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Huntsville Business License renewals due Monday, Feb. 1

Published on January 25, 2021

picture of web page showing the online business license portal

The deadline for Huntsville businesses to renew operating licenses for 2021 has been extended to Monday, February 1. To facilitate this process during the pandemic, the Clerk-Treasurer’s office updated its online permitting system to allow new and renewing businesses to apply digitally.

“We have many thousands of businesses in the process of renewing licenses this month, and we want their representatives and our licensing staff to be safe,” said Ken Benion, City Clerk-Treasurer. “Our online portal is available, and we encourage everyone to use this option instead of renewing in person.”


For those unable to apply online, three additional options are available:

  • Mail the Business License form to the Clerk Treasurer’s office, postmarked by February 1.
  • Apply in person this week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the 1st floor conference room of the Public Services Building, 320 Fountain Circle. Partitioned kiosks will be spread out in the room and staff will be available to accept forms, checks and credit card payments.
  • Drop off renewal form and payment (check or money order) in the drop box in the lobby of City Hall, 308 Fountain Circle.

“The City wants to ensure we are able to accommodate the different needs of our businesses, but we hope they will take advantage of the online option,” said Benion. “Once you use the digital process, it is easy to renew year after year and that saves our businesses and taxpayers time and money.”

For more information on business license laws, search Huntsville’s municipal codes and ordinances for laws on business licenses and taxes.

Looking for a licensed business in the City of Huntsville? Visit the City’s Business Search Directory

Questions? Contact the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office at 256-427-5088 or email docclerkquestions@huntsvilleal.gov.