Senior Safety

Key Box: Emergency Entry When emergency responders are sent to a residence, if the door is locked and no one inside can respond to open the door, they must break the door to gain entry. To avoid the cost and inconvenience of having a door broken, you may have a spare key placed in a

Senior Transportation

The City offers a volunteer Senior Transportation program which is coordinated through Parks and Recreation. The program is available on a first-come, first-served basis to seniors living independently in the City. For a nominal fee, rides are provided to area medical offices and to businesses within the City. For more information, call 205.978.0166. How the


The Public Services department has many non-classified positions (labor, part-time, and seasonal) that are not listed with the Personnel Board of Jefferson County. To inquire about vacancies, call 205.978.0150 for Public Works/maintenance positions and 205.978.0166 for seasonal recreational positions, e.g. lifeguards. Classified positions are listed with the Personnel Board of Jefferson County.


The Engineering Department’s mission is to provide well-organized, cost effective municipal engineering services to the citizens and business community of Vestavia Hills. Our engineers and departmental staff oversee the City’s public properties and rights-of-way, as well as subdivision developments, stormwater management and infrastructure improvements while protecting the public health, safety and welfare of the residents

Public Works

The Public Works operations of the City of Vestavia Hills Public Services department is responsible for maintenance and repair of the City’s infrastructure including roads and sidewalks, storm drains, and public grounds and facilities. The City’s Engineering staff coordinates with various agencies and property owners to plan and construct City projects. They also review land

Building Safety Fees

Commercial Permit Fees $9 per $1,000 of contract cost + $41 issuance fee Plan Review Fee Schedule $0-$50,000: $250 $50,000-$100,000: $500 $100,001-$500,000: $500.00 plus $1.25/$1,000 for each $1000 of the estimated value in excess of $100,000. $500,001-$1,500,000: $1,000 plus $0.80/$1,000 for each $1,000 of the estimated value in excess of $500,000. $1,500,001-$3,000,000: $1,800 plus .0012


What type of work requires a permit? – Demolition of any structure – All new construction, including remodeling, additions, alterations, deck construction, re-roofing, irrigation systems, plumbing, gas, heating and cooling and electrical work – All commercial projects The penalty for doing work without a permit is a doubling of the permit fee plus a $100

General Info

Adopted Codes As the code documents listed below are copyrighted materials, we are unable to provide a link to content or copies of the codes. However, the code books are available for review during regular business hours of Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. at Vestavia Hills City Hall. Note that the codes are generally available for

Helpful Links

Asbestos –, Code Officials Association of Alabama (COAA) – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders – International Code Council – Jefferson County Department of Health – Lead, Alabama Department of Public Health – Lead, EPA – Lead, HUD –

Licenses/Forms/Permit Applications

General Contractors and Sub-Contractors Contractor License Renewal: Renewals will be accepted beginning January 4, 2022. Click HERE for information and instructions. Any general contractor or sub-contractor must obtain a City business license to conduct business within the City of Vestavia Hills. The card holder is required to be present to obtain a City business license.