320 Church Avenue, SE
Jacksonville, AL 36265
Phone: (256) 435-7611
Fax: (256) 435-4103

The Planning and Building Department works in cooperation with the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Adjustment, providing information and/or assistance needed for all aspects of the planning and building process.  The Planning and Building Department consists of three major divisions, listed below, with a brief description of the various duties performed.


Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m.   Telephone calls accepted until 5:00 p.m.


The Planning Division is the liaison between the applicant (property owner, developer, engineer, etc.) and the Planning Commission and City Council in the following areas:

Street Vacation
Development Review
Traffic Counts
Street Lights
Maps (Base, Zoning and Topographic)
Census data
Comprehensive Plan

The Planning Commission meets in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 320 Church Avenue, SE, at 6 p.m. on the Thursday following the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Those persons who have business to bring before the Planning Commission should call City Hall at (256) 435-7611 to obtain the schedule of deadlines for submitting information for Planning Commission consideration.

Minutes of the Planning Commission can be viewed here:  PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES


The Building Division is devoted to the health, safety and welfare of the general public through enforcement of adopted building, fire and zoning codes.  The following are areas covered by the Building Inspector:

Building Permits
Flood Zone Information
Sign Permits

The City has adopted the following technical codes:

2009 ICC Building Code

2009 ICC Plumbing Code

2009 ICC Fire Code

2009 ICC Mechanical Code

2009 ICC Residential Code

2009 ICC Fuel and Gas Code

The above links are to external sites, please contact the Building Department to confirm applicable regulations and local amendments.

Click HERE for all associated Planning & Building Forms


The Code Enforcement Division helps to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living environment by enforcing regulatons to eliminate the following:

High grass and weeds
Trash and debris
Dilapidated structures
Abandoned/Junk/Unlicensed Vehicles

Code Enforcement Complaint Form

Other duties include:

License Inspections
Zoning Violations
Nuisance Abatement

Code Enforcement Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Please contact City Hall if you have any questions or concerns regarding any of these items.