planning and Permits Department Birmingham AL 710 20th Street North 35203 205-254-2478

Birmingham Zoning Birmingham AL 710 20th Street North 35203 205-254-2211

Gardendale Planning and Zoning Department Gardendale AL 995 Mount Olive Road 35071 205-631-1708

Homewood Zoning Ensley AL 1850 19th Street Ensley 35218 205-877-8600

Homewood Zoning Homewood AL 187 Citation Court 35209 205-332-6833

Hoover Zoning Birmingham AL 100 Municipal Drive 35216 205-444-7517

Hueytown Building Department Hueytown AL 1318 Hueytown Road 35023 205-497-0522

USGSA Building Department in Birmingham Birmingham AL 1800 5th Avenue North 35203 205-731-1755

Vestavia Hills Zoning Vestavia Hills AL 513 Montgomery Highway 35216 205-978-0101

Vestavia Permits Vestavia Hills AL 513 Montgomery Highway 35216 205-978-0125


Building Inspectors ensure that building construction is in compliance with building and zoning codes. They maintain documents on permits issued by the Building Department, including construction, relocation, demolition, and occupancy permits. Building Inspectors also keep approved and rejected building plans and blueprints, records on a property's compliance with building codes, and records on building and zoning violations and inspection reports. Many Building Inspectors make these building and zoning records available to the public online.

Birmingham Building Inspector Birmingham AL 710 20th Street North 35203 205-254-2211

Fultondale Building Inspector Fultondale AL 1210 Walker Chapel Road 35068 205-841-4481

Trussville Building Inspector Trussville AL 518 Main Street 35173 205-655-5483


Code Enforcement Departments ensure compliance with building and zoning codes for a county or local government. Code Enforcement Departments keep records on building code violations, zoning regulations, and zoning violations. They also maintain records on inspections, complaints filed against properties or businesses, violations issued by the department, and other local rules and regulations. The records maintained by the Code Enforcement Department are often available online.

Homewood Illinois Code Enforcement Birmingham AL 2850 19th Street South 35209 205-332-6831


Treasurers and Tax Collectors are responsible for the collection of property tax revenue. The Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector maintains and updates records on every parcel in the district, as well as maintaining certain building and zoning records. These records include building valuations, zoning boundaries, and building construction. Treasurers and Tax Collectors also keep documents on property taxes, including property tax assessments, defaults on property taxes, and tax liens. The office may also maintain information on property auctions and a property's prior liens or foreclosures. Many Treasurers and Tax Collectors provide online databases to access their records, including documents on building and zoning.

Jefferson - Bessemer Division County Revenue Commissioner's Office Bessemer AL 1803 3rd Avenue North 35020 205-481-4127

Jefferson - Birmingham Division Alabama Tax Collector's Office Birmingham AL 716 Richard Arrington Junior Boulevard North 35203 205-325-5500


Assessors evaluate the value of properties and parcels in order to determine property taxes. The Assessor's Office maintains current data on every property in the district, including inventories of parcels and structures, zoning boundaries, and the value of all the property in the jurisdiction. Assessors may also keep building and zoning records, such as reports from on-site inspections, maps of property lines and zones, and value assessments for building improvements. Many Assessor's Offices provide online access to their records, including documents on building and zoning.

Jefferson - Bessemer Division Revenue Commission Bessemer AL 1801 3rd Avenue North 35020 205-481-4125

Jefferson County Assessor Gardendale AL 651 Main Street 35071 205-716-1697