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Process for Obtaining a Privilege License
Click here  for the procedure for obtaining a Business License.
  • Complete an Application for Business License.
  • Businesses that intend to serve food must obtain a food permit from the Houston County Health Department. For more information about obtaining a food permit from the Houston County Health Department, call (334) 678-2815.
  • If alcoholic beverages are intended to be served, applicant must have the Board of Commissioners approval. Applications are initiated with the ABC Board, telephone (334) 792-9155, and apply to the sale of alcoholic beverages both on and off premise. The application is then filed in the City Clerk's Office, Room 213 of the Roy Driggers Municipal Building (Civic Center), telephone (334) 615-3160.
  • Businesses in the building or construction industry, in addition to obtaining a City of Dothan Business License, must also obtain construction permits from the Building Inspection Department. For more information concerning construction permits, call (334) 615-4450.
  • Please note that in each county or municipality you are conducting business in Alabama, you are subject to licensing requirements for each jurisdiction;  therefore, you may need to obtain a business license from Houston County. You can contact them at 334-677-4786.

More Information
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Business License Division:

Business License Division
P. O. Box 2128
Dothan, AL 36302 
Ph:  (334) 615-3166

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