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Business Licenses

A license is required for each location operating a business in the Huntsville city limits.  To see if your address is inside the city limits, use the Quick Address Search tool.

In certain cases, existing businesses licensed by the city must re-submit an application.  The top three reasons to submit a new application:

  • Moved to a new location inside the Huntsville City limits
  • Changed form of ownership or Federal ID Number and/or
  • Diversification or addition of another line of business (revenue source)

Licenses for contractors, subs and building permits are issued through the Inspection Division.  All other licenses are issued through the Revenue Division. 


Dec. 31 License Expiration Date
Jan. 31 License Renewal Deadline
Feb. 1 Penalty Date – 15% penalty added to license fee
Mar. 1 Additional Penalty Date – 30% penalty added to license fee

Insurance License renewals are due on the last day of February.  A late payment penalty of 15% applies as of March 1.  A penalty of 30% applies on April 1.

RELATED LINKS: Contractor License Specification, Pay Taxes, Schedule an Inspection

  • Phone:


  • Address:

    City Hall, 3rd Floor

    305 Fountain Circle

    Huntsville, AL 35801

  • Email:


    Finance Office

  • Hours:

    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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