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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 20737
Tuscaloosa, AL 35402

Phone:
General Inquiries
(205) 464-8233

Business License,
Hunting & Fishing License,
Boat & Manufactured Home Inquiries
(205) 464-8235

Email:
General Inquiries
license@tuscco.com

Business License,
Hunting & Fishing License,
Boat & Manufactured Home Inquiries

businesslicense@tuscco.com

Fax: (205) 750-0530

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Main Office

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Tuscaloosa County License Department
2501 7th Street, Suite 100
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

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Northport Office

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West End of Northport City Hall
(At the corner of Highway 82 and Highway 43)
3500 McFarland Blvd
Northport, AL 35476

Hours: 8:00 am to 4:25 pm, Monday through Friday

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Skyland Office

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Spiller Market Center
(Across from Wal-Mart)
1514 Skyland Boulevard East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

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Vance Office

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Vance Annex
In the Vance Town Hall
(Off Tingle Tangle Rd, Near Wallace Tingle Park)
17710 Vance Municipal Dr
Vance, AL 35490

Hours: 8:00 am to Noon & 1:00 pm to 4:25 pm, Monday through Friday
The Vance Office closes for lunch daily from noon until 1:00 p.m.
Driver license and non-driver ID transactions cannot be processed at the Vance Office.

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GENERAL BUSINESS LICENSE INFORMATION

The State of Alabama requires all persons, firms, and corporations that engage in or carry on any business or do any act for which a license is required by law, that he, she, they, or it, except as otherwise provided, shall pay to the county in which it is proposed to engage in or carry on such business or do such act, the amount required for such license and shall comply with all the other requirements of this title per Section 40-12-2 of the Code of Alabama (1975). The Tuscaloosa County License Commissioner’s Office is charged with the issuance of State Business Licenses.

If you plan to conduct business within the city limits of Tuscaloosa or Northport or within the town limits of Coaling, you may be required to obtain a municipal (city) business license as well. Please contact the appropriate municipality for additional information.

City of Tuscaloosa
City Hall Building
Linda McKinnney, Revenue Director
2230 6th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 248-5200
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City of Northport
Northport City Hall
Business License –
Cyndi Herren-Sims
Sales Tax – Lou Anna Draper
3500 Mcfarland Boulevard
Northport, AL 35476
(205) 339-7000
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Town of Coaling
11281 Stephens Loop Road
Coaling, AL 35453
(205)507-0200
The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama also has a website on starting and running a business, http://www.youronestopcenter.com.

STATE BUSINESS LICENSE FEES

State Business License fees are determined by the exact nature and type of business being conducted. For more specific information pertaining to business license costs visit the Department of Revenue’s website at https://www.revenue.alabama.gov/licenses/index.html, or contact the Business License Manager of the Tuscaloosa County License Office at BusinessLicense@tuscco.com. Prior to issuance, some licenses require state regulatory permits, for example auto dealers, food establishments, etc.

HOW DO I GET A STATE BUSINESS LICENSE?

For a new business or a new location of an existing business, you must visit or contact the Tuscaloosa County License Office at 2501 7th Street, Suite 100, Tuscaloosa, AL, by email BusinessLicense@tuscco.com or telephone (205)464-8235, to purchase or update your State Business License. Be prepared to give a detailed description of the type of business you will be conducting, because this will determine the type of licenses required.

WHAT ABOUT COLLECTING SALES TAX?

All persons or businesses that sell tangible property at retail, or operate machines or places of entertainment or amusement must collect sales tax and make reports and payments to all taxing agencies. For more information on collecting sales tax, contact the Tuscaloosa County Special Tax Board.

Mr. Kirk Keith, Manager
Tuscaloosa County Special Tax Board
2620 6th Street, Suite 100
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205)722-0540

HOW DO I RENEW A STATE BUSINESS LICENSE?

State Business Licenses are valid for a fiscal year beginning October 1, and ending September 30 of the following year. Business licenses are renewed yearly between October 1st and October 31st. Reminder notices to renew are sent out, but are only done so as a courtesy. Alabama law mandates penalties for failure to renew a business license during the specified renewal period.

State Business License renewals can be processed by mail for an additional $2 mail fee.

WHAT IF I MOVE MY BUSINESS?

If your business changes location, your original business license must be updated. Bring your current State Business License to the main office of the Tuscaloosa County License Office in the Courthouse Annex at 2501 7th Street, Tuscaloosa, or contact us by email BusinessLicense@tuscco.com or telephone (205) 464-8235 in order to change the address on your State Business License to the new location.

Auto dealers must contact the Alabama Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division – Dealer License Section for procedures to change the location of the dealership. The Dealer License Section can be contacted by email at dealerlicense@revenue.alabama.gov or by phone at (334) 242-9007.

WHAT IF I SELL MY BUSINESS OR BUY A BUSINESS FROM SOMEONE ELSE?

State Business Licenses may be transferred to new owners. Bring the original State Business License and the transfer of ownership documents to the Main License Office or contact us in order to transfer the State Business License.

NOTE: State Business Licenses issued to professionals (doctors, engineers, accountants, manicurists, etc.) are NOT transferable.

WHERE DO I PURCHASE MY STATE BUSINESS LICENSE?

State Business Licenses for Tuscaloosa County can only be purchased at the Main Office, and CANNOT be purchased at our satellite locations.

Main License Office
Tuscaloosa County Courthouse Annex
2501 7th Street Suite 100
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

You may contact us by email at BusinessLicense@tuscco.com or by calling us at (205) 464-8235 for information on how to purchase a license.

MINIMUM INFORMATION NEEDED TO PURCHASE A STATE BUSINESS LICENSE

  • Name of Company
  • Owner Name(s)
  • Billing Address
  • Physical Address
  • Local Office Phone
  • Home Office Phone
  • Federal Employer Identification Number or Social Security Number
  • Type of Business

If you have any questions about business licenses, email us at BusinessLicense@tuscco.com or call us at (205) 464-8235.

395018_177744712324860_1956259909_nDisclaimer: The information contained in this website is current as of July 1, 2017. It is not all-inclusive, and is only meant to provide general information regarding licensing and registration requirements in Tuscaloosa County. Please note that changes in the law and directives from the Alabama Department of Revenue can alter, negate or compound the requirements contained herein.