Business License and Tax Requirements

Thank you for your interest in doing business in our beautiful city. We wish you well as you pursue your desires toward a successful and prosperous business.

A valid City of Gulf Shores business license is required for any company or person engaged in business within the corporate limits as well as our police jurisdiction. A business license application needs to be completed and submitted for approval as well as the fee(s) paid before conducting business in the city.

There are 2 different types of license applications: a general business license and a rental license application. If you are operating your business from more than one location or have more than one rental property a separate application and license will be required for each location. Along with the business license requirements there may be taxes associated with your type of business. Below you will find more information and links to our business license applications, checklists and tax forms. Please review the required information before submitting a business license application.

Business License Applications

     General Business License

o       Rental License

Business License Renewals

o   Business License Renewal


o      Sales Tax

o      Lodging Tax

o    Use Tax

    Rental/Lease Tax

o      Liquor Excise Tax

o   Other City Administered Taxes