Jefferson County, Alabama

Planning Division


For information on the items on these meeting agendas please email All meetings are held in Room 270, Second Floor of the Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, Alabama.

Interpretation of the Sign Regulation

The current sign regulations (adopted February 9, 2017) allow for signs in commercial and industrial zones to be located on "any side of a building" so long as they meet other requirements as stipulated in the regulations. Continue reading..

Regular Meetings

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Special Public Hearings

Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan Amendment - Expansion of the Jefferson Metropolitan Industrial Park, McCalla Area 

At their public hearing September 13, 2018 the Planning & Zoning Commission adopted the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan in the McCalla area on both sides of Old Tuscaloosa Highway to allow for the expansion of the Jefferson Metropolitan Industrial Park. This was required for the consideration of a request by the Jefferson County Economic and Industrial Development Authority to rezone property adjacent to the existing park.

Adopted Map Amendment to the Comprehensive Plan 

Zoning Amendment Application Process Flow chart 

Value Of Planning - Planning fundamentals for public officials and engaged citizens