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Welcome to the Business section of the City of Demopolis website. Here you will find information on Business Requirements, Revenue, Bid information, and more.

Revenue Division

The Revenue Division takes great pride in building relationships with The City of Demopolis businesses.  We understand that opening and operating a business can be a bit overwhelming and difficult at times – that is why we are here to help.  Our division responsibilities include issuing business licenses and collection of various taxes.  Most of all, our major responsibility is assisting you, our business community.

The City of Demopolis Revenue Division is open from 8am to 5pm, Monday – Friday.  This division provides assistance to new and existing businesses, issues business licenses, and collects the following taxes:

Gas Tax   (pay online here)
Tobacco Tax  (pay online here)
Auto Sales and Rental Tax  (contact for payment instructions)
Liquor, Beer and Wine Tax  (contact for payment instructions)

Business will pay the following taxes to the State:

Sales and Seller’s Use Tax
Consumer Use Tax
Rental Tax
Lodging Tax

For questions about city taxes, email the city Revenue Clerk (

Business License Applications:

Businesses physically located within the City Limits of Demopolis or in the police jurisdiction must be licensed by both the City of Demopolis and by the State of Alabama.

For New Business Licenses, please contact Julius Rembert, Building Official, by calling 334-289-0577 or email

For Existing Business Licenses, please contact the Revenue Clerk at 334-289-0577 or email to

To apply for a business license, please submit the following application:
Business License Application 

City Sales Tax Rate

The total amount of sales tax in the 9.0% (4% to the State of Alabama, 3% to the City of Demopolis and 2% to Marengo County). At this time, the City of Demopolis does not collect tax in our Police Jurisdiction.


       Obtain information about City Bids by clicking HERE.