Business License

Ordinance #2020-11-03-845                            License Term is January 1st - December 31st
  • Any company/business doing business in the City of Chelsea is required to have a current business license.
  • If a license is purchased after July 1st, the license fee will be prorated to 1/2 and valid for the remainder of that year.
  • Business licenses are location specific - EACH location must have a current business license
  • Business licenses must be posted in a conspicuous space that can be readily seen.
  • Business licenses have to be renewed yearly no later than February 15th.  
  • Penalties and Interest accrue after February 15th.
  • It is unlawful to operate a business without a license.  Violations can result in a fine of up to $500 & imprisonment for up to 6 months.  Each day shall constitute a separate offense.  A lien may also be placed upon the property (Section 6, 2020-11-03-835).
  • CONTRACTORS - You must submit a copy of the Licensing Board Card/letter (334)272-5030
  • FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS - You must submit a copy of a health permit from Shelby County
  • SALONS/BARBERS - You must submit a copy of the state cosmotology license