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City of Huntsville

308 Fountain Circle Southwest, Huntsville, AL, 35801, US


Alcoholic Beverage License Instruction Sheet

  1. You must first file an application with the State of Alabama ABC Office at (256)726-0401.
  2. There is a non-refundable filing fee of $100.00 due with the application.
  3. Completely fill out the application and sign in the required places and print the form to be notarized and then mailed or hand-delivered.
  4. Attach a copy of the articles of incorporation, organization or partnership papers.
  5. Attach a copy of your lease / deed. The name(s) listed on the lease must be the applicant.
  6. List all convictions other than minor traffic tickets. Failure to do so is cause for automatic denial of application.
  7. Provide a copy of a valid Driver’s License for each person listed on application.
  8. There is a fee of $25.00 per background check.
  9. Contact the Madison County Health Department at 256-539-3711 for a Food Permit.
  10. All on-premise liquor licenses require a minimum $8,000.00 Liquor Tax Bond.
Once the License Review Committee approves your application, and after you purchase the City of Huntsville Privilege License, you will be given a “Letter of Approval” to take to the State of Alabama ABC Office. Application processing time is approximately 5-6 weeks.

If you have any questions, you may call 256-427-5082, or write to:
Mailing Address:
Clerk-Treasurer Department
City of Huntsville P. O. Box 308
Huntsville, AL 35804-0308

Physical Address:
Clerk-Treasurer Department
City of Huntsville
308 Fountain Circle Huntsville, AL35801

E-mail Address:
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