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4910 Civic Lane
Bessemer, AL 35022
(205) 425-2010


Welcome to Bessemer, Alabama

The Marvel City

Founded in 1887, Bessemer is located in southwestern Jefferson County. The Birmingham-Hoover metropolitan area where our city is located is home to over 1 million people. With about 27,000 residents Bessemer is a city with a rich history and great prospects for the future. We are a thriving city full of economic growth and development. Our city is home to several major industries and companies. In recent years, Dollar General, U.S. Pipe and others have located facilities within our city. Where Bessemer once thrived through iron ore manufacturing, the city is now home to a diverse blend of industry and companies. With a mix of shopping, world-class restaurants, churches and recreational and entertainment attractions Bessemer is a city on the move!

The Mayor and the Bessemer City Council invite you to visit the city and enjoy its flavor, its people, its heritage and all Bessemer have to offer.

We hope that you find the site helpful and informative. The website was designed with you, our customers, in mind. Many features and documents will be added in the coming weeks and months.

Online Account Access is now available which will allow you to pay your bill online. You may now access your account information, and review your payment/adjustment history. Print a receipt as documentation of your payment.

Convenient, No Lines, No Waiting! Pay your bill in the privacy of your own home 24/7. Downloadable forms will be coming as added additions.

Please return often as we will be adding and updating information found throughout the website. If you have any questions or concerns about the website or your utilities, please feel free to contact us. A customer service representative will be happy to assist you.

Building Permit Requirements

Before a Building permit can be issued for construction, plans must be submitted and reviewed. Minimum requirements for Residential plans and Commercial plans can be found at these links.

Building Day Labor Permit

Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing Permits

Electrical permit costs are calculated according to the work being done in reference to the fee schedule listed on the application. Electrical contractors must be bonded and obtain a license with the City of Bessemer in addition to a City of Bessemer Master Electrician Card. Master Electrician Cards are $40.00.

Mechanical permit costs are calculated by 1% of the job cost plus one dollar issuance fee.

Plumbing permit costs are calculated according to the work being done in reference to the fee schedule listed on the application. Any plumbing work that includes adding additional fixtures to a structure on sewer will require the pink copy of the sewer impact permit issued by Jefferson County before the plumbing permit can be issued.

Gas according to the work being done in reference to the fee schedule listed on the application.

Kenneth E. Gulley is serving in his second term as Mayor of Bessemer, having been first elected to office in October 2010.

Gulley was re-elected by a large margin in August 2014. The two-term mayor has set about on an agenda to make the city of Bessemer a force in the state economically and a place its residents can be proud to call home.

In his two terms in office, Gulley's administration has made several significant accomplishments. Among them:

Gulley is married to the former Yvonne Whitely. The couple has two children.

The mission of the City Clerk's Office is to keep and preserve the official public documents and records of the City, administer and maintain the integrity of elections and to provide citizens of Bessemer with the utmost in quality and efficient service.

Online forms received from clerk's office

Translation of Website

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