Work in Spanish Fort

Doing Business in Spanish Fort

Welcome to Spanish Fort! We welcome your business and wish you much success. The staff at City Hall will be happy to assist you with your questions or concerns.

To help you get started, here are a few steps to consider, if applicable to your business activity, including, but not limited, to the following:

A. Business License
All businesses are required to purchase a Spanish Fort Business License each calendar year. The Business License fee for 2016 is $112. for the full calendar year (which includes a $12. issuance fee).  The Business License fee for applications submitted after July 1, 2016, will be prorated to $62. for the remainder of the calendar year (which includes a $12. issuance fee). Only original executed application forms should be returned, along with payment, to the City of Spanish Fort, 7361 Spanish Fort Boulevard, Spanish Fort, AL 36527. Checks, cashier checks, or money orders are the accepted methods of payment.  No faxes or copies of applications will be accepted.  Once you are licensed to do business in Spanish Fort, a renewal letter will automatically be mailed to you annually. 

B. Planning and Zoning

We recommend that you contact the City Planning and Zoning Department to verify that your business type conforms to the current Planning and Zoning laws for the property where the business will be located. See the Planning and Zoning Department forms and guidelines here.

C. Building Permit

The Building Department will assist you in obtaining permits for any modifications or construction necessary for the structure where your business will be located. See the Building Department forms and checklists here.

D. Health Department

Please contact the Baldwin County Health Department to address any concerns about your Health Department permit, including, but not limited to, food service permitting, septic tank inspections, grease trap inspections, etc. Baldwin County Health Department Website

E. Signage

Consult the Sign Ordinance before erecting any signs in the City of Spanish Fort. Regulations on signage vary by location.  Disclaimer: Ordinances are often updated by the City Council.  Additional ordinances pertaining to signage:  Ordinance No. 63-96 and Ordinance No. 411-2012.  Please contact Spanish Fort City Hall to verify that these ordinances are the most current versions still in effect.