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Business License

Starting or renewing a Business License

All you have to do is fill out an application and talk to our Revenue Officer to get your license to do business here in Scottsboro.

Look below for a step by step guide to applying or Apply Online Here. 

How Often?

All business licenses expire on December 31st of each year, they must then be renewed before the end of January each year to avoid any penalties.

 Need help?

We have a full breakdown of how to fill out your application below. If you are still having trouble after reading our walkthrough get in touch with us and we will help you through the process. You can also come by City Hall during business hours for help or contact the Revenue Officer Shane McLemore at (256) 912-0508

Completing a Business License Application

1. Print an application : Business License Application Or Apply for your Application Online.

2. Determine the type or scope of business(s) that you will/are performing in the City of Scottsboro. Then locate the NAICS Code for this type of business. You can find the NAICS Code listing here.

3. When you find your NAICS code you will notice a 1 or 2 digit number to the right of it, this is your fee schedule number. View the Fee Schedule here.

4. Use this fee schedule number to determine the amount you owe for your business license. Most businesses base this on their previous years Gross Receipts, if available.

5. In the case of a new business, the amount owed will be based on the CONTRACT AMOUNT or the PROJECTED REVENUE of the business for the current year.

6. Print the business owners name on the line provided and also date and sign by the owner or representative.

7. Bring your finished application to Scottsboro City Hall (Map our Location) during business hours (8 A.M.- 4:30 P.M.).

8. You can also mail in your application with a check for the amount owed to: 316 S Broad Street, Scottsboro, AL 35768

More Information about Business License Applications

  • A separate license must be purchased for each line of business performed in the City of Scottsboro.
  • Use a separate column for each NAICS Code on the application.
  • Complete all the information listed on the top of application.
  • Please note that there are certain businesses that are State regulated. You must submit a copy of any and all certifications before your application will be processed.
  • Your business license expires December 31 of each year.
  • Each business owner must renew their business license during the month of January each year to avoid a penalty.
  • Penalties are assessed to filings postmarked later than January 31 or if not obtained prior to February 1 at City Hall located at 316 South Broad Street. These penalties are 15% during the month of February and 30% after the end of February.

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