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Communal Living Facility Program

Jefferson County is the first and only county in Alabama with regulations governing Communal Living Facilities. These facilities are defined as any public or privately operated facility, which houses three or more adult residents. Based on the level of care, other facilities, such as assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hotels, motels, apartments, dormitories, fraternity homes and sorority homes associated with colleges and /or universities, Foster homes with three or less residents are excluded from these regulations.

Facilities are inspected at least twice a year to determine compliance with the regulations. Scores for the inspections may be seen at Communal Living Facility Inspection Scores. When a structure is proposed or remodeled for use as a communal living facility properly prepared plans and specifications shall be submitted and approved before work is started. Communal Living Facility permits are for one year and must be renew by January 1 each year. For a complete list of Communal Living Facilities Permitted by Jefferson County Department of Health click here.

For additional information and programs for the elderly go the Alabama Department of Senior Services

Phone Numbers:
Call 205.930.1260 for boarding home scores.
Call 1.800.458.7214 to report elder abuse.