Jan 20, 2021

City Business License Renewals

If you are a person or business conducting trade or providing services within various Alabama city limits, you may be required to renew your business license by January 31, 2021 in order to avoid penalties. We have compiled a list of several Alabama cities and their requirements for you. Most of these licenses cover a period of one year but we encourage you to review your specific city’s requirements before the end of the month.

City of Birmingham

Any person or entity desiring to conduct trade or provide services within the city limits of Birmingham is required to register with the City of Birmingham. The license covers the period of January 1 through December 31. The license must be renewed annually by February 15 to avoid penalties.

New business licenses may be applied for in one of two ways:
1) Using the online web portal provided by the City’s tax and licensing vendor, Avenue Insights & Analytics, or 2) applying in person, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the office of the Tax and License Administration (Revenue) Division located on the first floor of City Hall, Room TL-100, 710 North 20th Street, Birmingham, AL 35203.

To renew your City of Birmingham business license, you must use the online web portal provided by the City’s tax and licensing vendor, Avenue Insights & Analytics.

If you have questions about the specific requirements for your business, you should contact the Tax and License Administration Division at (205) 254-2198. You may also obtain information from the City’s official Website, www.birminghamal.gov.

And the surrounding areas:

City of Gadsden

The City of Gadsden Revenue Department issues business licenses, which are required for any person or organization conducting business in Gadsden, Alabama. The license covers the period of January 1 through December 31. The license must be renewed annually by January 31 to avoid penalties.

To apply or renew a Gadsden city license please visit their website: https://www.cityofgadsden.com/176/Licenses

And the surrounding areas:

City of Huntsville

A business license is required for commercial and residential-based businesses operating in the City of Huntsville. The license covers the period of January 1 through December 31. The license must be renewed annually by January 31 to avoid penalties.

To apply or renew a Huntsville city license please visit their website: https://businesslicense.huntsvilleal.gov/

And the surrounding areas:

Depending on the type of business, your company may require several different types of business privilege licenses. You should always check with city offices to determine what, if any, additional licenses your business requires.

As always, please reach out to your BMSS professional for additional information or guidance.