Revenue/Business License

Revenue/Business License Department

The mission of the Revenue/Business License Department is to administer the City’s revenue ordinances and regulations in an efficient, equitable and professional manner; to provide complete, accurate and timely information and service to taxpayers; and to collect taxes and license fees due the City.

The City collects business license fees and various taxes such as gas tax and lodging tax. Revenue Discovery Systems (RDS) is the sales tax administrator for the City. RDS works with hundreds of local and state governments in several states providing taxpayer services. RDS can answer any of your questions concerning sales tax issues and payments. You may reach them by phone 1-800-556-7274 or website is

Business Licensing requirements and fees vary based upon your type business. Some licenses require state certification and/or bonds.

If you have any questions regarding a business license please contact our office between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Friday.  Our office is located at 205 E. Barbour Street.

Links to forms are listed below:

Business License Application
Garage/Yard Sale Permit
Event Permit
Lodging Tax Form
If you need assistance please contact Darlene Bush, Business License Specialist, 334.688.2007 

Additional contacts are as follows:

Lisa Smith
Accounting Specialist

Gloria Helms
Accounting Manager

Joy White, CPA/CMC
City Clerk Treasurer