Alabama Building Code

Alabama Building Code, Building Permit, Energy Code & Licensing Information

Updated: May 21, 2024

Alabama Building Code Agency

Alabama Building Commission
Alabama Department of Finance, Real Property Management – Division of Construction Management
770 Washington Avenue, Suite 444,
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 242-4082

For Energy Codes, the AL Dept. of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and the Alabama Energy and Residential Codes Board:

Alabama Construction Codes and Edition Adopted:

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): LIMITED

Plan review, inspection, and enforcement of the building code (commercial) is limited to state-owned and funded buildings, all public and certain private schools, hotel/motels, and movie theaters. Commercial Energy and Accessibility codes apply to additional buildings, mandatory state-wide. Combined residential and residential energy code is enforced at local level only, but mandatory state-wide.

State inspectors exist for projects under the jurisdiction of the state.

See a Statewide List of Building Codes here.

State Website
State Licensing Specialty contractor licensing is required by the State of Alabama. Local jurisdictions may also require licensing.
State Licensing Division
State Environmental Permit
Alabama Building Code by County
Alabama Construction Code by County

Additional Building Codes by State

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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