Welcome to the official website of the Code Officials Association of Alabama (COAA). COAA was formed in the early 1970's and was the first charter member of the Southern Building Code Congress International. The purposes for which this Corporation was organized are:
To promote maximum safety for life, health, and property at minimum building cost through education and training of code enforcement officials.
To create a better public understanding and appreciation of the proper administration of building, housing, plumbing, electrical, and related codes and ordinances, and their importance to the safety, welfare, and prosperity of the municipality and county.
To improve the prestige of code enforcement officials by the promotion of high standards of efficiency in the administration of building, housing, plumbing, electrical, and related codes and ordinances through continues education and training.
To assemble with other government officials and organized groups concerned with codes and ordinances to exchange ideas and to discuss mutual concerns.
To develop courses of instruction concerning new materials and methods of construction in cooperation with recognized education institutions and to promote proper interpretation, enforcement, and administration of codes and ordinances.
To assist Alabama municipalities and counties with the organization and maintenance of adequate code enforcement departments, codes, and ordinances.