About the Hoover Area Chamber

The Hoover Alabama Chamber of Commerce, its staff, members, officers and board members extend a warm welcome to you. We pride ourselves on being one of the South's fastest growing communities, offering new and progressive opportunities every day. Hoover spans almost 50 square miles of territory, involving much of Jefferson County and Shelby County. We promote a healthy business environment, and feature great restaurants, lodging facilities, sporting events, and vacation areas. Click here to read more.

Business License

Hoover Business License FAQs

Who is required to purchase a business license?
All persons, firms, corporations or businesses located inside the City of Hoover, or outside the city but conducting a trade, business, commerce, occupation, profession, exhibition, vocation, or performing services in the city.
When should I purchase a business license?
Prior to beginning operations.
What businesses need a license?
All businesses, whether profit, non-profit, or home-based.
Who issues business licenses?
The Revenue Dept. of the City of Hoover.
What is the city's license year?
Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. All business licenses expire on December 31 each year, regardless of the date it was issued.
What if I have more than one business?
You are required to file separate applications and obtain separate business licenses for each line of business, vocation, occupation or profession in which you are engaged.
How can I get a business license?
Contact the Revenue Department to obtain an application. Upon receipt of the completed application, the Revenue Department will determine the proper classification for your business and the taxes your business will be required to remit to the City of Hoover. The Department will then issue you an assessment letter listing the license fees due and payable to the City of Hoover. An account will then be established to record vour future license fees and tax payments.

For more information contact: City of Hoover Revenue Department
Mailing Address:
City of Hoover
Attn: Revenue Department
PO Box 360628
Hoover, AL 35236-0628

Street Address:
2020 Valleydale Rd Suite 207
Hoover, AL 35244

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Building Permits and Inspections

The Inspection Services Department of the City of Hoover oversees all residential and commercial construction, tenant improvements, and remodeling projects within the City of Hoover to ensure that such work meets the building, mechanical, plumbing, gas, and electrical codes adopted by the city. By assuring the safety and aesthetic standards of structures and utilities, Inspection Services helps to maintain the quality of the residential and business communities in Hoover.
The Inspection Services Department:

  • Obtaining permits for residential or commercial construction; conducting land-disturbing activity; plumbing; gas or mechanical work; electrical work
  • Building codes adopted by the City of Hoover
  • Permit fees information
  • Information about sign restrictions Ordinances regulating weeds, debris, and/or inoperable vehicles
  • Information about requirements for subdivision and erosion bonds
  • Obtaining credits on sewer bills under certain circumstances (Riverchase, Inverness and Southlake sewer customers only)
  • Land Use and Zoning Classifications
  • Parcels of land
  • Flood Zone information
  • Address information

For more information, contact:
City of Hoover
Inspection Service Department
2020 Valleydale Rd., Ste. 103
Hoover, AL 35244
Telephone: (205) 444-7522
Fax: (205) 444-7650

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