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Building & Safety Division

The City of Anniston, Division of Building & Safety, is established to ensure the safeguarding of the citizens of Anniston regarding public health, safety and general welfare through aggressive implementation, public education, and enforcement of the codes adopted by the City of Anniston encompassing hazards that may be imposed on the built environment. To facilitate the functions of the Division of Building & Safety, a staff of trained individuals is tasked with this endeavor.

The Division of Building & Safety consists of the following departments:

  • Code Enforcement; ensures compliance of the Code of Ordinances adopted by the City of Anniston and to promote the public health, safety, morals and general welfare; to provide the orderly development and growth for the general good and benefit to the people of Anniston.
  • Fire Marshal; who ensures compliance with all fire codes and life safety issues. The Fire Marshal heads the Division of Building & Safety.

Inspections, Fees, & Zoning

Construction Permits

Work Requiring a Construction Permit:

  • New Construction 
  • Addition(s)
  • Remodel
  • Repair
  • Interior/Partial Demolition
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Swimming Pool
  • Roofing
  • Fence/Accessory Structure
  • Demolitions
  • To obtain a Construction Permit, please contact our Administrative Assistant at: 256-231-7720.

Public Service Announcements


Jason Brown | Fire Marshal | 256-231-7650 | jkbrown@annistonal.gov

Tana Bryant | Senior Code Enforcement Officer | 256-231-7733 | tbryant@annistonal.gov

Lawrence Mercer | Code Enforcement Officer | 256-241-7161 | lmercer@annistonal.gov

Technical Inspector | 256-283-4226 

Lee Willis | Building Inspections Supervisor | 256-231-7724 | lwillis@annistonal.gov

Shelby Shiflett | Administrative Assistant | 256-231-7720sshiflett@annistonal.gov