Mobile Government


REVENUE DEPARTMENT: FAQ's


205 Gov't St., S. Tower Rm. 243
PO Box 3065
Mobile, AL 36652-3065
Office: 251-208-7462
Fax: 251-208-7954



Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the deadline for Business Licenses?
    Business licenses are required at the time a business starts operation in Mobile. Businesses operating without a business license can be issued a Municipal Offense Ticket.

  • Who is required to apply for a business license?
    Business licenses are required of any person, firm or entity conducting business from, into or within the City of Mobile and the Police Jurisdiction.

  • When should I apply for a business license?
    Application for a business license should be before the start of business. Application made after the start of business is accepted subject to zoning and other restrictions.

  • Is a license required for each separate business?
    A business license is required for separate businesses. In addition, a business license is also required for separate physical locations of a business.

  • How do I register with the City of Mobile?
    There are three ways to make application for a business license: (1) on-line application at www.cityofmobile.org; (2) in person at 205 Gvt St., 2nd Flr., South Tower; (3) and, by mail.