Department of Transportation

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BDOT Overview



The City of Birmingham Department of Transportation strives to develop and maintain a safe and efficient transportation system with multiple options for every user. Our efforts support and connect walkable, vibrant communities throughout the city.

We are working to ensure that the City of Birmingham’s transportation system promotes a high quality of life, a healthy environment, and strong economic vitality.


Key Initiatives

Apply for a Permit

Report a Problem



  BDOT Programs        



Speed Cushion

       Traffic Calming   


On-Demand (Via)


Public Space Permits




 Essential Services          



Street Maintenance




BDOT Responsibilities

The City of Birmingham Department of Transportation (formerly Department of Traffic Engineering) is responsible for:

  • Planning and designing the transportation system
  • Permitting for the transportation system
  • Engineering, analyzing, and planning the signal system
  • Maintaining traffic signals
  • Maintaining street lighting
  • Maintaining road signs and markings
  • Inspecting and planning paving, sidewalks, bridges, and tunnels
  • Managing the on-street parking system throughout the city


BDOT is always trying to find people that have a strong work ethic, great attitude, and lively passion for multimodal transportation. The hiring process for the City of Birmingham is administered by the Personnel Board of Jefferson County. You can see active job postings by checking their website at   


Career Opportunities


Get in Touch


City Hall

710 20th Street N., 9th Floor
Birmingham, AL 35203


Operations Shop

601 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35233





BDOT Quick Links:

Key Initiatives
Permit Applications
Shared Micromobility Device Systems