Land Development/Zoning

Development Services Department
Planning, Engineering, Permitting Division

Interim Director: Zhaleh McCullers

General Information
The core functions of the Development Services Planning, Engineering, Permitting Division include:

  • Comprehensive Planning & Program Development
  • Zoning Administration & Enforcement (including Rezoning & Variance application processing)
  • 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)

other divisions/functions of Development Services:

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 B-200
716 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone Numbers:
Main Office: (205) 325-5638
Addressing: (205) 325-5174
Fax: (205) 325-5224

Public Hearings
Click here to visit our page for upcoming P&Z, BZA and JCC meetings and Public Notices of amendments and changes to the Zoning Regulations.

Regulations & Ordinances
Click here to visit our page of information about and copies of the Jefferson County regulations relating to LP&DS functions.

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 - Planning, Engineering and Permitting.


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

2017 Calendar of Meetings

2017 Telecommunications Facilities Deadlines & Public Hearings

Attending a Meeting

LP&DS Fees

Jefferson County Web Map (includes zoning)

CAPture - Citizen Access Portal (parcel information)

Related Departments:
Environmental Services

Roads & Transportation

Jefferson County Dept of Health