Navigate the process of finding the right location and building your business in Tuscaloosa. 

Zoning & Site Selection

You are strongly advised to contact the City prior to leasing, purchasing, or otherwise committing to a property in order to confirm that your proposed business use is permitted in the property’s zoning district and that the building structure meets applicable building and life safety code requirements in accordance with the Office of Urban Development, Building and Inspections division and the Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue department. If the building structure is going to be used differently than previously used (known as a classification change) contact the Fire Marshal’s Office for further information and requirements at 205-248-5422 or For more information regarding the property’s zoning district, visit the Zoning Look-up Application page, or contact the Office of Urban Development, Planning division at (205) 248-5100 or email at  

If you currently do not have an adequate workspace, the City encourages you to reach out to The EDGE. The EDGE features 20 offices, 100 workstations, and several conference rooms, all offered to established entrepreneurs, people seeking to build their businesses, and individuals who need working and networking space.