Planning, Engineering & Permits  

Design Guidelines

Flood Protection Information

Permit Applications

Online Permit Inquiry

2007 Technical Code

Submittal for Building Plan Review Sheet

Urban Land Institute Panel Advisory Report - Downtown Birmingham

Standard Specifications for the Construction of Public Works Projects

Zoning Ordinance


William Gilchrist, DirectorDowntown Birmingham at Night
2nd Floor-City Hall
710 North 20th Street
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

>>Active List of Solicitations and/or Addenda (RFPS and Bids) for Public Works Projects

The Department of Planning, Engineering & Permits assists the citizens of Birmingham as they enhance their quality of life. We strive to reflect the community’s priorities in developing resources for a safe, pleasing and functional environment. The value, capacity and support of our citizens are the most critical resources with which we have to work. Moreover, it is our intent always to perform our duties under the guiding principles of service, practicality and integrity.City Workers

The Department of Planning, Engineering & Permits provides the following services to the public:
Capital Program Management
Planning, Zoning & Design
Permitting Services
Geographic Information
Building & Site Inspections
PEP Staff
In addition, the Department of Planning, Engineering & Permits advises the Mayor on strategic policies for the physical development of the City.

Birmingham City Center Master Plan Update (PDF)
>>Commercial Market Analysis
>>Residential Market Analysis
>>Transportation Analysis