Building Safety

Our mission is to secure the public’s life, health and welfare in their environment through the enforcement of City codes and ordinances. All new commercial, educational and recreational structures are thoroughly inspected by our Building Safety services to ensure public life safety issues are provided for. We assist our commercial and residential customers with all aspects of construction and remodeling projects, and assist contractors in obtaining their City business license and necessary permits.

As a property owner, it is in your best interest to have the proper inspections when each phase of a project is completed. This protects not only your safety, but also the value of your home. It is the responsibility of every contractor to obtain a permit before beginning work in the City and to assure that your project will be inspected for code compliance, verify that your contractor has obtained a permit prior to beginning any construction/remodeling project. NOTE: Lawn, landscaping and tree services are also required to have a City business license through the Building Safety department.

Vestavia Hills Building Safety adheres to the International Code Council Code of Ethics.