Jamie L. Smith, Revenue Officer
Anita Allen, Revenue Clerk
407 E. Laurel Avenue, Foley, AL 36535
Monday through Friday, 8am–5pm
P.O. Box 1750, Foley, AL 36536
Contractors and Services Business License Information
Businesses physically located within the corporate city limits of Foley must complete the following form and have approval from applicable departments:
Business License Pre-Approval Form
To apply for a City of Foley business license:
Business License Application
Business License Fee Schedule
Home-based businesses within the corporate city limits of Foley must also complete the following form:
Home-Based Business Application
Does the City of Foley collect liquor tax?
Yes. The liquor tax rate is 10% of all purchases from the ABC Store or 5% in the (fire) jurisdiction. You may download a form under the Applications section of this page.
Businesses Located Within the Corporate City Limits of Foley
My business will be serving liquor, beer and/or wine, and my business is located within the corporate city limits of Foley. What is the process to obtain a City of Foley license?
All businesses in the corporate city limits that intend to sell beer, wine or liquor must have prior approval from the mayor and council. Steps are as follows:
Step 1: Apply for a license to sell liquor, beer or wine at the ABC Board. The ABC Board may require you to submit your business license application to the City as part of their application process. The phone number for ABC Board is 251-947-2971.
Step 2: Once the ABC Board completes your application, they will forward it to the City of Foley. Once we receive the application, we will add the request to our next scheduled City Council Meeting. See Council Agendas and Minutes [LINK] for details regarding dates for submitting items.
Step 3: After the mayor and council approve your request, a letter will be sent directly to the ABC Board confirming the approval. You will then need to obtain a City of Foley business license.
Businesses Located Within the Police (Fire) Jurisdiction of Foley
My business will be serving liquor, beer and/or wine, and my business is not in the corporate city limits of Foley but it is in the Police Jurisdiction of Foley. What is the process to obtain a City of Foley license?
All businesses located within the Police Jurisdiction that intend to sell beer, wine or liquor must have prior approval from Baldwin County Commission. Steps are as follows:
Step 1: Apply for a license to sell liquor, beer or wine at the ABC Board. The phone number for ABC Board is 251-947-2971.
Step 2: Contact the Baldwin County Commission office at 251-943-5061 to schedule a Public Hearing for approval of your request to sell liquor, beer or wine.
Step 3: After the County Commission approves your request, submit a copy of the approval to the Revenue Department. You will need to obtain a City of Foley business license. License fees for businesses located in the Police (Fire) jurisdiction are half of the usual rate.
Please note: All businesses physically located within the corporate city limits of Foley will be required to complete the Business License Pre-Approval Form.
To find out if your business is located in the Police Jurisdiction or the corporate city limits of Foley, please contact the City of Foley Planning and Zoning Department or access the city’s Interactive GIS Map.
Information about contractors for citizens
The City of Foley Revenue Department is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding contractors and service type businesses offering their services in Foley. (251) 943-1545, M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Each contractor/service/business needs a City of Foley business license. We do not require insurance but we do ask for copies and keep them on file. An updated list of contractors
Please be aware of the following Alabama requirements:
o Roofing contracts of more than >$2,500 requires a Roofing Certificate from the ALABAMA Board of Homebuilders. https://hblb.alabama.gov/
o Home repair contracts of more than >$10,000 requires an ALABAMA Homebuilders Licensure Certificate. https://hblb.alabama.gov/
o Plumbing contracts require MASTER certification from the ALABAMA Plumbers Board. http://pgfb.alabama.gov/
o Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration contracts require certification from the ALABAMA Board of HVAC. https://hacr.alabama.gov/
o Electrical work will require certification from the ALABAMA Board of Electrical Contractors. http://aecb.alabama.gov/