Lost or Found Pets:
If you have lost or found a pet, please use the links below to help reunite pets and their owners…
Greater Birmingham Humane Society, 300 Snow Drive, 205-942-1211.
Birmingham Police Department – South Precinct:
205-254-2793 or 205-328-9311. https://police.birminghamal.gov
311 Call Center and Online Portal (non-emergency issues*):
*Obtain general information and report issues such as:
- potholes, sinkholes, or other road hazards
- street light needing repair
- overgrown lots
- dead animals
- abandoned vehicles
- missed garbage or large trash and brush collection
- fallen limbs or trees
- dilapidated houses
We recommend you have the following information available:
- Location: Where is the problem or request located? (Address, intersection, in front of X business, north/south side of street, NE/SE corner, etc.)
- Description: What exactly is the issue or condition? (as much detail as you can provide)
- Timeframe: How long has this issue/condition existed or when did you first notice it?
- Contact information: Name and email or mailing address if you would like to be updated on the status of your request.
Building Permits/Home Improvements, repairs, modifications, etc.:
Highland Park is a historic neighborhood, and the majority of properties within it are subject to Design Review with the City. Design Review is required for all new construction, renovation, repair, and remodel projects affecting the exterior of any structure in Highland Park. Any work to be performed (other than simply replacing shingles or painting something that is already painted) should be permitted via the City and is subject to design review.
Local Historic Advisory Committee (Highland Park’s Design Review) presentation and approval is required before presenting to the city’s Design Review Committee.
DO NOT purchase materials prior to review. Work completed without Design Review approval is subject to removal, regardless of the cost. This includes window and door replacement, repairing or replacing rotten wood, etc. Residents frequently pre-order inappropriate replacement windows or improperly rebuild eaves as part of a re-roofing project without proper Design Review. CONTACT THE CITY HISTORIC PRESERVATION STAFF PRIOR TO STARING ANY WORK. Read more here: https://www.highland-park.org/about-the-area/national-historic-districts/building-permits-design-review/
City Ordinances Online:
You can search them here: https://library.municode.com/al/birmingham/codes/code_of_ordinances
City Email sign up:
https://www.birminghamal.gov/ Visit the link and scroll down until you see a “Sign up for updates!” box.
Environmental Code Enforcement:
205-254-2061 (Details here.) Report illegal dumping to 311. Environmental Code Enforcement handles overgrown yards/lots and abandoned cars.
Mondays and Thursdays for most of neighborhood (Tuesdays and Fridays – Niazuma Avenue area). All trash should be bagged.
No pickup on holidays. Please do not put out your cans before or on holidays.
Large Trash and Brush Pickups:
The city comes approximately every three weeks to collect large items (such as mattresses, furniture, appliances) and yard debris (bagged leaves, yard clippings, etc. and limbs shorter than the truck cut by residents) with the giant claw truck. Larger limbs/branches and furniture items can be piled neatly. Leaves and smaller brush and trash MUST BE BAGGED. We need your help to maintain our storm drain systems (and prevent flooding). DO NOT blow or rake leaves or yard debris into the streets or gutters. PLEASE, BAG YOUR LEAVES! (Or ask your yard service to do it!)
DO NOT INCLUDE TREES CUT BY PRIVATE COMPANIES OR CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS.
Avoid placing piles directly under power lines or low hanging trees. If space allows, make separate piles: trash/furniture/mattresses/appliances/etc. in one and another pile for plant materials (leaves, limbs, brush) to be mulched by the city. They use two different trucks, and making separate piles helps them stay efficient.
Recycling Curbside Pickups:
City pickups are the first WEDNESDAY of each month (and hopefully will return to each week soon).
!! IMPORTANT!! WHAT CAN BE RECYCLED:
- Paper, cardboard, newspaper, magazines, and broken down cardboard boxes (if using a box for your “bin” you do not need to break it down)
- Aluminum, steel, or tin cans
- #1 and #2 Plastics only.
DO NOT INCLUDE THESE: trash, phone books, styrofoam, glass, plastic packing materials/wrappers or plastic bags or anything with food residue. (Rinse all items and discard greasy parts of pizza boxes (for example.)
When in doubt, throw it out!
(Recyclables can still be dropped off at Birmingham Recycling and Recovery M-F 7am-4pm* – 9 41st St. S., 35222 (Avondale).)
Please email us regarding graffiti with the location of the graffiti and what type of material it appears to be on so we can notify our Graffiti Busters to assist with removal. email@example.com
Mosquito Spraying Opt Out:
The City of Birmingham performs the mosquito truck spraying routine in late spring and summer months. If you would like to opt out and have your address NOT sprayed, call 205-254-6413. The city website does not specify what chemicals they use, and this concerns us. https://www.birminghamal.gov/mosquitocontrol Do your part by eliminating standing water on your property!
Use this link to report any street light outages along streets. https://customerservice2.southerncompany.com/Outages/Report/Information?mnuOpco=APC
Call 311 (205-254-CITY) or use the 311 portal to report problems with lights in parks.
- Alabama Votes
- Board of Registrars, 205-325-5550.
- Highland Park is in Alabama Senate District 18 & House District 53 & 54. Most of the neighborhood is in House District 53, but a small section to the east (Cliff Road & 34th Street) is in House District 54.
- City Council District 3
- School Board District 3
Water Works (BWWB):
Use this link to report leaks or other Water works issues (leaks in streets, hydrant theft, missing meter covers, water theft, water discoloration or odor, low pressure, etc.). https://form.jotformpro.com/70025444560953
Jefferson County Commission – www.jeffcointouch.com
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department – www.jeffcosheriff.org
Secretary of State – www.sos.state.al.us
State of Alabama – www.alabama.gov
The Birmingham News – www.al