Business Licenses

Beginning April 1, 2021 the City of Hoover will charge a transaction processing fee of 3.50% for all card transactions used for payments.

Apply for a License

Download the City of Hoover license application for city business license and taxes (PDF). Fill out completely the two page application, using the document General Licensing Requirements as a reference.

Upon receipt of a completed license application, the Revenue Department will determine the proper license classification for each business and determine the types of taxes that each business will be required to remit to the City of Hoover.

The city’s license year runs from January 1 through December 31 with all City of Hoover business licenses expiring on December 31 of each year - regardless of the date issued.

Multiple Licenses

Any person or entity, which is operating two or more businesses, vocations, occupations, or professions is required to file separate applications and obtain separate business licenses for each line of business, vocation, occupation or profession in which they are engaged.

License Classifications

The City of Hoover issues business licenses based on its License Schedule. Download our License Schedule (PDF).

Renew An Active License

Renew an active business license online.