City Hall is located at 809 main Street in Roanoke and contains the following offices.
Mayor-- Mike Fisher
City Clerk-- Penny Holloway
Court Clerk-- Sonya Nolan
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Clerical Assistant-- Jakiea Autrey
Community Service-- Frank Fetner 863-5697
Community Service must sign in at City Hall at 8:00 a.m.
you must not be late!!
Purchasing Agent / Zoning Administrator--Tim Jacobs
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Revenue Officer--Pat Truitt
The Mission of the Revenue Department is to administer the City's Revenue, Ordinances, Regulations and Contracts efficiently, equitable and in a professional manner, to provide complete, accurate and timely information and service to tax payers and to properly collect the taxes and license fees due the City.
Hours of Operation:
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
809 Main Street
Roanoke, Al 36274
P.O. Box 1270
Roanoke, Al 36274
Code Enforcement Officer
What are the steps in getting a business license?
The first step is determining where your physical location will be. If this location is inside the city limits , then you are required to get your business location approved by the Zoning Administrator. Once the code compliance is completed, then a business license will be issued based on the fees in accordance with the business license ordinance.
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When are taxes due?
Monthly taxes are due by the 20th day of the month following the reporting period in which the tax is collected or accrued.
The City of Roanoke Sales, Use, and Rental taxes are collected by RDS and can be set up for collection by contacting RDS 1-800-556-7274 ext 34145 or forms can be obtained on the website at www.alatax.com all payments of sales tax should be mailed to Sales Tax Trust Account P.O. Box 830725 Birmingham, Al 35283-0725. Fax # 205-423-4099.
When is a City of Roanoke Business License required?
A business license is required by any person located in any business, vocation, occupation or profession in the City of Roanoke. Applications for business license and building permits can be obtained at the Roanoke City Hall 809 Main Street Roanoke, Al
What taxes are administered by the City of Roanoke?
Sales, Use, Rental, Lodging, Tobacco, Business License, Building Permits
What is considered timely payment?
Payment is considered timely if received by RDS or postmarked by the postal service on or before the due date. If the 20th falls on a weekend or Holiday, the return must be postmarked on or before the next working day.
What is sales tax?
Sales tax is a privilege tax imposed on the retail sale of tangible personal property. The tax is collected by the seller from their customer and remitted directly to the City of Roanoke through RDS( Revenue Recovery Systems). All sales of tangible personal property are trail sales except those defined as wholesale sales.
What are wholesale sales?
Wholesale sales are sales of tangible personal property to licensed retail merchants, jobbers, dealers or other wholesalers for resale. It does not include sales to users or consumers that are not for resale. The seller must maintain the sales tax number or exemption number for these customers.
What is rental tangible personal property tax?
Also known as "rental tax" this tax is a privilege tax levied on the lessor for the leasing or renting of tangible personal property.
What is use tax?
Use tax is to be filed by persons, firms, or corporations storing, using or otherwise consuming tangible personal property in the City of Roanoke. Use tax is imposed on the sales price of the property only if the City of Roanoke sales tax cannot be assessed.
What is the initial cost of business license?
The cost of the initial business license is based on the fees set out in the Business License Ordinance. Each business has a separate fee based on the scheduled category in which your business is classified.
What type of license do I need to open a business?
The type of business license issued will be based on the type of business you will be operating. We can determine what type of license is necessary by asking you questions concerning your business and by the information obtained upon the completion of your business license application. In some cases, more than one type of license may be required.
When does the City of Roanoke's business license expire?
All City of Roanoke business license expire on December 31st of each year and are renewable from January 1st-January 31st without a penalty. After February 1st of each year penalties and interest are assessed.
What is required in order to obtain a building permit?
Building permits are issued for all construction on new building and or additions to new or existing buildings where the value of the project exceeds $2000.00 in value. The only exemptions to these permit fees will be for repairs, remodeling to an existing dwelling including but not limited to painting, window repair, roofing and siding.
To obtain a permit you must fill out an application to be approved by the Zoning Administrator. No construction should begin without first contacting City Hall for requirements.
Business Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
City of Roanoke
809 Main Street
P.O. Box 1270
Roanoke, Alabama 36274