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

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

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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 Vestavia Hills Connect, or call 205.978.0113. City of Vestavia Hills Property Maintenance Code (Ordinance Number 2262)


Sign permits may be submitted online using Vestavia Hills Online Services. To report suspected signage violations, call 205.978.0125 or report via Vestavia Hills Connect. Sign regulations are defined by City Ordinance with the purpose of providing specific guidance for the control of all signs designed or intended to be seen by, or attract the attention

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

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

Training Division

The Training Division of the Vestavia Hills Fire Department strives to educate, enrich and empower every member of the department in all aspects of fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency medical services, public education, rescue, hazardous materials incident mitigation and public service, in order that they may provide the utmost service to the citizens we serve.