Taxes

Lodging Tax


The lodging tax rate in the City of Gulf Shores varies based on location within the corporate city limits or within the police jurisdiction.
  • Baldwin County - 2.0%
  • City of Gulf Shores (corporate limits) - 5.0% (Increase May 1, 2018 to 7.0%)
  • City of Gulf Shores (police jurisdiction) - 2.5% (Increase May 1, 2018 to 3.5%)
  • State of Alabama - 4.0 %


Property Tax


In the State of Alabama, property tax is based on three factors:
  • Exemptions 
  • Millage Rate
  • Property Classification

The total Millage Rate for Gulf Shores is 33.0 (0.033).

All property taxes are due on October 1 and become delinquent after December 31 of each year.

Calculating Your Property Taxes


To calculate your Alabama property tax, visit the Baldwin County Revenue Commission website.


Sales Tax


  • Baldwin County - 3.0%
  • City of Gulf Shores (corporate limits) - 3.0%
  • City of Gulf Shores (police jurisdiction) - 1.5%
  • State of Alabama - 4.0%

Additional Information


For more information regarding taxes in the State of Alabama, visit the Alabama Department of Revenue website.

For more information regarding taxes in Baldwin County, visit the Baldwin County Revenue Commission website.