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Building Inspections
56 Church Street, Mountain Brook

The Building Inspections department strives to provide the best possible service to our residents to assure protection of life, health and welfare in the City of Mountain Brook by enforcement of City codes and ordinances.

The Building Inspections department assists residents with all aspects of home improvement, remodeling and new construction projects. We assist contractors in obtaining City licenses and necessary permits. It is the responsibility of every contractor, plumber, electrician, heating and air contractor and irrigation contractor to obtain a permit before they begin work in the City of Mountain Brook. For your protection, we suggest you verify that your contractor has a permit to assure your project will be inspected for Code compliance.

Inspectors: Office hours will be 6:00a.m. until 4:30p.m. Monday though Thursday. Calls to schedule an inspection will be taken from 6:30a.m. until 8:00a.m.

Licensing and Permits: Administrative offices are open from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

One-Stop Development Guidance
Come chat with key city officials for preliminary feedback on your new business or multi-family proposal.  Officials in attendance each Monday morning consist of the Fire Marshal, the Building Official, the Revenue Examiner, the City Planner and the Zoning Administrator.  Guidance given may pertain to Fire/Life Safety Code, Building Code, Licensing, Zoning Code and Design Review.  Appointments are encouraged (contact Tammy Reid, 802-3810 or reidt@mtnbrook.org).  Appointments will be given priority; walk-ins are on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Meetings are from 8-9am on Monday mornings in Room A231.  Construction drawings are not required, but bring any preliminary plans that may illustrate the design intent and facilitate discussion.

Frequently Asked Questions... "Do I need a permit to..."

Current Building Code

Zoning Map (see below for Navigation tips) 

Navigation Tips: 

Click on "search for an address," then type in the address. 

Click on the subject parcel. An information window will display the zoning of the property and a link to the zoning ordinance, along with a variety of other property attributes.

**The online zoning map is provided as a convenience. Please contact the Department of Planning, Design, and Sustainability to verify current zoning.**

Zoning Code

Accessory Buildings, Fences, Swimming Pools

Underground Detention Ordinance
Adopted September 25, 2000

Stormwater Detention Ordinance
Adopted November 13, 2001

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit


SWMA 2016-17 Annual Report

Stormwater Controls:
Homeowner's Guide to Stormwater Pond Maintenance
Stormwater Wet Pond and Wetland Management Guidebook

Subdivision Regulations(adopted March 4, 2013) and associated Road Classifications Map

Doing Business in Mountain Brook
A step by step guide to opening a business in Mountain Brook.

Click HERE to download the Application for Land Disturbing Permit form