Birmingham Alabama Zoning Map

The Zoning Map for the City of Birmingham in Alabama divides the city’s real estate into zones based on land use and building regulations.

The Zoning Ordinance divides the city based on zoning, land use and building regulations information.

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Quick Stats: Birmingham’s Most Common Zones

Single Family - R3


13.63% Land Coverage

18,675 Area

Single Family - D3


9.9% Land Coverage

13,562 Area

Planned Mixed Use - MXD


9.33% Land Coverage

12,777 Area

Holding Zone District - HZD


8.83% Land Coverage

12,094 Area

Agricultural - A1


7.06% Land Coverage

9,677 Area

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Birmingham, Alabama Zoning Districts Explained

Zoneomics operates the most comprehensive zoning database for Birmingham Alabama and other zoning maps across the U.S. Zoneomics includes over 50 million real estate properties, each property features zoning code/district, permitted land uses, development standards, rezoning and variance data. Zoneomics attracts a large community of Alabama real estate professionals. Members from Alabama include brokers, investors and service providers, many of whom specialize in Alabama Real Estate.

Zone Code Zone Name
A1 Agricultural
B1 Neighborhood Business
B2 General Business
B3 Community Business
B4 Central Business
B5 Mixed Business
B6 Health And Institutional
C1 Neighborhood Commercial
C2 General Commercial
CB1 Contingency Neighborhood Business
CB2 Contingency General Business
CB3 Contingency Community Business
CC1 Contingency Neighborhood Commercial
CC2 Contingency General Commercial
CD5 Contingency Multiple Dwelling
CI1 Contingency Light Manufacturing
CI2 Contingency Heavy Industrial
CM1A Contingency General Industrial
CM1 Contingency Light Manufacturing
CM2 Contingency Heavy Industrial
CM4 Contingency Special Mining And Lumbering
CO&I Contingency Office And Institutional
CO Contingency Office
CQ1 Contingency Qualified
CR4A Contingency Medium Density Residential
CR5 Contingency Multiple Dwelling
CR6 Contingency Multiple Dwelling
D1 Single Family
D2 Single Family
D3 Single Family
D4 Medium Density Residential
D5 Multiple Dwelling
D6 Planned Residential
E1 Estate
HID Health And Institutional District
HZD Holding Zone District
I1 Light Manufacturing
I2 Heavy Industrial
I3 Planned Manufacturing
I4 Landfill Mining And Timbering
M1A General Industrial
M1 Light Manufacturing
M2 Heavy Industrial
M3 Planned Industrial
M4 Special Mining And Lumbering
MUD Mixed Use Downtown
MUH Mixed Use High Density
MUL Mixed Use Low Density
MUM Mixed Use Medium Density
MXD Planned Mixed Use
NA Newly Annexed
O&I Office And Institutional
PRD Planned Recreational District
QB1 Qualified Neighborhood Business
QB2 Qualified General Business
QB3 Qualified Community Business
QB4 Qualified Central Business
QB6 Qualified Health And Institutional
QC1 Qualified Neighborhood Commercial
QC2 Qualified General Commercial
QD1 Qualified Single Family
QD3 Qualified Single Family
QD4 Qualified Medium Density Residential
QD5 Qualified Multiple Dwelling
QHZD Qualified Holding Zone District
QI1 Qualified Light Manufacturing
QI2 Qualified Heavy Industrial
QM1A Qualified General Industrial
QM1 Qualified Light Manufacturing
QM2 Qualified Heavy Industrial
QO&I Qualified Office And Institutional
QR3 Qualified Single Family
QR4A Qualified Medium Density Residential
QR4 Qualified Two Family And Semi Attached Dwelling
QR5 Qualified Multiple Dwelling
QR6 Qualified Multiple Dwelling
QR7 Qualified Multiple Dwelling
R1 Single Family
R2 Single Family
R3 Single Family
R4A Medium Density Residential
R4 Two Family And Semi Attached Dwelling
R5 Multiple Dwelling
R6 Multiple Dwelling
R7 Multiple Dwelling
R8 Planned Residential

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What is Zoning?

Zoning codes are a century old, and the lifeblood of all major U.S. cities, determining what can be built where and what activities can take place in a neighborhood. Zoning is how cities control the development and use of land. Zoning defines the legally permitted and prohibited uses of a piece of land, determining if plot of land can be used for commercial, industrial, residential or agricultural purposes. Essentially, it determines what can and cannot be built on a property.

Zoning and Real Estate Values

Zoning is the first stage of the home life cycle and a key influence on all other stages. Zillow has identified that zoning regulations are so important that they impact home values. Zillow Research found that home values grew most in markets with the strictest land use regulations. Home values in the most restrictive metropolitan areas grew an average of 23.4%, more than double the home value appreciation in the least restrictive metros. Zoning regulations are determined locally and some cities can have more restrictive regulation systems than others. However, within a city’s zoning system individual zones can be more restrictive and less restrictive, including different single family zones.

Zoneomics has the largest breadth of zoning data coverage with over— 20 zoning related insights for you to integrate and expand your database. Including permitted land uses, rezonings, variances, density controls, built form controls, envelopes, housing supply data, employment generation, underutilized parcels, short term rental permissibility, proponents and developers

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