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Jackson Business Licenses

Jackson, Alabama requires all businesses within city limits to obtain a business license to operate legally under the Municipal Code Title 2: Business Licenses and Regulations.

Business owners are required to complete an application for a Jackson, Alabama business license and pay the appropriate fee, which varies based on the type of business and the number of employees.

Most businesses are also required to file an annual business license renewal application and pay a renewal fee. Some types of businesses, such as contractors, may need to provide additional documentation such as proof of insurance and a state license. Failure to obtain or renew a business license may result in fines or legal action.

Overall, obtaining a business license in Jackson, Alabama is a necessary step towards establishing and maintaining a legal and compliant business within the city limits.

When you’re caught up in the excitement of starting a new business, it’s easy to ignore the need for licenses and permits. However, licenses and permits are mandatory, and before you can legally begin to operate your business, you need to have all its licenses and permits in place.

Additionally, if your business has employees or sells taxable goods or services, you need to register with the taxing authorities. Requirements vary by industry and depend on how and where you conduct business.

Not being compliant with all licenses, permits, and tax registrations could leave you unprotected legally, may lead to expensive penalties, and can jeopardize your business.

To apply for a new Business License, you will need to:​

Download and Fill out an APPLICATION View the SCHEDULE OF RATES to determine how much you should pay Return your application and payment to the following address:

CITY OF JACKSON ​ P.O. Box 1096 ​ Jackson, AL 36545

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If you are RENEWING a Business License, use the renewal form you received in the mail and use the Schedule of Rates to determine your fee. Return to the address above.

​If you have any questions, feel free to call us at (251) 246-2461