Animal Control

Animal Control and the prevention of rabies in the City of Vestavia Hills, Alabama, and within the police jurisdiction thereof, is governed by Chapter Four of the Vestavia Hills Code of Ordinances. The City’s Code of Ordinances are published in a searchable database on the Municode website City’s Code of Ordinances. On August 24, 2009,

Business Services

The Vestavia Hills Police Department strives to serve as well as maintain a safe community for our local businesses to thrive and prosper. This page is an overview of some of the services our Department consistently provides to businesses in addition to general patrols and investigations. We are continually reviewing our policies and procedures to

Children’s Safety

VHPD has an agreement with the A Child Is Missing Alert Program, a nationwide non-profit organization that helps law enforcement agencies locate missing children, missing elderly persons (often suffering from Alzheimer’s), college students, and missing persons who are mentally or physically challenged or disabled. A Child is Missing utilizes sophisticated computer mapping systems and trained

Code Enforcement

All property maintenance complaints, other than for building structure, are addressed by the Police Department’s Code Enforcement Officer. Noise complaints are also addressed by VHPD. The Ordinances that address these concerns are below. Anonymous complaints may be submitted through Vestavia Hills Connect or by calling 205.978.0113. City of Vestavia Hills Property Maintenance Code (Ordinance Number

Community Initiatives

The Vestavia Hills Police Department has multiple community initiatives that it supports throughout the year. Some notable COPS initiatives are: Community Night Out – Annual event, usually held in October at City Hall. VHPD Teen Driver Training Neighborhood Shield Signs – For details, contact Sgt. Eddie Crim at 205.978.0119. Medication Drop Boxes – Turn in

Submit a Tip

VHPD encourages everyone to report information about any illegal activity, such as unsolved cases, vandalism, theft, the sale and distribution of drugs or information about crimes that are being planned in the community or schools. As always, dial 911 for immediate emergencies. Crime Stoppers Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama offers cash rewards for tips that

Crime Mapping & Statistics

Crime Mapping The public can now also access free crime mapping data through This service enables Vestavia Hills residents to register for free, customizable email updates, so they can monitor crime in their neighborhood. Partnering with over 1,600 law enforcement agencies, CityProtect is the #1 crime map and anonymous tip network in North America. It

VHPD Teen Safety Driver Training

Mission Our mission is to provide each student with the necessary information and techniques to be a SAFE RESPONSIBLE DRIVER. To assist each student in adopting an attitude that accepts the serious nature of driving without being frightened by it. Accomplishing this through organized curriculum and professional instruction. Contact Info Course Information **Each student


An online platform to house all Planning and Zoning and City Clerk (annexation/vacation) forms has been developed.  Forms are now submitted online through our public portal. Click the “Apply Online” button to register and submit forms online. Apply ONLINE All applications require an owner’s affidavit PRIOR to submission of any petition.  Please obtain the owner’s

Election Information

The next Municipal Election will be a candidates election scheduled for August 2025.  Information will be updated at that time. Special Municipal Election – May 9, 2023 On Tuesday, May 16, 2023, the City Council met in special session and adopted Ordinance Number 3181 to officially canvass the votes for this election. The final vote tally