FAQs

When and where does the Planning and Zoning Commission meet, and what is the deadline for submitting a case to be heard by the Commission?

Meetings of the Planning and Zoning Commission are held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM in the City Council Chambers at City Hall and are open to the public. An application form for zonings and subdivisions may be obtained from the link above. Deadline for applications for zoning/rezoning and/or conditional use approvals are 25 working days prior to the meeting of the Commission. Subdivision requests for final plats must be submitted at least 15 calendar days prior to the meeting and subdivision requests for preliminary plats must be submitted at least 20 calendar days prior to the meeting of the Commission. Questions can be directed to the City Clerk, Rebecca Leavings, at (205) 978-0184.

When and where does the Board of Zoning Adjustment meet, and what is the deadline for submitting a case to be heard by the Board?

The Board of Zoning Adjustment meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. An application for variances may be obtained from the link above. Deadline for application for a variance is 30 days PRIOR to the meeting. Questions can be directed to the City Planner, Conrad Garrison at (205) 978-0179.

How do I annex my property into the City of Vestavia Hills?

The City Council of the City of Vestavia Hills adopted and approved Resolution Number 3083. This resolution is available from the Annexation Application link above. This resolution sets forth minimum guidelines for the annexation of property along with the required fees. Annexation laws require that all properties annexed must be contiguous to the corporate limits and must be located in an unincorporated part of Jefferson or Shelby County. Properties already located within the corporate limits of another municipality are not eligible for annexation into another municipality. Questions regarding annexation may be directed to the City Clerk, Rebecca Leavings at (205) 978-0184.

How do I file an application for presentation to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Zoning Adjustment?

An application for Zoning/Subdivision can be obtained link above. Questions can be directed to City Clerk Rebecca Leavings at (205) 978-0184 or City Planner Conrad Garrison at (205) 978-0179.

How may I obtain a copy of the City Zoning Code, Subdivision Regulations, Sign Code, or Landscape Guidelines?

A copy of the City of Vestavia Hills Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, Sign Code Ordinance and Landscape Guidelines are located above.

I need a copy of a particular ordinance or I have a question about an ordinance. Who do I contact?

Copies of ordinances are stored in the Office of the City Clerk and are available upon request at a cost per page. More recent, unsigned copies of ordinances can be e-mailed upon request. Questions and/or requests may be e-mailed to the City Clerk, Rebecca Leavings at (205) 978-0184. To view a searchable database containing the City of Vestavia Hills’ codified ordinances please click the link below: To View Vestavia Hills Code of Ordinances

My neighbor claims his property was rezoned several years ago for a commercial business. Where do I obtain records of that zoning?

All permanent records for the City of Vestavia Hills are located in the Office of the City Clerk. Research of cases are done by the City Clerk, Rebecca Leavings. Researching older records sometimes takes time and requires adequate information about the case in question. Emailing in advance with the appropriate information concerning the information sought might expedite the request. Questions and/or information requests can be e-mailed to Rebecca Leavings, or called in to (205) 978-0131.

I need a copy of my survey. Where do I obtain this map?

The Office of the City Clerk maintains copies of survey maps, but is limited in the maps that are on file. Copies of “as built” surveys are not available in this office. Some subdivision maps are maintained in the archives of this department. If we do not have the information you want, we may be able to advise you on how to looks up these maps at the Jefferson County Courthouse. To assist the Office of the City Clerk, please call in advance with the appropriate property information. Questions and/or information requests can be e-mailed to the City Clerk, Rebecca Leavings, or called in to (205) 978-0131.