Development Services Department

Director: Derek C.S. Burr

General Information
The core functions of the Development Services Department include:

  • Stormwater Management Program
  • Zoning Administration & Enforcement (including Rezoning & Variance application processing)
  • Permitting
  • Subdivision Administration
  • Construction Plan Review & Processing;
  • Address Assignment and 911 Database support;
  • Environmental Quality Programs (administration of the County’s floodplain regulations)
  • GIS Mapping and historical research (aerial photography)

More Information:
The Jefferson County Development Services department maintains the official zoning map of Jefferson County. Only this office has the OFFICIAL zoning of unincorporated county property; zoning information obtained from ANY other source, including other County Departments, should be verified through our office before taking any kind of action.

Jefferson County Courthouse - Suite B200
716 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone Numbers:
Main Office: (205) 325-5321
Stormwater Hotline: (205) 325-5792
Dumping and Trash Issues: (205) 582-6555
Addressing: (205) 325-5174
Fax: (205) 325-5516

Regulations & Ordinances
Click here to visit our page of information about and copies of the Jefferson County regulations & ordinances.

Click here to visit our page with printable brochures, forms and other publications with information about Zoning, Dividing Property, Enforcement, Floodplain and other functions of Development Services.

Click on the links below to download PDF versions of these documents:


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