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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MONROEVILLE, ALABAMA, THAT THE BUISNESS LICENSE CODE OF THE CITY OF MONROEVILLE, ALABAMA IS REPEALED IN ITS ENTIRETY AND REPLACED WITH THE FOLLOWING:

BUSINESS LICENSE CODE OF THE CITY OF MONROEVILLE, ALABAMA FOR THE YEAR 2017 AND EACH SUBSEQUENT YEAR. 

SCHEDULE OF LICENSES AND FEES
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MONROEVILLE, ALABAMA, as follows:

SECTION 1. Levy of tax. 
SECTION 2. Definition of terms. 
SECTION 3. License term; minimum license. 
SECTION 4. License shall be location specific. 
SECTION 5. License transfer restrictions. 
SECTION 6. Unlawful to do business without a license. 
SECTION 7. License must be posted. 
SECTION 8. Duty to file report. 
SECTION 9. Duty to permit records inspection 
SECTION 10. Unlawful to obstruct municipal designee. 
SECTION 11. Privacy of information. 
SECTION 12. Failure to file assessment. 
SECTION 13. Lien for non-payment of license tax. 
SECTION 14. Criminal penalties. 
SECTION 15. Civil penalties. 
SECTION 16. Penalties and interest. 
SECTION 17. Prosecutions unaffected. 
SECTION 18. Procedure for denial of new applications. 
SECTION 19. Procedure for revocation/suspension of license. 
SECTION 20. Refunds on overpayments. 
SECTION 21. Delivery License. 
SECTION 22. License classification codes. 
SECTION 23. License Fee Schedules. 
SECTION 24. Exchange of information. 
SECTION 25. License fees in Police Jurisdiction. 
SECTION 26. Effective Date. 
SECTION 27. Severability. 
SECTION 28. Repealer. 

Section 1. Levy of Tax.
Pursuant to the Code of Alabama, the following is hereby declared to be and is adopted as the business license code and schedule of licenses for the municipality for the year beginning January 1, 2008, and for each subsequent year thereafter. There is hereby levied and assessed a business license fee for the privilege of doing any kind of business, trade, profession or other activity in the municipality, or the police jurisdiction, by whatever name called.

Section 2. Definitions.
Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the following terms shall have the following meaning as set forth below:
1. BUSINESS. Any commercial or industrial activity ro any enterprise, trade, profession, occupation, or livelihood, including the lease or rental of residential or nonresidential real estate, whether or not carried on for gain or profit, and whether or not engaged in as a principal or as an independent contractor, which is engaged in, or caused to be engaged in, within a municipality.
2. BUSINESS LICENSE. An annual license issued by the municipality for the privilege of doing any kind of business, trade, profession, or other activity in the municipality, by whatever name called, which document is required to be conspicuously posted or displayed except to the extent the taxpayer’s business license tax or other financial information is listed thereon.
3. BUSINESS LICENSE REMITTANCE FORM. Any business license return, renewal reminder notice, or other writing on which the taxpayer calculates the business license tax liability for all or part of the license year and remits the amount so calculated with the form.
4. DEPARTMENT or DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE. The Alabama Department of Revenue, as created under Section 40-2-1 et seq.
5. DESIGNEE. An agent or employee of the municipality authorized to administer or collect, or both the municipality’s business license taxes, which may include another taxing jurisdiction, the Department of Revenue, or a “private auditing or collecting firm” as defined in Section 40-2A-3 of the Code of Alabama.
6. GROSS RECEIPTS. The measure of any and all receipts of a business from whatever source derived, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable laws and constitutional provisions, to be used in calculating the amount due for a business license. Provided, however, that:
(a) Gross receipts shall not include any of the following taxes collected by the business on behalf of any taxing jurisdiction or the federal government: All taxes which are imposed on the ultimate consumer, collected by the taxpayer and remitted by or on behalf of the taxpayer to the taxing authority, whether state, local or federal, including utility gross receipts levied pursuant to Article 3, Chapter 21, Title 40; license taxes levied pursuant to Article 2, Chapter 21, Title 40; or reimbursements to professional employer organizations of federal, state or local payroll taxes or unemployment insurance contributions; but no other deductions or exclusions from gross receipts shall be allowed except as provided in this article.
(b) A different basis for calculating the business license may be used with respect to certain categories or taxpayers as prescribed in Section 11-51-90B
(c) For a utility or other entity described in Section 11-51-129, gross receipts shall be limited to the gross receipts derived from the retail furnishing of utility services within the municipality during the preceding year that are taxed under Article 3 of Chapter 21 of Title 40, except that nothing herein shall affect any existing contract or agreement between a municipality and a utility or other entity. The gross receipts derived from the furnishing of utility services shall not be subject to further business license taxation by the municipality.
(d) Gross receipts shall not include dividends or other distributions received by a corporation, or proceeds from borrowing, the sale of capital assess, the repayment of the principal portion of a loan, the issuance of stock or other equity investments, or capital contributions, or the undistributed earnings of subsidiary entities.
7. LICENSE FORM. Any business license application form, renewal reminder notice, business license remittance form, or business license return by whatever name called.
8. LICENSE OFFICER or MUNICIPAL LICENSE OFFICER. The municipal employee charged by the municipality with the primary responsibility of administering the municipality’s business license tax ordinance and related matters thereto.
9. LICENSE YEAR. The calendar year.
10. MUNICIPALITY. Any town or city in this state that levies a business license tax from time to time. The term shall also include the town’s or city’s police jurisdiction, where the business license tax is levied in the police jurisdiction.
11. PERSON. An individual, association, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, or other entity of any kind, except for any nonprofit corporation formed under the laws of Alabama which is operated to enable municipalities that become members of such nonprofit corporation to finance or refinance capital projects and related undertakings, on a cooperative basis, whose board of directors or other governing body consists primarily of elected officials of the municipality.
12. TAXING JURISDICTION. Any municipality that levies a business license tax, whether or not a business license tax is levied within its police jurisdiction, or the Department of Revenue acting as agent on behalf of a municipality pursuant to Section 11-51-180 et seq., as the context requires.
13. TAXPAYER. Any person subject to or liable under this chapter for any business license tax; any person required to file a return with respect to, or pay or remit the business license tax levied under this chapter or to report any information or value to the taxing jurisdiction; or any person required to obtain, or who holds any interest in, any business license issued by the taxing jurisdiction; or any person that may be affected by any act or refusal to act by the taxing jurisdiction under this chapter, or to keep any required by this chapter.
14. U.S.C. The applicable title and section of the United States Code, as amended from time to time.
15. OTHER TERMS. Other capitalized or specialized terms used in this ordinance, and not defined above, shall have the same meanings ascribed to them in Section 40-2A-3, of the Code of Alabama, unless the context therein otherwise specifies.

Section 3. License term; minimums.
The license term and the minimum amount for a business license are as follows:
(a) Full year. Every person who commences business before the first day of July shall be subject to and shall pay the annual license for such business in full. Unless otherwise specified in the enclosed schedules, the minimum annual license shall be $100.00.
(b) Half year. Every person who commences business on or after July 1st, shall be subject to and shall pay one-half (1/2) the annual license for such business for that calendar year.
(c) Issue fee. For each license issued there shall be an issue fee collected of ten dollars ($10.00) and said issue fee shall be collected in the same manner as the license tax.
(d) Annual Renewal. Except as provided in subsections (i) or (ii), the business license shall be renewed annually on or before the 31st day of January each year.
(i) If the due date for payment of any business license falls on a weekend or a holiday recognized by the municipality from time to time, the due date shall automatically be extended until the next business day.
(ii) Insurance company annual license renewals shall be renewed in accordance with Section 11-51-122 of the Code of Alabama which states that each year, each insurance company shall furnish the municipality a statement in writing duly certified showing the full and true amount of gross premiums received during the preceding year and shall accompany such statement with the amount of license tax due according to the licensing schedule. Failure to furnish such statement or to pay such sum shall subject the company and its agents to those penalties as prescribed for doing business without a license as provided for in the municipal code.
(iii) On or before December 31st of each year as possible, a renewal reminder shall be mailed to each licensee that purchased a business license during the current year. Said renewal notice shall be mailed via regular U.S. mail to the licensee’s last known address of record with the municipality. Licensees are required to furnish the municipality any address changes for their business prior to December 1st in order for them to receive their notice. 
(iv) Business license renewal payments received by the municipality shall be applied to the current renewal only when any and other debts the licensee owes to the municipality are first paid in full. No business license shall be issued if the current renewal payment does not meet said prior obligations and the current renewal. Failure to pay such sums shall subject the licensee and its agents to those penalties as prescribed for doing business without a license provided for in the municipal code.

Section 4. License shall be location specific.
(a) For each place at which any business is carried on, a separate license shall be paid, and any person desiring to engage in any business for which a license is required shall designate the place at which business is carried on, and the license to be issued shall designate such place, and such license shall authorize the carrying on of such business only at the place designated.
(b) Every person dealing in two or more of the articles, or engaging in two or more of the businesses, vocations, occupations, or professions scheduled herein, shall take out and pay a license for each line of business.
(c) A taxpayer subject to the license authorized by this ordinance that is engaged in business in other municipalities, may account for its gross receipts so that the part of its gross receipts attributable to its branch offices will not be subject to the business license imposed by this ordinance. To establish a bona fide branch office, the taxpayer must demonstrate proof of all following criteria:
(i) The taxpayer must demonstrate the continuing existence of an actual facility located outside the police jurisdiction in which its principal business office is located, such as a retail store, outlet, business office, showroom, or warehouse, to which employees and/or independent contractors are assigned or located during regular normal working hours.  
(ii) The taxpayer must maintain books and records, which reasonable indicate a segregation or allocation of the taxpayer’s gross receipts to the particular facility or facilities.
(iii) The taxpayer must provide proof that separate telephone listings, signs, and other indications of its separate activity are in existence.
(iv) Billing and/or collection activities relating to the business conducted at the branch office or offices are preformed by an employee or other representative, of the taxpayer who has such responsibility for the branch office.
(v) All business claimed by a branch office or offices must be conducted by and through said office or offices.
(vi) The taxpayer must supply proof that all applicable business licenses with respect to the branch office or offices have been issued.
(d) Nothing herein shall be construed as exempting businesses from payment of a license on the basis of a lack of physical location.

Section 5. Restriction on transfer of license.
No license shall be transferred except with the consent of the council or other governing body of the municipality or of the director of finance or other chief revenue officer or his or her designee, and no license shall be transferred to reflect a physical change of address of the taxpayer within the municipality more than once during a license year and never from one taxpayer to another. Provided that a mere change in the name or ownership of a taxpayer that is a corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other form of legal entity now or hereafter recognized by the laws of Alabama shall not constitute a transfer for the purposes of this chapter, unless (1) the change requires the taxpayer to obtain a new federal employer identification number or Department of Revenue taxpayer identification number or (2), in the discretion of the municipality, the subject license is one for the sale of alcoholic beverages. Nothing in this section shall prohibit a municipality from requiring a new business license application and approval for an alcoholic beverage license.

Section 6. Unlawful to do business without a license.
It shall be unlawful for any person, taxpayer, or agent of a person or taxpayer to engage in businesses or vocations in the municipality for which a license is required without first having procured a license. A violation of this division of the ordinance passed hereunder fixing a license shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed the sum of five hundred ($500) for each offense, and if a willful violation, by imprisonment, not to exceed six months, or both, at the discretion of the court trying the same. Each day shall constitute a separate offense.
Section 7. License must be posted.
Every license shall be posted in a conspicuous place, where said business, trade or occupation is carried on, and the holder of the license shall immediately show same to the designee of the municipality upon being requested so to do.

Section 8. Duty to file report.
(a) It shall be the duty of every person subject to such license tax to render to the municipality on such forms as may be required, a sworn statement showing the total business done, amount of sales, gross receipts and gross sales, stock, value of furniture and other equipment, capital invested, number of helpers or employees, amount of space occupied, or other factor described in the schedule, one or several, as the case may require, for the ascertainment of the classification of such person for license taxation purposes and the correct amount of license tax to which he is subject.
(b) If the municipality determines that the amount of business license tax reported on or remitted with any business license remittance form is incorrect, if no business license remittance form is filed within the time prescribed, or if the information provided on the form is insufficient to allow the taxing jurisdiction to determine the proper amount of business license tax due, the municipality shall calculate the correct amount of the tax based on the most accurate and complete information reasonably obtainable and enter a preliminary assessment for the correct amount of business license tax, including any applicable penalty and interest.
(c) The municipality shall promptly mail a copy of any preliminary assessment to the taxpayer’s last known address by either first class U.S. mail or certified U.S. mail with return receipt requested, or, in the sole discretion of the municipality, deliver the preliminary assessment to the taxpayer by personal delivery.
(d) If the amount of business license tax remitted by the taxpayer is undisputed by the municipality, or if the taxpayer consents to the amount of any deficiency or preliminary assessment in writing, the municipality shall enter a final assessment for the amount of the tax due, plus any applicable penalty and interest.
(e) If a taxpayer disagrees with a preliminary assessment as entered by the taxing jurisdiction, the taxpayer shall file a petition for review with the municipal license officer within 30 days from the date of entry of the preliminary assessment setting out the specific objections to the preliminary assessment. If a petition for review is timely filed, the license officer of the municipality shall schedule a conference with the taxpayer for the purpose of allowing the taxpayer or its representatives and the representatives of the municipality to present their respective positions, discuss any omissions or errors, and to attempt to agree upon any changes or modifications to their respective positions.  
(f) If a petition for review is not timely filed or is timely filed and upon further review the license officer determines that the preliminary assessment is due to be upheld in whole or in part, the municipality may make the assessment final in the amount of business license tax due as computed by the licensing officer, with applicable interest and penalty computed to the date of entry of the final assessment. The license officer shall, whenever practicable, complete his or her review of the taxpayer’s petition for review and applicable law within 90 days following the later of the date of filing of the petition or the conference, if any. 
(g) A copy of the final assessment shall promptly be mailed to the taxpayer’s last known address by either first class U.S. mail or certified U.S. mail with return receipt requested in the case of assessments of business license tax of five hundred dollars ($500.00) or less; or by certified U.S. mail with return receipt request in the case of assessments of business license tax of more than five hundred ($500.00). In either case, at the option of the taxing jurisdiction a copy of the final assessment may be delivered to the taxpayer by personal delivery. The final assessment shall include a statement informing the taxpayer of his or her right to appeal the final assessment to circuit court within 30 days from the date of the entry of the final assessment.

Section 9. Duty to permit inspection and produce records.
 Upon demand by the designee of the municipality, it shall be the duty of all licensees to:
(a) Permit the designee of the municipality to enter the business and inspect all portions of his place or places of business for the purposes of enabling said municipal designee to gain such information as may be necessary or convenient for determining the proper license classification, and determining the correct amount of license tax;
(b) To furnish information during reasonable business hours, at the licensee’s place of business, in the municipality or the police jurisdiction, all books of account, invoices, papers, reports and memoranda containing entries showing amount of purchases, sales receipts, inventory, and other information from which the correct license tax classification of such person may be ascertained and the correct amount of license tax to which he is subject may be determined, including exhibition of bank deposit books, bank statements, copies of sales tax returns to the State of Alabama, copies of Alabama income tax returns and federal income tax returns.

Section 10. Unlawful to obstruct.
It shall be unlawful for any person, or for any agent, servant or employee of such person, to fail or refuse to perform any duty imposed by this ordinance; nor shall any person, agent, servant or employee of such person obstruct or interfere with the designee of the municipality in carrying out the purposes of this ordinance.

Section 11. Privacy.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person connected with the administration of this ordinance to divulge any information obtained by him/her in the course of inspection and examination of the books, papers, reports and memoranda of the taxpayer made pursuant to the provisions of this ordinance, except to the mayor, the municipal attorney or others authorized by law to receive such information described herein.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to print, publish, or divulge, without the written permission or approval of the taxpayer, the license from of any taxpayer or any part of the license form, or any information secured in arriving at the amount of tax or value reported, for any purpose other than the proper administration of any matter administered by the taxing jurisdiction, or upon order of any court, or any otherwise allowed in this ordinance.
(c) Nothing herein shall prohibit the disclosure of the fact that a taxpayer has or has not purchased a business license. Statistical information pertaining to taxes may be disclosed to the municipality council upon their written request through the Mayor’s office. It shall be unlawful for any person to violate the provisions of this section.

Section 12. Failure to file assessment.
(a) In any case where a person subject to paying a license tax as provided herein fails to do so, the municipal designee shall be authorized to assess and determine the amount of license taxes due using the best information available either by return filed or by other means.
(b) The taxpayer shall be notified by registered or certified mail, or by personal service, of the amount of any such assessment, and of his right to appear before the municipal governing body on a day named not less than twenty (20) days from the date of notice and to show cause why such assessment shall not be made final. Such appearance may be made by agent or attorney.
(c) If no showing in made on or before the date fixed in such notice, or if such showing is not sufficient in the judgement of the municipality, such assessment shall be made final in the amount originally fixed, or in such other amount as is determined by the municipality to be correct. If upon such hearing the municipal designee finds a different amount due than that originally assessed, he/she shall make the assessment final in the correct amount, and in all cases shall notify the taxpayer of the assessment finally fixed.
(d) A notice by the U.S. mail, addressed to the taxpayer’s last known place of business, shall be sufficient. Any assessment made by the designee of the municipality shall be prima facie correct upon any appeal.

Section 13. Lien for non-payment of license tax.
On all property, both real and personal, used in the business, the municipality shall have a lien for such license, which lien shall attach as of the date when the license is due, as allowed by Code of Alabama, Section 11-51-44 (1975).

Section 14. Criminal penalties.
Any person found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be fined in an amount not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), and may also be sentenced to imprisonment for a period of not exceeding six (6) months, in the discretion of the court trying the case, and violations on separate days shall each constitute a separate offense.

Section 15. Civil penalties.
In addition to the remedies provided by Code of Alabama, Section 11-51-150 (1975) et seq., the continued or recurrent performance of any act or acts within the corporate limits or within its police jurisdiction for which a license may be revoked or suspended under this ordinance is hereby declared to be detrimental to the health, safety, comfort and convenience of the public and is a nuisance. The municipality, as an additional or alternative remedy, may institute injunctive proceedings in a court of competent jurisdiction to abate the same.

Section 16. Penalties and interest.
(a) All licenses not paid within 30 days from the date they fall due shall be increased by fifteen (15) percent for the first thirty (30) days they shall be delinquent and shall be measured by an additional fifteen (15) percent for a delinquency of sixty (60) or more days, but this provision shall not be deemed to authorize the delay of thirty (30) days in the payment of the license due, which may be enforced at once.
(b) In the case of persons who began business on or after the first day of the calendar year, the license for such “new business” shall be increased by fifteen (15) percent for the first fifteen (15) days they shall be delinquent, and shall be measured by an additional fifteen (15) percent for a delinquency of forty-five (45) days or more.
(c) All delinquent accounts (both license taxes and penalties) shall also be charged simple interest at the rate of one (1) percent per month.

Section 17. Prosecutions unaffected.
The adoption of this ordinance shall not in any manner affect any prosecution of any act illegally done contrary to the provisions of any ordinance now or heretofore in existence, and every such prosecution, whether begun before or after the enactment of this article shall be governed by the law under which the offense was committed; nor shall a prosecution, or the right to prosecute, for the recovery of any penalty or the enforcement of any forfeiture be in any manner affected by the adoption of this ordinance; nor shall any civil action or cause of action existing prior to or at the time of the adoption of this ordinance be affected in any manner by its adoption.

Section 18. Procedure for denial of new applications.
(a) the municipal designee shall have the authority to investigate all applications and may refer any application to the municipal governing body for a determination of whether such license should or should not be issued.
(b) If the municipal governing body denies the issuance of any license referred to it, the municipal clerk shall promptly notify the applicant of the municipal governing body’s decision.
(c) If said applicant desires to appear before the municipal governing body to show cause why said license should be issued, he shall file a written notice with the municipal clerk, said notice to be filed within two (2) weeks from the date of mailing by the municipal clerk of the notice of the denial of such license by the municipal governing body.
(d) Upon receipt of said notice the municipal clerk shall promptly schedule a hearing, to be held within fifteen (15) days from the date of receipt of such notice, before the municipal governing body and shall give the notice of the date, time and place of said hearing to the applicant.
(e) The applicant shall be given the opportunity to appear personally, or through counsel, or both and the municipal governing body shall proceed to hear any evidence which may be presented both for and against the issuance of said license.
(f) If the municipal governing body determines from the evidence presented that in order to either provide for the safety, preserve the health, promote the prosperity, or improve the morals, order, comfort and convenience of the inhabitants of the municipality said license should not be granted, it shall enter an order to that effect; otherwise, said license shall be ordered issued upon payment of any required license fee.

Section 19. Procedure for revocation or suspension of license.
(a) Any lawful license issued to any person to conduct any business shall be subject to revocation by the municipal governing body for the violation by the licensee, his agent, servant, or employee of any provision of this ordinance or of any ordinance of the municipality, or any statute of the State of Alabama relating to the business for which such license is issued; and shall also be subject to revocation by the municipal governing body if the licensee, his agent, servant, or employee under cover of such license violates or aids or abets in violating or knowingly permits or suffers to be violated any penal ordinance of the municipality or any criminal law of the State of Alabama; and shall also be subject to revocation by the municipal governing body if, in connection with the issuance or renewal of any license, the licensee or his agent filed or caused to be filed any application, affidavit, statement, certificate, book, or any other data containing any false, deceptive or other misleading information or omission of material fact. 
(b) The conditions hereinabove set forth as grounds for the revocation of a license shall also constitute grounds for refusing to renew a license.
(c) The municipal governing body shall set a time for hearing on the matter of revoking or refusing to renew a license; and a notice of such hearing shall be given to the licensee, or the applicant for renewal, as the case may be, at least ten (10) days before the day set for said hearing. At the hearing the municipal governing body shall hear all evidence offered by any party and all evidence that may be presented bearing upon the question of revocation or the refusal of renewal, as the case may be.
 
Section 20. Refunds on Overpayments.
(a) Any taxpayer may file a petition for refund with the municipality for any overpayment of business license tax erroneously paid to the municipality. If a final assessment for the tax has been entered by the municipality, a petition for refund of all or al portion of the tax may be filed only if the final assessment has been paid in full prior to or simultaneously with the filing of the petition for refund.
(b) A petition for refund shall be filed with the municipality within two years from the date of payment of the business license tax, which is the subject of the petition.
(c) The municipality shall either grant or deny a petition for refund within six months from the date the petition is filed, unless the period is extended by written agreement of the taxpayer and the municipality. The taxpayer shall be notified of the municipality’s decision concerning the petition for refund by first class U.S. mail or by certified U.S. mail, return receipt requested, sent to the taxpayer’s last known address. If the municipality fails to grant a full refund within the time provided herein, the refund petition shall be deemed to be denied.
(d) If the petition is granted or the municipality or a court otherwise determines that a refund is due, the overpayment shall be promptly refunded to the taxpayer by the municipality, together with interest to the extent provided for in Section 11-51-92. If the municipality determines that a refund is due, the amount of overpayment plus any interest due thereon may first be credited by the municipality against any outstanding tax liabilities due and owing by the taxpayer to the municipality, and the balance of any overpayment shall be promptly refunded to the taxpayer. If any refund or part thereof is credited to any other tax by the municipality, the taxpayer shall be provided with a written detailed statement showing the amount of overpayment, the amount credited for payment to other taxes, and the resulting amount of the refund.
(e) A taxpayer may appeal from the denial in whole or in part of a petition for refund by filing a notice of appeal with the clerk of the circuit court of the county in which the municipality denying the petition for refund is located. Said notice of appeal must be filed within two years from the date the petition was denied. The circuit court shall hear the appeal according to its own rules and procedures and shall determine the correct amount of refund due, if any. If any appeal is not filed with the appropriate circuit court within two years of the date of the petition was denied, then the appeal shall be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.

Section 21. Delivery License.
(a) In lieu of any other type of license, a taxpayer may at its option purchase for $100.00 plus the issuance fee, a delivery license for the privilege of delivering its merchandise in the municipality if the taxpayer meets all of the following criteria:
(1) Other than deliveries, the taxpayer has no other physical presence within the municipality or its police jurisdiction.
(2) The taxpayer conducts no other business in the municipality other than delivering merchandise and performing the requisite set-up and installation of said merchandise;
(3) Such delivery and set-up and installation is performed by the taxpayer’s employees or agents, concerns the taxpayer’s own merchandise in that municipality, and is done by means of delivery vehicles owned, leased or contracted by the taxpayer;
(4) The gross receipts derived from the sale and any requisite set-up or installation of all merchandise so delivered shall not exceed Seventy-Five thousand dollars ($75,000.00) during the license year;
(5) Any set-up or installation shall relate only to (i) that required by the contract between the taxpayer and the customer or as may be required by state or local law, and (ii) the merchandise so delivered;
(6) If at any time during the current license year the taxpayer fails to meet any of the above stated criteria, then within 10 days after any of said criteria have been violated or exceeded, the taxpayer shall purchase all appropriate business licenses from the municipality for the entire license year without required to this section.
(b) Mere delivery of the taxpayer’s merchandise by common carrier shall not allow the municipality to assess a business license tax against the taxpayer, but the gross receipts derived from any sale and delivery accomplished by means of a common carrier shall be counted against the Seventy-five thousand ($75,000.00) limitation described in the preceding section if the taxpayer also during the same license year sells and delivers into the taxing jurisdiction using a delivery vehicle other than a common carrier.
(c) A common carrier, contract carrier, or similar delivery service making deliveries on behalf of others shall not be entitled to purchase a delivery license.
(d) The delivery license shall be calculated in arrears, based on the related gross receipts during the preceding license year.
(e) The purchase of a delivery license shall not, in and of itself, establish nexus between the taxpayer and the municipality for purposes of the taxes levied by or under the authority of Title 40 of the Code of Alabama or other provisions of law, nor does the purchase of a delivery license conclusively determine that nexus does not exist between the taxpayer and the municipality.

Section 22. License classifications.
CODE 2002 NAICS TITLES/BUSINESS LICENSE CODES SCHEDULE
111 Farming & Crop Product Production – agriculture, crop production,
nursery, fruit, growers F
112 Animal Production – dairy, cattle, ranching, sheep, chickens, poultry F
113 Forestry – logging, forestry, timber track operations, timber mgt E
114 Fishing & hunting – hunting & trapping, finfish, shellfish, supplies E
115 Agriculture support – cotton gins, farm mgt., post-harvest activities F
211 Oil and gas extraction – natural gas liquid extraction, crude extraction F
212 Mining – (except for oil & gas) all related mining activities E
213 Mining support services – for oil & gas mining activities, oil/gas wells E
221 Utilities – electric power or light company, natural gas company, water,
Sewer treatment, steam and other G
236 Contractors – general contractors, comm. bldg, residential, subdivisions $150.00
237 Contractors – Heavy construction, hwy, bridge, street, water, sewer $150.00
238 Contractors – specialty trade E
238 Contractors – Independent E
311 Food mfg – meat, seafood, grain, fruit, dairy, animal, poultry, processing F
312 Beverage mfg – all types of soft drinks, bottled water, breweries, ice F
312 Beer – off premise – state regulated through ABC H
312 Beer – on premise – state regulated through ABC H
312 Wine – state regulated through ABC H
312 Beer & Wine – Wholesale distributor H
312 Alcohol – state regulated through ABC H
313 Textile mfg – fabric, yarn, carpet, canvas, rope, twine, fabric, mills F
314 Other Mfg – mill operations not covered in 313, rugs, linen, curtains F
315 Apparel Mfg – women, men, children, hosiery, lingerie, outerwear, 
Accessories F
316 Leather & allied products mfg – shoes, luggage, handbag, related             
Products, all footwear F
321 Wood mfg – sawmills, wood preservation, veneer, trusses, millwork F
322 Paper mfg – pulp, paper & converted products, stationary, tubes, cores F
323 Printing – screen, quick, digital, books, lithographic, handbills, comm. F
324 Petroleum & coal mfg – asphalt, grease, roofing, paving products F
325 Chemical mfg – of fertilizer, wood, pesticide, paint, soap & resin F
326 Plastic & rubber mfg – tires, pipe, hoses, belts, bottles, sheet, wrap, film F
327 Nonmetallic mfg – clay, glass, cement, lime, pottery, ceramic, brick, tile F
331 Primary metal mfg – iron, steel, aluminum, wire, copper, foundries F
332 Metal fabrication – cutlery, structural, ornamental, machine shops F
333 Machinery mfg – office machinery, industrial, engines, farm, HVAC F
334 Computer & electronic mfg – audio, video, circuit boards, peripherals F
335 Appliance mfg – small appliance, lighting, electrical, battery, freezer F
336 Transportation mfg – mfg auto, truck, trailer, motor home, boat, ship and motorcycle, F                                                                         
337 Furniture mfg – cabinets, office, household, beds, kitchen F
339 Miscellaneous mfg – Misc. Manufacturing, medical, dental, jewelry, 
sporting goods, toys, signs, all other. F
421 Wholesale trade – durable, vehicle, machinery, equipment, furniture B
422 Wholesale trade – non-durable, wholesale gasoline distributor $150.00
422 Wholesale trade –non-durable, paper, apparel, grocery, beverages, dairy B
441 Motor vehicle parts and accessories – auto, motorcycles, boats, parts and accessories, C                                                                                        
441 Motor vehicles - new and used automobiles, motorcycles, boats, etc …
– dealerships and lots $200.00
441 Motor vehicles – used automobiles only $100.00
442 Furniture – furniture, home furnishings, stores, floor coverings, window C
443 Electronic & appliance store – household, radio, television, computers C
444 Building materials and gardening equipment dealers – hardware, paint, 
home center, wallpaper, nursery, C
445 Food & beverage stores – grocery, convenience store, markets C
445 Package Stores – selling beer, wine and liquor plus general mdse H
446 Health and personal care stores – drug, pharmacy, cosmetic, optical, health food C                                                                                      
447 Gasoline Retail - selling gasoline with or without convenience stores C
448 Clothing & accessories – men, women, children, infant, shoe, jewelry C
451 Sporting goods & hobbies – toy, fish, gun, books, games C
452 General merchandise stores – department, warehouse clubs, superstores C
453 Used Merchandise Stores – books, misc, consignment, flea mkt C
453 Miscellaneous retailers – florist, gift, novelty, pet, art, and tobacco C
454 Non-store retailers – vending machine operators, direct selling, mail order C
454 Non-Store Retailer – peddlers license / local peddler I
481 Air transportation – airline tickets, shipping, freight, charters service C
482 Rail transportation – transportation, ticket offices, state regulated 11-51-124 (M)
483 Water transportation – coastal, freight forwarders, inland, passenger C
484 Truck transportation – local, long-distance, freight, moving, and storage E
484 Truck transportation – terminal – state regulated 37-3-33
485 Passenger transportation – charter and other vehicle transit services $50.00
485 Passenger transportation – bus terminals state regulated 37-3-33
485 Passenger transportation – buses, taxi cabs, limousine service, buggy, charters, J                                                                                              
485 Passenger transportation – number of buses, taxis, cabs, limousines, or Buggys J                                                                                             
487 Sightseeing transportation – scenic and sightseeing, land, air, water, special trans A                                                                                       
492 Couriers – couriers and local messengers, services, local delivery services C
493 Warehousing and storage – distribution, household, refrigerated, special C
511 Publishing industries except internet – newspaper, book, periodical, databases, software C                                                                           
512 Motion pictures – theatres, videos, recording, drive-ins, sound studios C
515 Broadcasting – radio and television stations E
517 Telecommunications – telephone local per 11-51-128 K
517 Telecommunications – telephone long distance per 11-51-128 K
517 Telecommunications – cellular and other wireless, paging K
517 Telecommunications – resellers of service K
519 Information services and data processing – providing, storing, processing, access to information A                                                                     
522 Bank Main Office – not branch location or ATM U
522 Bank Branch or ATM – not main office of bank U
522 Savings and Loans – not branch location or ATM U
522 S&L Branch or ATM – not main office of S&L U
522 Pawn Shop – whether title pawn or merchandise U
522 Credit services – companies and activities related to credit and mediation U
523 Securities, commodity – brokerage, portfolio, investment, other financial services E                                                                               
524 Insurance Company and/or its agents – casualty, fire, and/or marine premiums 11-51-120/123
524 Insurance Company and/or its agents – health, allied and all other premiums 11-51-120/123
524 Agent Office – administration of third parties, pension funds, annuities, etc U
525 Funds, trusts, other financial agencies – Funds, plans, and/or programs organized to pool securities or other assets for others, other than the Alabama Municipal Funding Corp, A
531 Real estate – offices, agents, brokers, management, appraisers E
532 Rental and leasing – auto, truck, trailer, RV, all tangible property Q
532 Rental and leasing – movie and video rental C
532 Rental and leasing – Uniforms $150.00
532 Rental and leasing – Real estate $30.00
plus 1/10 of 1% (.001) gross receipts over $10,000 + 1/20 of 1% (.0005) gross receipts over $100,000.00. Each person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of renting or leasing real or personal property to others, including but not limited to office space, buildings, houses, commercial retail space shall pay a license based on gross receipts.                                                                       
541 Attorney/Lawyers – individual and/or firm professional license A
541 Accountant/CPAs – individual and/or firm professional license A
541 Architect – individual and/or firm professional license A
541 Physician – individual and/or firm professional license A
541 Dentist – individual and/or firm professional license A
541 Chiropractor – individual and/or firm professional license A
541 Optometrist – individual and/or firm professional license A
541 Engineer – individual and/or firm professional license A
541 Surveyor – individual and/or firm professional license A
541 Computer Programmer – individual and/or professional firm license A
541 Photographer – studios, portrait, commercial, services E
541 Veterinarian – individual and/or firm professional license A
541 Professional Services Not Elsewhere Classified – scientific, technical A
551 Management companies – offices, enterprises, regional, corporate E
561 Exterminating services – exterminating company and its services E
561 Janitorial firm – janitorial cleaning services – individual or firm R
561 Landscaping Services - E
561 Administrative services – answering, employment, office, sec., travel C
562 Waste management – companies, trucks, septic tanks, landfill, services E
611 Educational services – technical, computer, sports, services, business S
621 HMO – medical centers and services E
621 Outpatient Care Centers – all other types of services E
621 Ambulance – ambulance company and/or services J
622 Hospitals – surgical, substance abuse, psychiatric, general care, special P
623 Nursing care – residential care facility, day care, assisted living P
623 Nursing Home – care for elderly and continuing care facilities P
624 Social assistance – shelters, vocational, child care, abuse, emergency S
711 Arts and sports – dance, musical, teams, tracks, promoters, agents S
711 Special Events – promoter or activity – see schedule for rates L
712 Museums – museums and historical sites, zoos, botanical gardens, parks L
713 Amusement – arcades, golf clubs, marinas, fitness, bowling centers C
721 Accommodations – hotels, motels and similar facilities P
721 Accommodations – bed and breakfast inns and services P
721 Accommodations – trailer parks, RV parks, and travel parks P
721 Accommodations – rooming houses and boarding houses P
721 Accommodations – Apartments P
722 Restaurant – full service restaurant facility D
722 Restaurant – limited facility or service D
722 Caterers – and/or mobile food services $40.00
722 Drinking Establishment – club, lounge, bar or other H
811 Repairs and maintenance – auto, paint/body, other vehicular S
811 Car Wash C
811 Repairs and maintenance – all electronic equipment C
811 Repairs and maintenance – all appliances, home & garden equipment C
812 Personal Services – hair, skin, barber, beautician, diet, nail, tanning, funerals S                                                                                             
812 Coin operated Laundry T
812 Fortune Teller or Clairvoyant – individual reader license $500.00
910 Category for number of – vending machines for all types vending N
910 Category for number of – pool tables O
910 Category for number of – amusement devices and/or games R
920 Category for number of – employees as a basis for calculating license         
930 Category for number of – square feet used for calculating license amount  
999 Unclassified miscellaneous business services not elsewhere classified          
999 Unclassified miscellaneous personal services not elsewhere classified Section 23. Licenses Fee Schedules.

Schedule “A” – Gross Receipts - Professionals
Each person and each member of a firm or corporation engaged in any practice, vocation, or profession shall pay a license based on his or her gross annual receipts whether derived by private, partnership or corporate income, salary, commission, lease or retainers as follows:
On less than $10,000.00 $ 65.00
$10,000.00 but less than $25,000.00 $125.00
$25,000.00 but less than $50,000.00 $190.00
$50,000.00 but less than $75,000.00 $230.00
$75,000.00 but less than $100,000.00 $270.00
$100,000.00 but less than $125,000.00 $310.00
$125,000.00 and over $350.00
Declaration of gross receipts not required for those who elect to pay the maximum fee under this category.  
Persons 65 and over pay $125.00

Schedule “B” – Gross Receipts – Merchants Wholesale
Each person, firm or corporation operating a wholesale business of selling goods in relatively large quantities and usually at lower than retail prices or selling to retailers for resale to the consumers are entitled to the wholesale rate and shall pay a wholesale license tax on his gross annual receipts as follows: (See Section 21 for Wholesale Delivery)
            $10,000.00 or less $ 30.00
            $10,001 – 15,000 $ 36.00
            $15,001 - $20,000 $ 42.00
            $20,001 - $25,000 $ 48.00
            $25,001 - $30,000 $ 54.00
            $30,001 - $35,000 $ 60.00
            $35,001 - $40,000 $ 66.00
            $40,001 - $50,000 $ 72.00
            $50,001 - $60,000 $ 78.00
            $60,001 - $70,000 $ 84.00
            $70,001 - $80,000 $ 90.00
            $80,001 - $90,000 $ 96.00
            $90,001 - $100,000 $102.00
            $100,001 - $110,000 $108.00
            $110,001 - $120,000 $114.00
            $120,001 - $130,000 $120.00
            $130,001 - $140,000 $126.00
            $140,001 - $150,000 $132.00
            $150,001 - $160,000 $138.00
            $160,001 - $170,000 $144.00
            $170,001 - $180,000 $150.00
            $180,001 - $190,000 $156.00
            $190,001 - $200,000 $168.00
            $200,001 - $225,000 $180.00
            $225,001 - $250,000 $210.00
            $250,001 - $300,000 $240.00
            $300,001 - $350,000 $270.00
            $350,001 - $400,000 $300.00
            $400,001 - $500,000 $330.00
            $500,001 - $600,000 $360.00
            $600,001 - $700,000 $390.00
            $700,001 - $800,000 $420.00
            $800,001 - $900,000 $450.00
            $900,001 - $1,000,000 $480.00
            all over $1 million per $100,000 additional $ 25.00

Schedule “C” – Gross Receipts – Merchants Retail
Each person, firm or corporation operating a business of selling goods directly to the consumer shall pay a license tax based on gross receipts as follows:
            $10,000.00 or less $ 33.00
            $10,001 – 15,000 $ 40.00
            $15,001 - $20,000 $ 46.00
            $20,001 - $25,000 $ 53.00
            $25,001 - $30,000 $ 59.00
            $30,001 - $35,000 $ 66.00
            $35,001 - $40,000 $ 73.00
            $40,001 - $50,000 $ 79.00
            $50,001 - $60,000 $ 86.00
            $60,001 - $70,000 $ 92.00
            $70,001 - $80,000 $ 99.00
            $80,001 - $90,000 $106.00
            $90,001 - $100,000 $112.00
            $100,001 - $110,000 $119.00
            $110,001 - $120,000 $125.00
            $120,001 - $130,000 $132.00
            $130,001 - $140,000 $139.00
            $140,001 - $150,000 $145.00
            $150,001 - $160,000 $152.00
            $160,001 - $170,000 $158.00
            $170,001 - $180,000 $165.00
            $180,001 - $190,000 $172.00
            $190,001 - $200,000 $185.00
            $200,001 - $225,000 $198.00
            $225,001 - $250,000 $231.00
            $250,001 - $300,000 $264.00
            $300,001 - $350,000 $297.00
            $350,001 - $400,000 $330.00
            $400,001 - $500,000 $363.00
            $500,001 - $600,000 $396.00
            $600,001 - $700,000 $429.00
            $700,001 - $800,000 $462.00
            $800,001 - $900,000 $495.00
            $900,001 - $1,000,000 $528.00
            Plus 1/20 of 1% (.0005) on all gross receipts over $1 million
         
Schedule “D” – Gross Receipts – Restaurants
            Each restaurant shall pay on the preceding year’s gross receipts as follows:
            $10,000.00 or less $ 33.00
            $10,001 – 15,000 $ 40.00
            $15,001 - $20,000 $ 46.00
            $20,001 - $25,000 $ 53.00
            $25,001 - $30,000 $ 59.00
            $30,001 - $35,000 $ 66.00
            $35,001 - $40,000 $ 73.00
            $40,001 - $50,000 $ 79.00
            $50,001 - $60,000 $ 86.00
            $60,001 - $70,000 $ 92.00
            $70,001 - $80,000 $ 99.00
            $80,001 - $90,000 $106.00
            $90,001 - $100,000 $112.00
            $100,001 - $110,000 $119.00
            $110,001 - $120,000 $125.00
            $120,001 - $130,000 $132.00
            $130,001 - $140,000 $139.00
            $140,001 - $150,000 $145.00
            $150,001 - $160,000 $152.00
            $160,001 - $170,000 $158.00
            $170,001 - $180,000 $165.00
            $180,001 - $190,000 $172.00
            $190,001 - $200,000 $184.00
            $200,001 - $225,000 $198.00
            $225,001 - $250,000 $231.00
            $250,001 - $300,000 $264.00
            $300,001 - $350,000 $297.00
            $350,001 - $400,000 $330.00
            $400,001 - $500,000 $363.00
            $500,001 - $600,000 $396.00
            $600,001 - $700,000 $429.00
            All over $700,000 $462.00

Schedule “E” – Fixed Rate $75.00

Schedule “F” –Manufacturing
Each person, firm or corporation engaged in a business for which the manufacturer rate applies shall pay the following license based on gross annual receipts:           
Gross annual receipts of less than $50,000.00 $100.00
$50,001 - $250,000 $150.00
$250,001 - $1,000,000 $200.00       
Where gross annual receipts are $1million or over manufacturer shall pay in lieu of the above license schedule, a license based on the total undepreciated cost of buildings, machinery and equipment (excluding licensed rolling stock) in accordance with the following schedule:
Less than $3 million $250.00
$3,000,000 - $10 million $300.00
$10,000,001 - $25 million $350.00
$25,000,001 - $50 million $450.00
Over $50 million $500.00

Schedule “G” – Utilities 
Amount of license is state regulated. See Section 11-51-129 of the Code of Alabama 1975. For those utilities covered, the license shall not exceed an amount equal to three percent (3%) of the gross receipts of the business transacted in the municipality for the previous year.

Schedule “H” – Beer, Wine & Liquor
Beer (on/off premises) $50.00
Beer (off premises) $50.00
Table Wine (on/off premises) $100.00
Table Wine (off premises) $75.00
Package Store Liquor $1,000.00 plus 5% of gross purchases made from the ABC Board
Restaurant Retail Liquor $250.00 plus 10% of gross purchases made from the ABC Board
Club Liquor Class I $250.00 plus 10% of gross purchases made from the ABC Board
Wholesale Table Wine $275.00
Wholesale Beer $250.00
Wholesale Beer & Wine $375.00
Special Events Retail $50.00/day for non-profit $100.00/day for profit 

Schedule “I” –Peddlers
Each person, seller of services, vendor or peddler engaged in the business of selling and delivering goods or services whether from truck, car or otherwise - $50/day or $200/wk.
 Before engaging in such business as herein defined every applicant shall make application to the City Clerk for said license, which application shall show the following:
1. The name or names of the person who will manage and supervise the business within the City , and the permanent address of such person
2. The Social Security Number of such person, and whether such person has a criminal record, and if so, the details concerning the same.
3. The nature, character and quality of goods, wares, merchandise or services to be sold or offered for sale by the applicant in the city.
4. Such other reasonable information as to the identity or the character of the applicant as the City Clerk may require.
All door to door sales must be conducted between the hours or 8:00 A.M. and sunset (or 30 minutes of dark). The license must be on public display.

Schedule “J” –Taxicabs & Limousines & Ambulances
 Ambulance Service $25.00 per ambulance
 Each person, firm, or corporation operating an ambulance service, when not connected with a funeral home. There shall be a decal affixed to each ambulance.
No license shall be issued for the operation of an ambulance or the offering of any ambulance service within the City of Monroeville or its police jurisdiction, until permission has been granted by the governing body of the City. No person, firm or corporation shall operate in the City of Monroeville or within its police jurisdiction an ambulance which carries passengers unless passengers in each vehicle are protected by a public liability insurance policy issued by a solvent incorporated insurance company authorized to write automobile liability insurance in the State of Alabama. Said policy shall include an endorsement to the effect that said policy shall not be canceled without notice of cancellation being served upon the City Clerk of Monroeville, Alabama, at least five days prior to the date of cancellation. 
Taxicabs & Limousines & Buses $50.00 per vehicle
 Each person, firm or corporation operating automobiles or motor vehicles transporting passengers for a fare either measured by a taximeter or hourly rental fee. There shall be a decal affixed to each taxicab or limousine.
 No person, firm or corporation shall operate in the City of Monroeville or within the police jurisdiction an automobile, bus, or jitney which carries passengers unless passengers in each vehicle are protected by a public liability insurance policy issued by a solvent incorporated insurance company authorized to write automobile liability insurance in the State of Alabama. Said policy shall include an endorsement to the effect that said policy shall not be canceled without notice of cancellation being served upon the City Clerk of Monroeville, Alabama, at least five days prior to the date of cancellation. 

Schedule “K” –Telephone & Telecommunications
Each telephone company, person, firm or corporation operating a telephone exchange and/or long distance telephone lines in the City of Monroeville shall pay a license fee in accordance to Section 11-51-128 Code of Alabama 1975. $330.00 exchange license $83.00 long distance license

Schedule “L” - Entertainment & Special Events
Where dealers, artisans, craftsmen, and similar types display and sell their goods, wares or merchandise to the general public. It is the responsibility of the sponsoring person, group organization, agency, etc. to purchase license. $50.00 per event
Circus menagerie or museum under the same canvas, Carnival or Street Fair
Per day $180.00
Entertainment: Each person, other than religious, charitable or educational organizations, engaged in any type of entertainment not otherwise provided for, including but not limited to boxing, wresting, rodeos, sports events, races, museums, lectures, concerts, or other shows or performances where charges are made for admission, shall pay a license tax of $100.00
The granting of such license, however, is subject to the following terms and conditions:
(a) No license shall be issued unless such person or persons of good moral character
(b) No license shall be issued unless such person or persons are protected by a public liability insurance policy issued by a solvent incorporated insurance company authorized to write insurance in the State of Alabama, and within liability limits approved by the City License Inspector. Said policy shall include an endorsement to the effect that said policy shall not be canceled without notice of cancellation being served upon the City License Inspector at least five (5) days prior to the date of cancellation.
(c) If the City License Inspector shall disapprove an application for such license, any person aggrieved by such decision shall have the right to appeal to the City Council of the City of Monroeville by filing a written appeal within ten (10) days following such action of said License Inspector.
(d) When the conduct of any license, agent or employee is so inimical to the public health, safety and general welfare as to constitute a nuisance and thus give rise to an emergency, the City License Inspector shall have the authority to summarily order the cessation of such business and to suspend or revoke the license. Any person aggrieved by such decision shall have the right to appeal to the City Council by filing a written appeal within ten (10) days following such action of said License Inspector.

Schedule “M” – Rail Transportation
Any person, firm or corporation operating railroads in this state as common carriers for the privilege of doing intrastate business within the limits of the City of Monroeville or its police jurisdiction, whether such company is incorporated under the laws of this state or any other state or whether incorporated at all or not is hereby prescribed and fixed a rate of $175.00
Schedule “N” – Vending Machines 
 Each provider of a coin operated vending machine, including but not limited to food or beverage, newspaper, amusement, cigarette, gum ball, video, music, or any other machine, which dispenses merchandise rather than service, must purchase a license based on merchant’s retail plus affix a decal to each machine and the cost of said decal is $10.00 each, in addition to any other license fee required under this schedule.
 
Schedule “O” – Billiard and/or Pool Tables
 1 – 5 tables $150.00
 Each additional table over 5 $ 40.00 each
Owner will be responsible for reporting any vending company for coin-operated machines to City Hall including but not limited to cigarettes, music, video, etc.

Schedule “P” – Number of Rooms
Apartments $4.00 per bedroom
Nursing Homes 1 – 50 beds $150.00
Over 50 beds $200.00
Motel, Hotels, Trailer parks 12 or less $75.00
(per unit) 13 – 25 $125.00
Over 25 $4.00 per room/space 

Schedule “Q” – Buses, Trucks & Equipment Rentals
In addition to the license thereto, there shall be a decal affixed to each piece of equipment and the cost of the decals shall be $25.00 per vehicle

Schedule “R” – Amusement Devices
In addition to the license thereto, there shall be a decal affixed to each machine and the cost of said decals shall be according to the following table:
For the first 10 machines $25.00 per decal
All machines over 10 $10.00 per decal

Schedule “S” – Employees/Participants
6 or less $75.00
7 – 12 $85.00
over 12 $95.00             
Dancing, Gymnastics, Karate, Tae Kwon Do or other specialized training - $50.00
Day Cares must provide evidence that the premises meet city fire, safety and health standards. All Day Cares in homes must be approved by the Planning Commission.
Beauty Shop: Owner or one operator $35.00
Each additional person $10.00 each
$75.00 maximum
Tanning beds $25.00/bed
Each business that sales merchandise must purchase a license based on Merchants Retail.
Merchants Retail License required if instructors sell costumes, uniforms, accessories, equipment or merchandise for a profit.

Schedule “T” – Coin Operated Laundry (Laundromat)
Washers and dryers $5.00 each machine

Schedule “U” – Banks & Loan Agencies
Financial institutions, governed by State banking laws, shall pay a license based on the institution's capital, surplus and undivided profits. Savings & Loan associations shall pay a license in proportion to the amount paid in on non-withdrawable shares, reserves and undivided profits of the association as follows: (copy of insurance certificate by FDIC required)

Schedule “A” – Gross Receipts - Professionals
Each person and each member of a firm or corporation engaged in any practice, vocation, or profession shall pay a license based on his or her gross annual receipts whether derived by private, partnership or corporate income, salary, commission, lease or retainers as follows:
On less than $10,000.00 $ 65.00
$10,000.00 but less than $25,000.00 $125.00
$25,000.00 but less than $50,000.00 $190.00
$50,000.00 but less than $75,000.00 $230.00
$75,000.00 but less than $100,000.00 $270.00
$100,000.00 but less than $125,000.00 $310.00
$125,000.00 and over $350.00
Declaration of gross receipts not required for those who elect to pay the maximum fee under this category.  
Persons 65 and over pay $125.00

Schedule “B” – Gross Receipts – Merchants Wholesale
Each person, firm or corporation operating a wholesale business of selling goods in relatively large quantities and usually at lower than retail prices or selling to retailers for resale to the consumers are entitled to the wholesale rate and shall pay a wholesale license tax on his gross annual receipts as follows: (See Section 21 for Wholesale Delivery)
            $10,000.00 or less $ 30.00
            $10,001 – 15,000 $ 36.00
            $15,001 - $20,000 $ 42.00
            $20,001 - $25,000 $ 48.00
            $25,001 - $30,000 $ 54.00
            $30,001 - $35,000 $ 60.00
            $35,001 - $40,000 $ 66.00
            $40,001 - $50,000 $ 72.00
            $50,001 - $60,000 $ 78.00
            $60,001 - $70,000 $ 84.00
            $70,001 - $80,000 $ 90.00
            $80,001 - $90,000 $ 96.00
            $90,001 - $100,000 $102.00
            $100,001 - $110,000 $108.00
            $110,001 - $120,000 $114.00
            $120,001 - $130,000 $120.00
            $130,001 - $140,000 $126.00
            $140,001 - $150,000 $132.00
            $150,001 - $160,000 $138.00
            $160,001 - $170,000 $144.00
            $170,001 - $180,000 $150.00
            $180,001 - $190,000 $156.00
            $190,001 - $200,000 $168.00
            $200,001 - $225,000 $180.00
            $225,001 - $250,000 $210.00
            $250,001 - $300,000 $240.00
            $300,001 - $350,000 $270.00
            $350,001 - $400,000 $300.00
            $400,001 - $500,000 $330.00
            $500,001 - $600,000 $360.00
            $600,001 - $700,000 $390.00
            $700,001 - $800,000 $420.00
            $800,001 - $900,000 $450.00
            $900,001 - $1,000,000 $480.00
            all over $1 million per $100,000 additional $ 25.00
 
Schedule “C” – Gross Receipts – Merchants Retail
Each person, firm or corporation operating a business of selling goods directly to the consumer shall pay a license tax based on gross receipts as follows:
            $10,000.00 or less $ 33.00
            $10,001 – 15,000 $ 40.00
            $15,001 - $20,000 $ 46.00
            $20,001 - $25,000 $ 53.00
            $25,001 - $30,000 $ 59.00
            $30,001 - $35,000 $ 66.00
            $35,001 - $40,000 $ 73.00
            $40,001 - $50,000 $ 79.00
            $50,001 - $60,000 $ 86.00
            $60,001 - $70,000 $ 92.00
            $70,001 - $80,000 $ 99.00
            $80,001 - $90,000 $106.00
            $90,001 - $100,000 $112.00
            $100,001 - $110,000 $119.00
            $110,001 - $120,000 $125.00
            $120,001 - $130,000 $132.00
            $130,001 - $140,000 $139.00
            $140,001 - $150,000 $145.00
            $150,001 - $160,000 $152.00
            $160,001 - $170,000 $158.00
            $170,001 - $180,000 $165.00
            $180,001 - $190,000 $172.00
            $190,001 - $200,000 $185.00
            $200,001 - $225,000 $198.00
            $225,001 - $250,000 $231.00
            $250,001 - $300,000 $264.00
            $300,001 - $350,000 $297.00
            $350,001 - $400,000 $330.00
            $400,001 - $500,000 $363.00
            $500,001 - $600,000 $396.00
            $600,001 - $700,000 $429.00
            $700,001 - $800,000 $462.00
            $800,001 - $900,000 $495.00
            $900,001 - $1,000,000 $528.00
            Plus 1/20 of 1% (.0005) on all gross receipts over $1 million         

Schedule “D” – Gross Receipts – Restaurants
            Each restaurant shall pay on the preceding year’s gross receipts as follows:
            $10,000.00 or less $ 33.00
            $10,001 – 15,000 $ 40.00
            $15,001 - $20,000 $ 46.00
            $20,001 - $25,000 $ 53.00
            $25,001 - $30,000 $ 59.00
            $30,001 - $35,000 $ 66.00
            $35,001 - $40,000 $ 73.00
            $40,001 - $50,000 $ 79.00
            $50,001 - $60,000 $ 86.00
            $60,001 - $70,000 $ 92.00
            $70,001 - $80,000 $ 99.00
            $80,001 - $90,000 $106.00
            $90,001 - $100,000 $112.00
            $100,001 - $110,000 $119.00
            $110,001 - $120,000 $125.00
            $120,001 - $130,000 $132.00
            $130,001 - $140,000 $139.00
            $140,001 - $150,000 $145.00
            $150,001 - $160,000 $152.00
            $160,001 - $170,000 $158.00
            $170,001 - $180,000 $165.00
            $180,001 - $190,000 $172.00
            $190,001 - $200,000 $184.00
            $200,001 - $225,000 $198.00
            $225,001 - $250,000 $231.00
            $250,001 - $300,000 $264.00
            $300,001 - $350,000 $297.00
            $350,001 - $400,000 $330.00
            $400,001 - $500,000 $363.00
            $500,001 - $600,000 $396.00
            $600,001 - $700,000 $429.00
            All over $700,000 $462.00

Schedule “E” – Fixed Rate $75.00         

Schedule “F” –Manufacturing
Each person, firm or corporation engaged in a business for which the manufacturer rate applies shall pay the following license based on gross annual receipts:       
Gross annual receipts of less than $50,000.00 $100.00
$50,001 - $250,000 $150.00
$250,001 - $1,000,000 $200.00
Where gross annual receipts are $1million or over manufacturer shall pay in lieu of the above license schedule, a license based on the total undepreciated cost of buildings, machinery and equipment (excluding licensed rolling stock) in accordance with the following schedule:
Less than $3 million $250.00
$3,000,000 - $10 million $300.00
$10,000,001 - $25 million $350.00
$25,000,001 - $50 million $450.00
Over $50 million $500.00

Schedule “G” – Utilities 
Amount of license is state regulated. See Section 11-51-129 of the Code of Alabama 1975. For those utilities covered, the license shall not exceed an amount equal to three percent (3%) of the gross receipts of the business transacted in the municipality for the previous year.

Schedule “H” – Beer, Wine & Liquor
Beer (on/off premises) $50.00
Beer (off premises) $50.00
Table Wine (on/off premises) $100.00
Table Wine (off premises) $75.00
Package Store Liquor $1,000.00 plus 5% of gross purchases made from the ABC Board
Restaurant Retail Liquor $250.00 plus 10% of gross purchases made from the ABC Board
Club Liquor Class I $250.00 plus 10% of gross purchases made from the ABC Board
Wholesale Table Wine $275.00
Wholesale Beer $250.00
Wholesale Beer & Wine $375.00
Special Events Retail $50.00/day for non-profit $100.00/day for profit 

Schedule “I” –Peddlers
Each person, seller of services, vendor or peddler engaged in the business of selling and delivering goods or services whether from truck, car or otherwise - $50/day or $200/wk.
Before engaging in such business as herein defined every applicant shall make application to the City Clerk for said license, which application shall show the following:
1. The name or names of the person who will manage and supervise the business within the City , and the permanent address of such person
2. The Social Security Number of such person, and whether such person has a criminal record, and if so, the details concerning the same.
3. The nature, character and quality of goods, wares, merchandise or services to be sold or offered for sale by the applicant in the city.
4. Such other reasonable information as to the identity or the character of the applicant as the City Clerk may require.
All door to door sales must be conducted between the hours or 8:00 A.M. and sunset (or 30 minutes of dark). The license must be on public display.

Schedule “J” –Taxicabs & Limousines & Ambulances
Ambulance Service $25.00 per ambulance
Each person, firm, or corporation operating an ambulance service, when not connected with a funeral home. There shall be a decal affixed to each ambulance.
No license shall be issued for the operation of an ambulance or the offering of any ambulance service within the City of Monroeville or its police jurisdiction, until permission has been granted by the governing body of the City. No person, firm or corporation shall operate in the City of Monroeville or within its police jurisdiction an ambulance which carries passengers unless passengers in each vehicle are protected by a public liability insurance policy issued by a solvent incorporated insurance company authorized to write automobile liability insurance in the State of Alabama. Said policy shall include an endorsement to the effect that said policy shall not be canceled without notice of cancellation being served upon the City Clerk of Monroeville, Alabama, at least five days prior to the date of cancellation. 
            
Taxicabs & Limousines & Buses $50.00 per vehicle
Each person, firm or corporation operating automobiles or motor vehicles transporting passengers for a fare either measured by a taximeter or hourly rental fee. There shall be a decal affixed to each taxicab or limousine.
 
 No person, firm or corporation shall operate in the City of Monroeville or within the police jurisdiction an automobile, bus, or jitney which carries passengers unless passengers in each vehicle are protected by a public liability insurance policy issued by a solvent incorporated insurance company authorized to write automobile liability insurance in the State of Alabama. Said policy shall include an endorsement to the effect that said policy shall not be canceled without notice of cancellation being served upon the City Clerk of Monroeville, Alabama, at least five days prior to the date of cancellation. 

Schedule “K” –Telephone & Telecommunications
Each telephone company, person, firm or corporation operating a telephone exchange and/or long distance telephone lines in the City of Monroeville shall pay a license fee in accordance to Section 11-51-128 Code of Alabama 1975. $330.00 exchange license $83.00 long distance license 

Schedule “L” - Entertainment & Special Events
Where dealers, artisans, craftsmen, and similar types display and sell their goods, wares or merchandise to the general public. It is the responsibility of the sponsoring person, group organization, agency, etc. to purchase license. $50.00 per event
Circus menagerie or museum under the same canvas, Carnival or Street Fair Per day $180.00                                                                              
Entertainment: Each person, other than religious, charitable or educational organizations, engaged in any type of entertainment not otherwise provided for, including but not limited to boxing, wresting, rodeos, sports events, races, museums, lectures, concerts, or other shows or performances where charges are made for admission, shall pay a license tax of $100.00
The granting of such license, however, is subject to the following terms and conditions:
(a) No license shall be issued unless such person or persons of good moral character
(b) No license shall be issued unless such person or persons are protected by a public liability insurance policy issued by a solvent incorporated insurance company authorized to write insurance in the State of Alabama, and within liability limits approved by the City License Inspector. Said policy shall include an endorsement to the effect that said policy shall not be canceled without notice of cancellation being served upon the City License Inspector at least five (5) days prior to the date of cancellation.
(c) If the City License Inspector shall disapprove an application for such license, any person aggrieved by such decision shall have the right to appeal to the City Council of the City of Monroeville by filing a written appeal within ten (10) days following such action of said License Inspector.
(d) When the conduct of any license, agent or employee is so inimical to the public health, safety and general welfare as to constitute a nuisance and thus give rise to an emergency, the City License Inspector shall have the authority to summarily order the cessation of such business and to suspend or revoke the license. Any person aggrieved by such decision shall have the right to appeal to the City Council by filing a written appeal within ten (10) days following such action of said License Inspector.          

Schedule “M” – Rail Transportation
Any person, firm or corporation operating railroads in this state as common carriers for the privilege of doing intrastate business within the limits of the City of Monroeville or its police jurisdiction, whether such company is incorporated under the laws of this state or any other state or whether incorporated at all or not is hereby prescribed and fixed a rate of $175.00

Schedule “N” – Vending Machines 
Each provider of a coin operated vending machine, including but not limited to food or beverage, newspaper, amusement, cigarette, gum ball, video, music, or any other machine, which dispenses merchandise rather than service, must purchase a license based on merchant’s retail plus affix a decal to each machine and the cost of said decal is $10.00 each, in addition to any other license fee required under this schedule.
 
Schedule “O” – Billiard and/or Pool Tables
1 – 5 tables $150.00
Each additional table over 5 $ 40.00 each
Owner will be responsible for reporting any vending company for coin-operated machines to City Hall including but not limited to cigarettes, music, video, etc.

Schedule “P” – Number of Rooms
Apartments $4.00 per bedroom
Nursing Homes 1 – 50 beds $150.00
Over 50 beds $200.00
Motel, Hotels, Trailer parks 12 or less $75.00
(per unit) 13 – 25 $125.00
 Over 25 $4.00 per room/space 

Schedule “Q” – Buses, Trucks & Equipment Rentals
 In addition to the license thereto, there shall be a decal affixed to each piece of equipment and the cost of the decals shall be $25.00 per vehicle
Schedule “R” – Amusement Devices
In addition to the license thereto, there shall be a decal affixed to each machine and the cost of said decals shall be according to the following table:
For the first 10 machines $25.00 per decal
All machines over 10 $10.00 per decal

Schedule “S” – Employees/Participants
6 or less $75.00
7 – 12 $85.00
over 12 $95.00             
 
Dancing, Gymnastics, Karate, Tae Kwon Do or other specialized training - $50.00
Day Cares must provide evidence that the premises meet city fire, safety and health standards. All Day Cares in homes must be approved by the Planning Commission.
Beauty Shop: Owner or one operator $35.00
Each additional person $10.00 each
$75.00 maximum
Tanning beds $25.00/bed
Each business that sales merchandise must purchase a license based on Merchants Retail.
Merchants Retail License required if instructors sell costumes, uniforms, accessories, equipment or merchandise for a profit.

Schedule “T” – Coin Operated Laundry (Laundromat)
Washers and dryers $5.00 each machine

Schedule “U” – Banks & Loan Agencies
Financial institutions, governed by State banking laws, shall pay a license based on the institution's capital, surplus and undivided profits. Savings & Loan associations shall pay a license in proportion to the amount paid in on non-withdrawable shares, reserves and undivided profits of the association as follows: (copy of insurance certificate by FDIC required)
$50,0000 or less $10.00
$50,001 - $150,000 $30.00
$150,001 - $200,000 $40.00
$200,001 - $250,000 $50.00
$250,001 - $300,000 $60.00
$300,001 - $350,000 $70.00
$350,001 - $400,000 $80.00
$400,001 - $450,000 $90.00
$450,001 - $500,000 $100.00
$500,001 - $600,000 $110.00
Over $600,000 $125.00
Branch Bank $10.00 each branch
Branch bank shall be defined in accordance to the institution's bylaws. Please provide a copy of such bylaws when purchasing a license for a branch bank.
OTHER LOAN AGENCIES & PAWN SHOPS
Not governed by state banking laws shall pay a license fee of $110.00 plus a merchant’s retail based on gross receipts.

Schedule “V” – Insurance Companies
Each fire and marine insurance company shall pay 4% on each $100.00 or major fraction thereof, of gross premiums, less return premiums on policies issued during the preceding year, on property located in the City of Monroeville and no credit or deduction of any kind shall be allowed or made on account of the cost of reinsurance by such company in a company not authorized to do business in the State of Alabama.
 All insurance companies, except fire and marine, charging a premium for contracts of policies, shall pay $15.00 and $1 on each $100.00 and major fraction thereof on gross premiums, less return premiums, received during the preceding year on policies issued during said year to citizens of the city.  
The percentage of premiums on all insurance companies shall be due on December 31 of each year or within 60 days thereafter. Such insurance companies which did any business in said city in the preceding year shall furnish to the City Clerk a statement in writing, duly verified, showing the true and full amount of gross premiums received during the said year, on business in the city, and shall accompany said statement with the amount of license due as hereinabove specified.

Section 24. Exchange of information
(a) The license officer may exchange tax returns, information, records and other documents secured by the municipality, with other municipalities adopting similar ordinances for the exchange of taxpayer information, or with county or state authorities. The license officer may charge a reasonable fee for providing such information or documents. Any tax returns, information, records, or other documents so exchanged shall remain subject to the confidentiality provisions, restrictions, and criminal penalties for unauthorized disclosures as provided under state or municipal law.
(b) Any such exchange shall be for one or more of the following purposes:
(1) Collecting taxes due.
(2) Ascertaining the amount of taxes due from any person.
(3) Determining whether a person is liable for, or whether there is probable cause for believing a person might be liable for, the payment of any tax to a state, county or municipal agency.
(c) Nothing herein shall prohibit the use of tax returns or tax information by the municipality in the proper administration of any matter administered by the license officer. The license officer may also divulge to a purchaser, prospective purchaser as defined pursuant to the regulations of the Alabama Department of Revenue, or successor of a business or stock of goods the outstanding sales, use, or rental tax liability of the seller for which the purchaser, prospective purchaser as defined pursuant to the regulations of the Alabama Department of Revenue, or successor may be liable pursuant to the Code of Alabama Section 40-23-25, 40-23-82 or 40-12-224.

Section 25. License fees in Police Jurisdiction.
Any person, firm, association, or corporation engaged in any business outside the municipality but within the police jurisdiction hereof shall pay one-half of the amount of the license imposed for like business within the municipality.

Section 26. Effective Date.
This ordinance shall become effective on and after January 1, 2017.

Section 27. Severability.
The sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses and phrases of this ordinance are severable, and if any phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or section of this ordinance shall be declared unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, then such ruling shall not affect any other paragraphs and sections, since the same would have been enacted by the municipality council without the incorporation of any such unconstitutional phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or section.

Section 28. Repealer.
All ordinances or parts or ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.

Adopted this the ___________ day of ____________________, 2017.

                                                                        ____________________________
                                                                        Joseph Oglesby, Mayor
ATTEST:
___________________________
Mary Jackson, City Clerk

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