Business Licenses

City Business Licenses


  • Each person, firm, corporation or other business entity must obtain a City of Pelham business license prior to conducting business activity in the City of Pelham.
  • The license year is January 1 through December 31. Business license renewals are due January 1 and delinquent after January 31 each year.
  • Proof of State certification is required for certain classifications. For additional license information call 205-620-6480 or fax 205-663-0050.
  • Cash and check are the accepted forms of payment.
From the Building Department and Fire Prevention Division to businesses opening a location in Pelham or moving from one location to another in Pelham:

  • Inspections from both the Building Department and Fire Department must be made prior to occupancy and the issuance of a business license.
  • When completing the license application, the business must also complete an inspection request form and pay the required $25 inspection fee.
  • Once both inspections have been made and approval is given, the business license will be issued and the business can occupy the location.
  • If you have questions about the process or code requirements please call City Hall at 205-620-6400 or the Fire Department at 205-620-6500.