Jefferson County, Alabama

Planning Division


For information on the items on these meeting agendas please email All meetings are held in Room 270, on the second floor of the Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, Alabama.

Interpretation of the Sign Regulation

The current sign regulations (adopted February 9, 2017) allow for signs in commercial and industrial zones to be located on "any side of a building" so long as they meet other requirements as stipulated in the regulations.  Continue reading..


Regular Meetings

View the 2021 Meetings Calendar

Applications accepted by Jefferson County are processed in the order they are received. Applications shall be moved to the next available public hearing when the application has been found sufficient, all legal public notices completed and the staff report is finalized. Depending upon the date of your application, the quality of the information provided and the complexity of the request it may take up to three (3) months for your application to be heard at a regularly scheduled public hearing. 


Other Resources

Adopted Map Amendment to the Comprehensive Plan 

Zoning Amendment Application Process Flow chart 

Value Of Planning - Planning fundamentals for public officials and engaged citizens