Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
101 S Lawrence Street
P O Box 223
Montgomery, Alabama 36101-0223
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.
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.
- State of Alabama Business License Handbook
- Business License Application - Payment must be submitted with the application. Call (334) 832-1248 to obtain license fee.
- State of Alabama Directory of Agencies
Restaurant, Delicatessen, & 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
Environmental: (334) 293-6452
Home Health: (334) 293-6525
Life Care: (334) 293-6528
Vital Records: (334) 293-6555 or (334) 206-5418
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
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.
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