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Business Permits
Permit Process
The City of Hoover requires a building permit prior to starting any construction work. This applies to homeowners, business owners, and contractors. Please contact Hoover Building Inspections regarding construction work and permitting at 205-444-7586. The following information is helpful regarding the process for obtaining a building permit.

Step One

Determine the zoning requirements for your proposed project and the zoning classification of the property on which construction will commence.

If the two are different, you may need to initiate action to rezone the property or request a conditional use.

Step Two
Determine if the property will be served by a sanitary sewer or by a septic tank.

You may obtain assistance in making this determination by calling the appropriate agency or organization listed below, based on the location of the property:

Area of Hoover
Agency / Organization
Phone Number
Riverchase
Hoover Inspection Services
205-444-7522
Trace Crossings
Jefferson County Environmental Services Division
205-325-5138
Southlake
Hoover Inspection Services
205-444-7522
Greystone
Southwest Water
205-444-3657
Highway 150 Force Main Access (Commercial)
Jefferson County Environmental Services Division
205-325-5138
Inverness
Hoover Inspection Services
205-444-7522
Meadowbrook
Southwest Water
205-444-3657
Other areas of Hoover within Jefferson County
Jefferson County Environmental Services Division
205-325-5138
Other areas of Hoover within Shelby County
Southwest Water
205-444-3657

Note: For information regarding septic tank installation, contact the Jefferson County Health Department at 205-933-9110 if the property is located within Jefferson County or call the Shelby County Health Department at 205-733-0878 if the property is located in Shelby County.

Step Three

Once you have confirmed that the property is properly zoned and you have obtained the necessary information regarding sanitation service, contact the Hoover Inspection Services Department to apply for the necessary permits 205-444-7586.