Regulations & Permits

When determining what licenses and permits are required for your specific business, it is essential to determine what federal, state, county and city requirements must be met. This information should be obtained very early in the research process to determine if a particular type of business is allowable in the area you are considering.

Every person, firm, company, corporation or association engaged in any business, vocation, occupation or profession must obtain a state license, and a county license when required.

Any questions concerning privilege license laws or store license laws should be directed to:
Alabama Department of Revenue
Business & License Tax Division
P.O. Box 327550
Montgomery, AL 36132-7550
334-353-7827


Federal Agencies
  • Environmental Protection Agency (General Information): 800-241-1754
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: 800-669-4000
  • Department of Immigration & Naturalization: 800-375-5283
  • Federal Identification Number (Form SS-4): 800-829-3676
  • Federal Information Center: 800-333-4636
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta: 404-498-8500
  • Internal Revenue Service: 800-829-1040
  • National Climatic Center: 828-271-4800
  • National Flood Insurance Program: 800-638-6620
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration: 205-731-1534
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration: 251-441-6131
  • Patents and Trademarks Information: 800-786-9199
  • Social Security Administration: 800-772-1213
  • Tennessee Valley Authority: 865-632-2101
  • Technical Library – Muscle Shoals: 256-386-2872
  • U.S. Census Bureau: 301-763-4636
  • U.S. Copyright Information: 202-707-3002
  • U.S. Department of Commerce: 205-731-1331
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Wage/Hour Division: 205-536-8570
  • U.S. Forestry Service (Southern Region-R8): 404-347-4095
  • U.S. Small Business Administration: 205-290-7101
  • U.S. Veterans Administration: 800-827-1000

State Agencies
  • Agricultural Center Board: 334-242-5597
  • Agricultural Experiment Station: 334-844-2345
  • Alabama Archives and History: 334-242-4441
  • Alabama Attorney General: 334-242-7300
  • Alabama Building Commission: 334-242-4082
  • Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel: 334-242-4169
  • Alabama Commission on Higher Education: 334-242-1998
  • Alabama Consumer Protection Agency: 334-242-7335
  • Alabama Cooperative Extension Service: 334-844-5323
  • Alabama Department of Aeronautics: 334-242-4480
  • Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries: 334-240-7171
  • Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: 334-242-3486
  • Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs: 334-242-5100
  • Alabama Department of Education: 334-242-9700
  • Alabama Department of Environmental Management: 334-271-7700
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources: 334-242-1310
  • Alabama Department of Labor: 334-242-8003
  • ADOL – Workmen’s Compensation Division: 334-242-2868
  • Alabama Department of Information Systems: 334-242-3244
  • Alabama Department of Public Health: 334-206-5300
  • Alabama Department of Public Safety: 334-242-4371
  • Alabama Department of Commerce: 334-242-0400
  • Alabama Film Office: 334-242-4195
  • Alabama Forestry Commission: 334-240-9300
  • Alabama Department of Transportation: 334-242-6358
  • Alabama Historical Commission: 334-242-3184
  • Alabama House of Representatives: 334-242-7600
  • Alabama Industrial Development Training Program: 334-242-4158
  • Alabama International Trade Center: 205-348-7621
  • Alabama Labor Department: 334-242-3460
  • Alabama Legislative Reference Service: 334-242-7560
  • Alabama Public Service Commission: 334-242-5218
  • Alabama Revenue Department: 334-242-1170
  • Alabama Secretary of State: 334-242-7200
  • Alabama Securities Commission: 334-242-2984
  • Alabama Senate: 334-242-7800
  • Alabama Small Business Development Center Network: 205-348-1582
  • Alabama State Council on the Arts: 334-242-4076
  • Alabama State Docks: 334-441-7100
  • Center for Business and Economic Research: 205-348-6191
  • Commissioner of Insurance: 334-269-3550
  • Contractors Licensing Board: 334-272-5030
  • The Work Force Development Division ADECA: 334-242-5100
  • Engineers & Land Surveyors Registrars Board: 334-242-5568
  • Geological Survey-Oil and Gas Board: 205-349-2852
  • Governor’s Office: 334-242-7100
  • Lieutenant Governor: 334-242-7900
  • Liquified Petroleum Gas Board: 334-242-5649
  • Register New Company Name: 334-242-5324
  • State Banking Department: 334-242-3452
  • Sales Tax: 334-242-1490
Associations
  • Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities: 334-356-2220
  • Alabama Association of Realtors: 334-262-3808
  • Alabama Association of School Boards: 334-277-9700
  • Alabama Bankers Association: 334-834-1890
  • Alabama Broadcasters Association: 205-982-5001
  • Alabama Climate Center: 256- 922-5800
  • Alabama Coal Association: 205-871-3734
  • Alabama Concrete Industries Association: 334-265-0501
  • Alabama Education Association: 334-834-9790
  • Alabama Grocers Association: 205-823-5498
  • Alabama Hospital Association: 334-272-8781
  • Alabama Hotel and Motel Association: 334-263-3407
  • Alabama League of Municipalities: 334-262-2566
  • Alabama Poultry & Egg Association: 334-265-2732
  • Alabama Restaurant & Food Service Association: 205-823-5498
  • Alabama Retail Association: 334-263-1915
  • Alabama Road Builders Association: 334-832-4331
  • Alabama Textile Manufacturers Association: 334-279-1250
  • Alabama Travel Council: 334-271-0050
  • Alabama Women in Business: 205-278-9781
  • Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama: 205-870-9768
  • Association of County Commissions of Alabama: 334-263-7594
  • Better Business Bureau: 205-558-2222
  • Business Council of Alabama: 334-834-6000
  • Manufacture Alabama: 334-386-3000
  • Medical Association of Alabama: 334-954-2500
  • National Federation of lndependent Business: 334-264-2261
  • Southern Building Code Congress International: 205-591-1853
  • Southern Growth Policy Board: 919-941-5145

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