PERMIT INQUIRY SYSTEM
The City of
All permit or planning and zoning case information on this site is complete from December 2000. Limited information dating back to 1993 for building, demolition, electrical, elevator, gas, house move, mechanical, motor fuel dispenser, plumbing, special use and sign permits was imported from legacy data. As a result, many permits and permitting details prior to December 2000 may not be available. If you need assistance, please email or call 254-2823.
The City of
There are two primary methods for looking up information, one related to the permit/case number, and the second related to parcel information. For either method, you do not have to fill in all boxes or enter a complete permit/case number, address, name or parcel number. Listing partial information will display an extensive list of items from which to select. Similarly, listing more information will display a shorter list of items from which to select.
After clicking the search button, the results of your search will display in permit/case number order. For each permit/case in the list, the case number, site address, applicant, and brief project description will display. To access additional information about any of the permits/cases in the list, click on the permit/case number displayed in bold.
After clicking the search button, the results of your search will display in parcel number order. For each parcel in the list, the parcel number, site address and property owner will display. To access additional information about any of the parcels in the list, click on the parcel number displayed in bold. Permits/Cases associated with the parcel are listed at the bottom of the page. To access additional information about any of the permits/cases in the list, click on the permit/case number displayed in bold.
Birmingham Permit Inquiry System will only return 100 results for each search. If there are more than 100 permit/case or parcel results, a message will display at the top of the page, and you will need to enter more information in the search fields.
Please note that each permit/case is different, and details vary.
The case number is a unique number, which identifies the permit type, year, and number of the permit. Each permit or case is a separate request and is given its own case number. The case number format is BLD2000-00001.
The first three characters (BLD) represent the three-letter case type abbreviation. See table below for Case Type Listing. The next four digits represent the year, and the last five digits represent the case number.
There are several types of Permits and Applications. The following list identifies the types of permits. In many cases, a number of departments may be involved with the review of a permit.
BLA Blasting Permit
BLD Building Permit
CNS Civil Construction Permit
DEM Demolition Permit
DRV Driveway/Curbcut Permit
ELE Electrical Permit
ELV Elevator Permit
EXP Excavation Permit (Private Contractor)
FLD Flood Plain Development Review
GAR Garage Sale Permit
GAS Gas Permit
HMV House Move Permit
MEC Mechanical Permit
MFD Motor Fuel Dispenser Permit
PLB Plumbing Permit
SEC Soil Erosion Control Permit
SGN Sign Permit
SPU Special Use Permit
SUB Subdivision Committee Review
ZAC Zoning Advisory Committee Review
ZBA Zoning Board of Adjustment Review
Each case displays a status. The following terms denote the phase of a case or permit. Not all status types are used for all cases. In general, most permits/cases follow the sequence of events listed below:
REC - Received: The status of a permit or case when filed and prior to being issued.
ACT - Active: The status of a permit or case prior to being reviewed or issued.
RVW - Review: The status of a permit or case that is being reviewed.
ISS - Issued: The status of a case after a permit or decision has been issued.
INS - Inspections: The status of a permit or case when an inspection has taken place. Often, multiple inspections take place in relation to one permit.
FNL - Final Inspection: The status of a permit or case after a final inspection has taken place.
CLO - Closed: The status of a permit or case after a specific time or after a period of inactivity.
VOI - Void: The status of a permit or case that has been cancelled. A permit or case can be voided for various reasons.
APL - Appeal: The status of a permit or case when an appeal has been filed.
Field Office 205-254-2259
Floodplain Administrator 205-254-2479
Permits & Inspections 205-254-2211