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 – www.mesothelioma.com, www.mesothelioma.net Code Officials Association of Alabama (COAA) – www.coaa.com Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – www.fema.gov Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders – www.birminghambuilder.com International Code Council – www.iccsafe.org Jefferson County Department of Health – www.jcdh.org Lead, Alabama Department of Public Health – https://www.adph.org/lead/ Lead, EPA – https://www.epa.gov/lead Lead, HUD – https://hud.gov

Licenses/Forms/Permit Applications

General Contractors and Sub-Contractors >> Click HERE for instructions to submit a Contractor License renewal OR a new application << 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. Employees or

Property Complaints

Building Safety only addresses property complaints relative to the structural condition of a building. Beginning October 2014, all other property complaints are addressed by the Police Department’s Code Enforcement Officer. Anonymous complaints may be submitted through the Vestavia Hills Action Center, or call 205.978.0113. City of Vestavia Hills Property Maintenance Code (Ordinance Number 2262)


Sign permits are to be obtained through Building Safety. Vestavia Hills signage regulations are contained in Ordinance. To report suspected signage violations, call 205.978.0125 or use the Vestavia Hills Action Center. Complete the appropriate sign application and return to Building Safety. You will be contacted upon review of the application. Permanent Sign Permit Application Temporary

Community Emergency Response Team

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a unique training opportunity that is offered to the community by the Vestavia Hills Fire Department. The purpose of CERT is to prepare the community for a disaster. During a disaster, emergency resources will likely be overwhelmed. CERT members are able to assist the community when emergency resources are not


What is the Fire department’s contact information? 1032 Montgomery Highway; Vestavia Hills AL 35216 Emergency: 911 or 205.823.1296 Fire Administration: 205.978.0225 Fire Administration Fax: 205.978.0205 How do I obtain a copy of a fire report or a medical transport report? Call Fire Administration at 205.978.0225 My carbon monoxide detector/smoke detector is going off. What should I

Fire Prevention

Preventive Services The City of Vestavia Hills Fire Department provides the following preventive services: Fire Safety Education Presentations at schools; monthly fire drills at schools Group tours at the fire stations Fire Safety Day Review of plans for commercial projects Key Boxes A key box allows VHFD access to a business for after-hours responses. A

CPR Training & Registration

VHFD offers CPR training for our citizens and employees of local businesses. Registration Individuals: Vestavia Hills citizens may register online by completing the form below or by calling 205.978.0212. The cost is $35 per participant ($32 to VHFD + $3 processing fee) and must be paid in advance by mailing a check to: Vestavia Hills