Our primary mission is to safeguard the public, promote the health, safety and welfare of the City of Bessemer through enforcement of the International Building Code. We believe in equitable treatment for all individuals regardless of circumstances and strive to enforce all building codes in a fair and considerate manner. We feel that through education and cooperation, we will build positive working relationships within the building community, consumers and citizens alike. We are located on the first floor of Bessemer City Hall.
Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays thru Fridays (except on City Holidays).
Building Permit Requirements
Building Day Labor Permit
Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing Permits
Electrical permit costs are calculated according to the work being done in reference to the fee schedule listed on the application. Electrical contractors must be bonded and obtain a license with the City of Bessemer in addition to a City of Bessemer Master Electrician Card. Master Electrician Cards are $40.00.
Mechanical permit costs are calculated by 1% of the job cost plus one dollar issuance fee.
Plumbing permit costs are calculated according to the work being done in reference to the fee schedule listed on the application. Any plumbing work that includes adding additional fixtures to a structure on sewer will require the pink copy of the sewer impact permit issued by Jefferson County before the plumbing permit can be issued.
Gas according to the work being done in reference to the fee schedule listed on the application.
Zoning Maps and Applications.
1700 Third Avenue North
Bessemer, Alabama 35020
(205) 424-4060 phone
(205) 481-4539 fax