Business Licenses

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Business Licenses 2018-06-14T18:15:43+00:00
Foley Business Licenses

Business Licenses

Contacts
Meg Hellmich, Revenue Officer
mhellmich@cityoffoley.org
251-943-1545

Jamie L. Smith, Revenue Clerk
jlsmith@cityoffoley.org

Location
407 E. Laurel Avenue, Foley, AL 36535
Monday through Friday, 8am–5pm

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1750, Foley, AL 36536

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.