Business Licenses 



8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Business Licenses

101 S Lawrence Street
P O Box 223
Montgomery, Alabama 36101-0223 
(334) 832-1248


The Business License Office is located on the 2nd Floor of Courthouse Annex III. A public parking deck can be accessed from the McDonough Street side of our building. 
Directions to Annex III

Information on State/County Business Licenses

Information on Restaurant and Other Food Establishment Licenses

Information for Contractors

Information on City Business Licenses


Information on State/County Business Licenses


State/County business licenses are valid for one fiscal year October 1st through September 30th.  Business Licenses must be renewed by November 1st to avoid penalties and interest charges.

Licenses are issued in accordance with The Code of Alabama, 1975, Title 40, Chapter 12.  

Most licenses must be obtained in the county where the business is located. However, some business types are exempt and are not required to be licensed by the State/County. A determination of exemption may be made by the Business License Section of the Probate Office.  You may research license requirements by accessing the Business License Handbook. 
VIEW: The State of Alabama Business License Handbook

 Payment must be submitted with the application.
Call (334) 832-1248 to obtain license fee


 VIEW: State of Alabama Directory of Agencies


information on Restaurant, Delicatessen, and Other Food Concession or Establishments

Certain businesses dealing with food and beverages must obtain a Health Department Inspection Certificate before a license may be obtained.  


Montgomery County Health Department 

3060 Mobile Highway 

Montgomery, Alabama 36108

Main Office: (334) 293-6400    

Fax: (334) 293-6410



(334) 293-6452

Home Health:        

(334) 293-6525

Life Care:               

(334) 293-6528

Vital Records:

(334) 293-6555


(334) 206-5418

LINK: Montgomery County Health Department      

ABC Control Board Central Office 

2715 Gunter Park Drive West

Montgomery, AL 36109 

Phone: (334) 271-3840 


ABC Enforcement Central Office

2765-A Gunter Park Drive West

Montgomery, AL 36109

Phone: (334)213-6300

Fax: (334)213-6322

LINK: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms



Persons or businesses performing contractor work, both general contractors and sub-contractors, should contact the State of Alabama Homebuilders Licensure Board for additional licensing requirements. 

LINK: State of Alabama Homebuilders Licensure Board



information on City Business Licenses


Businesses that are located in the city of Montgomery or conduct business inside the city limits or police jurisdiction should contact the City Business License Department for city licensing information


City of Montgomery  

59 Monroe Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

(334) 241-2036