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Business Licenses

Every business is different. The Finance Office will decide which applications need to be reviewed by various City departments and route your application accordingly:

  1. Finance Department
  2. Zoning Administration/Planning Department
  3. Inspection Department
  4. Fire Department

If your business is a restaurant, you will need a certificate from the Madison County Health Department to complete your application. Ideally, you should obtain your Health Department certificate before you begin your business license process with the City of Huntsville.

Apply by MAIL – New or Renewal

Choose your business location and type and complete the following:

Commercial Based Business License

Residential Based Business License

Mail to:

City of Huntsville
Finance Office
P. O. Box 308
Huntsville, Alabama 35804-0308

Overnight Mail:

City of Huntsville
Finance Office
308 Fountain Circle, 3rd floor
Huntsville, Alabama 35801


If you need more information, please contact one of our License Clerks or License Inspectors at 256-427-5082.

Kevin Fearn, Revenue Office Supervisor, 256-427-5093
Jeff Dees, Revenue License Inspector, 256-427-5040
LaTonya Walker, Revenue License Inspector, 256-427-5092
Vonetta Caveness, Revenue License Inspector, 256-427-5084

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

  • Phone:


  • Address:

    City Hall, 3rd Floor

    308 Fountain Circle

    Huntsville, AL 35801

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  • Email:


    Finance Office

  • Hours:

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

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