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 Information On Sales, Use, Lease, Lodging Taxes

Mobile County levies a county wide Sales, Use and Lease Tax and also administers a Mobile County School Sales and Use Tax in county areas outside the corporate limits of Prichard and Mobile. A county wide Lodging Tax is also levied. Reports and payment of these taxes are made to the License Commission Office after establishing a tax account. Payments are due on or before the 20th of the month succeeding the accrual of tax.

A tax account for locations in areas of the county outside the City of Mobile may be established by applying for same at our Michael Square Office on Michael Blvd. at Azalea Rd, or by phone or fax. For a copy of our application for a tax account or business license, click here. If your location is within the City of Mobile or its Police Jurisdiction, you may apply for a joint city/county tax account with City of Mobile Revenue Department, P.O. Box 3065, Mobile, AL 36652 or by calling (251) 208-7462. You may also apply in person on the second floor of the south tower of the City/County Government complex on Government Street in downtown Mobile.

For a copy of our combined Mobile County and School Sales & Use Tax form, click here. For a copy of our Lodging Tax report form, click here. The current Mobile County Resolution levying the County Sales, Use, Lease and Lodging taxes may be found here. The county sales, use and lease tax levies parallel the State of Alabama Sales, Use and Lease tax though not completely. For example, our taxes have different rates, penalties and no discount for on time payment. We do not charge interest on late payments nor do we pay interest on refunds. Our lodging tax also differs from the state lodging tax in that it is levied on the provider’s gross receipts from providing accommodations of less than 180 continuous days and has no other exemption (see Section Five, page 5 and 6 of current resolution).

The School Sales and Use Tax was a State of Alabama constitutional amendment passed in 2001. See Act 2001-223 for more information on this levy and our School Tax Instruction Sheet.

Rates of tax can be found here.

See information regarding business licenses here.

If you have questions please contact our office at:

3925-F Michael Blvd.
P.O. Box 161009
Mobile, AL 36616
(251) 574 - 4800 Phone
(251) 574 - 8103 Fax