Doing Business in Baldwin County

Business Resources

If you make deliveries, perform services, have sales people calling on local merchants, or have a store or office located in the City of Foley or its police jurisdiction, you need a City of Foley business license. Requirements and fees vary depending  upon the type of business. 

You also might require....
State & County license - Application 
Alabama Department of Revenue—Use the MAT System (my Alabama taxes)

Are you serving food drink or even ice, you need…

The Health Department—(251) 947– 3618
ABC Board (alcohol) - Call Betty @ (251) 947-2971

The City of Foley provides an easy application and pre-approval  that includes zoning, inspections and fire codes.
Click her to view/download the pre-approval form

Business Licesne Application 

Home Base Business Application 

Business License Fee Schedule 

 Staffing Resources 

Carreer Center, Foley (251) 943-4154
200 W Michigan Ave, Foley, AL 36535 
AIDT- (Alabama Industrial Development Training) is an innovative training program that provides value-added solutions for Alabama’s new and expanding industries.  Services are offered at no cost to qualifying companies.


 The Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance has developed a comprehensive database of information and demographics to assist new and existing businesses.

Tax information is available at the Baldwin County website. Businesses must obtain a Baldwin County Tax Account before tax remittance can be accepted. Each city or town also has Sales Tax. Be sure to check with each when you apply for your Business License in that municipality. State tax forms are obtained through the Alabama Department of Revenue (334-242-1490). Electronic Registration system and filing for State and County are available at the Alabama Department of Revenue website.

Center for Workforce and Economic opportunity  Focuses on employment policies and labor market issues that affect low- and moderate-income individuals. It acts as a bridge between research and practice, connecting researchers, businesses, and policymakers with innovative approaches to creating economic opportunity through education and employment. The center also contributes to economic research and monetary policy discussions by tracking labor market trends affecting low- and moderate-income workers.