Business License Application

This application must be filled out in order to obtain a City of Opelika Business License. A Fee Calculation Sheet is provided for your convenience. Please fill this out and call with questions.

Mail to City of Opelika Revenue Department at:
P.O. Box 390
Opelika, AL 36803

Make checks or Money Orders to City of Opelika. Credit cards are not accepted at this time.

Part I

If your business is out of your home, be sure to check home occupation The Revenue Department will fill in the information for the Rate Schedule, Taxpayer ID Number and the Territory.

Part II

If your company is a corporation or non-profit, the President or CEO must fill in the blanks for their Social Security Number, Date of Birth, Drivers License Number and State in which the drivers license is issued. Supply Federal ID Number and State Sales Tax Number if you have one. If you are in the process of obtaining either one, you may write "A/F" (applied for) in the blank. You then must furnish that number to the Revenue Department when you receive it. 

Contractor Certification numbers are obtained from the State Board that regulates your type business and the Competency Card is obtained from the Building Inspection Department. Surety bonds are required of Electrical Contractors ($5,000) and Plumbing Contractors ($5,000).

Part III

Obtain the cost of the license by contacting the Revenue Department at 334-705-5162, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. central time zone. The application must be signed and dated by the owner of the business or the legal representative.