Welcome to Jefferson County

As the most populous county in Alabama, Jefferson County is home to nearly 700,000 residents. The county is located in the north-central area of the state and has about 20 major state highways and interstates.  From upscale dining and shopping to rural farming areas, Jefferson County has a diverse and thriving business community.
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Census Data

  • Population in 2014: 660,793
  • Housing units in 2014: 305,040
  • Median Household income 2010-14: $45,239
  • Land area in square miles in 2010: 1111
  • Total number of firms in 2007: 55,470

Core Services

Business Licenses

Access a comprehensive guide to obtaining and maintaining your Jefferson County business license, find answers to questions regarding sales tax collection, and gather information on city and state business licensing.

Sales Tax

Jefferson County Special Tax Board collects all of its own local taxes. All entities that currently conduct business in Jefferson County should contact this office to determine any potential tax liability.

Online Services

Search databases, pay your property taxes, access census data, connect with Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and view various county maps.

Contact Us

Find the main numbers for the Jefferson County Courthouses and departmental emails.

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