Alabama Business License

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General Business License Requirements for Alabama.

Business licenses are often required of business entities, regardless of their products and services. This page provides an overview of business license requirements in Alabama.

Alabama General Business Licenses

Alabama Privilege License

Notes:

Licenses are required by the state but issued at the county level. Contact the relevant county probate judge's office for more information.

Initial Registration

Form:

Issued at the county level.

Filing Method:

In person or mail.

Agency Fee:

Varies by county.

Fact Checked:8/4/17

Registration Renewal

Form:

Issued at the county level.

Filing Method:

In person or mail.

Agency Fee:

Varies by county.

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Fact Checked:8/4/17

Local General Business Licenses

Birmingham Business License

Agency:City of Birmingham Finance Department - Tax and License Administration Division (AL)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Depends on business type; once application is submitted, an invoice will be sent with the fee amount.

Registration Renewal

Form:

A renewal form will be mailed in mid December to the address on file.

Agency Fee:

A renewal form will be mailed in mid December with instructions on how to calculate fee.

Due:

Annually by January 1.

Notarize:Required

City of Dothan Business License

Agency:City of Dothan Business Services Office (AL)
Fact Checked:12/16/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Application

Agency Fee:

Fees depend on the business services provided.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Fees depend on the business services provided.

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Huntsville Business License

Agency:City of Huntsville Clerk-Treasurer Department - License Division (AL)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Approval Application

Agency Fee:

Upon submission of business license and tax return applications, the city clerk-treasurer shall issue an appropriate license fee + $10 issuance fee.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business License Annual Tax Return

Agency Fee:

Upon submission of business renewal license and tax return applications, the city clerk-treasurer shall issue an appropriate license renewal fee + $10 issuance fee.

Due:

Annually by January 1.

Mobile Business License

Agency:City of Mobile Revenue Department (AL)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Application

Agency Fee:

$120 license fee + $10 issue fee + $8 zoning fee.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal form will be mailed in mid December of each year.

Agency Fee:

A renewal form with instructions on how to calculate renewal fee will be mailed in mid-December.

Due:

Annually by January 1.

Montgomery Business License

Agency:City of Montgomery License and Revenue Division (AL)
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Application

Agency Fee:

Fee based on your business type.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal form will be mailed in mid December

Agency Fee:

The amount due will be based on gross receipts from the past year. You must phone the City of Montgomery Revenue Division and they will calculate the fee due.

Due:

Annually by December 31.

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