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Building Department

City of Gadsden Building Department
The goal of the Building Department for the City of Gadsden is to provide protection for the health, safety and welfare of the general public in relation to the use and occupancy of structures by the enforcement of International Building Codes and to protect the general public from abuse by unlicensed Contractors or sub-contractors by enforcement of State Contractor Licensing Laws.

Department Scope 

  • The Building Department is responsible for issuing building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical permits for commercial and residential building projects in Gadsden.  
  • The Building Department is also responsible for issuing permits for Rental Inspections for all rental properties in Gadsden, as required by City Ordinance.
  • The Building Department enforces Zoning Ordinances for Gadsden. This includes investigating businesses operating in residential districts, or in improper zones.
  • The Building Department enforces Nuisance Abatement complaints involving abandoned vehicles, trash and debris in yards, abandoned houses, overgrown grass and weeds.

Building Permit Procedures 

Fire Code Requirements For Businesses

Contact Us
Brian Harbison
Chief Building Official
Ph:  (256) 549-4529

Brian Greer
Deputy Building Official
Ph:  (256) 549-4765

Brent Brewer
Chief Plumbing Inspector
Ph:  (256) 549-4530

Jim Kilgro
Chief Electrical Inspector
Ph:  (256) 549-4763

John Ashley
Rental Inspector
Ph:  (256) 549-4894

P.O. Box 267
90 Broad Street
Gadsden, AL 35902
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