Planning and Building

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.

 

OFFICE HOURS

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

 

PLANNING

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:

  • Annexation
  • Subdivision
  • Rezoning
  • Street Vacation
  • Development Review
  • Traffic Counts
  • Demographics
  • 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.

 

Planning Commission Deadlines here:  2018 Planning Commission Deadlines

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

 

BUILDING

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
  • Inspections
  • Flood Zone Information
  • Sign Permits

Zoning:

CLICK HERE FOR ZONING MAP

CLICK HERE FOR CITY LIMITS MAP

CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT ZONING CODE

CLICK HERE FOR PROPOSED ZONING CODE

 

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 International Existing Building Code

2011 Electric Code (NFPA)

2009 ICC Fuel and Gase Code

2009 Life Safety Code (NFPA 101)  – Visit our Building Department to view

 

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

 

CODE ENFORCEMENT

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.