Montgomery launches no-contact system for business license renewals

Montgomery launches no-contact system for business license renewals
The city of Montgomery has launched a no-contact process for 2021 business license renewals. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The city of Montgomery has launched a no-contact process for 2021 business license renewals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The “timely renewal period” for licenses runs through Feb. 1. Business license renewals processed after Feb. 1 will be subject to a late penalty and/or interest payment.

The city’s license and revenue division says it will not accept cash payments for business licenses this year in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Instead, businesses can pay with credit or debit cards, personal checks, cashier’s checks or money orders.

Checks and money orders must be made payable to the city of Montgomery. They can be mailed or deposited in the drop box outside of 25 Washington Ave.

In order to renew a license with a debit or credit card, business owners should complete the renewal form and email it to licinfo@montgomeryal.gov or fax it to 334-625-2994. Once received, the city’s revenue division will contact the business to obtain and process the debit or credit card information. Visa, Mastercard and Discover cards are accepted, and there is a 2.5% service fee plus an additional 30 cents.

For more information, click here or call the city’s license and revenue office at 334-625-2036.

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