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Building Inspections

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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.

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


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