Occupation License

  • These fees are assessed based on the salary or wages an individual earns within the City of Opelika (1.5% of the gross wages earned).
  • Employers withhold and remit the occupation license fee on all wages earned within city limits.
  • Wages earned outside of the city are not subject to an occupational license fee.
  • Opelika occupation license is due on or before the last day of the month following the end of each quarter (April 30, July 31, October 31, January 31).
  • Penalties and interest will be assessed on returns and payments received after delinquent date.
  • Businesses are required to file a return each period even if no salaries or wages are earned.
  • Businesses must also submit an annual reconciliation of occupation license fee withheld.

Forms can be obtained by calling 334-705-5160 or by emailing a Revenue employee.

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