Building Safety

Building Safety is a function of the Vestavia Hills Fire Department.   Our mission is to secure the public’s life, health and welfare in their environment through the enforcement of city codes and ordinances. We are here to assist our commercial and residential customers with all aspects of construction and remodeling projects. We are also available to assist contractors in obtaining their City business license and necessary permits.

All new commercial, educational and recreational structures are thoroughly inspected by our Building Safety services to ensure public life safety issues are provided for. Vestavia Hills Building Safety adheres to the International Code Council Code of Ethics.

It is the responsibility of every contractor to obtain a permit before beginning work in the City. Please verify your contractor has a permit in order to assure your project will be inspected for code compliance. Note that lawn, landscaping, and tree services are also required to have a City business license through the Building Safety department. 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 the safety but also the value of your home.