Property Development & Building Permits

The City of Hoover requires a building permit prior to starting any construction work. This applies to homeowners, business owners and contractors. Please contact Hoover Building Inspections regarding construction work and permitting at 205-444-7586. The following information is helpful regarding the process for obtaining a building permit.

To review the building codes applicable at the City of Hoover, click here.

If you want to learn more about the development process, click here. This covers items such as commercial & residential development, zoning information, site plan review, bond requirements, and septic & sewer information.

If you wish to see a list of all building & subcontractor permits, click here.

For other sign & other types of permits, click here.

For information on the inspection process, click here. To schedule an inspection, call 205-444-7522.

If you are not sure where to start:

For commercial development or assistance locating a business in the City of Hoover, please contact a member of our Business Ambassador Team at, or call 205-739-7162.

For residential development, please contact our Inspection Services Department at or call 205-444-7522.