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Business License Application & Renewal


A business license is required for any person, firm or entity conducting business from, into or within the City of Mobile and the Police Jurisdiction.

for a new business license

Start here to apply for a new business license in the City of Mobile.

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your business license

All business licenses expire on December 31, regardless of when in the year you received it. Business Licenses are due by January 1st and are delinquent after January 31st.

Renew License




Step 1

Is your business within the City of Mobile, click here to confirm.
Look under the Jurisdiction to see if your business is located in the City of Mobile or City of Mobile Police Jurisdiction. If you receive no results, please contact the Revenue Department at 251-208-7462.

Step 2

Check for zoning clearance.  Please click here to see where your business is allowed. 
Once you have received your zoning clearance, you may proceed to Step 3.

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

Please click here to download the instructions for the business license application process. These instructions are necessary to complete the application.

Step 6

Once you have all required documents, please click here to complete the application process. 
Note: Additional documents might be required.

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

Revenue Office Government Plaza (2nd Floor) Window Hours:

8:00 to 3:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays and 8:00 to 1:00 Wednesdays.  


**Our window hours will be extended for the Mardi Gras season

Starting 2/3 - 2/21/2023, hours will be Mon. - Fri. 8:00 to 4:30 p.m.