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Licenses & Permits

Online Business License and Permits

Contractor Licenses may be obtained at the City of Trussville Inspections Office, 425 Cherokee Drive (P. O. Box 159), Trussville, AL 35173 Telephone (205) 655-5483, Fax (205) 655-7479.

All other Business Licenses may be obtained at the City of Trussville Administrative Office, 113 North Chalkville Rd (P. O. Box 159), Trussville, AL 35173 Telephone (205) 655-7478, Fax (205) 655-7487.

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A License is required for any business, trade, vocation, occupation, profession or exhibition conducted in the City of Trussville. Please contact the office listed above for information concerning requirements such as certifications, approvals, and fees.


Permit information may be obtained by contacting the Engineering and Inspection office for submittal requirements and fee schedule.
(205) 655-5483. Street address: 425 Cherokee Drive

Permits must be obtained for the following:

  • Construction, re-construction, or renovation, addition, alteration or repair to residential or commercial structures
  • Fences
  • Pools
  • Accessory Structures
  • Heating & Air
  • Electrical
  • Gas
  • Plumbing
  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Roofing
  • Miscellaneous Work
  • Gutters
  • Siding
  • Driveways
  • Signs

Permits for buildings and additions should include two complete sets of plans; health department approval or sewer impact receipt; plot plan showing the location of the structure, or of the addition in relation to the structure, to include distance to lot line and all drainage and utility easements; and a Jefferson County Stormwater or ADEM approval for land disturbing activities.

Permits for signs, accessory structures, fences, pools should include two sets of plans and a site plan showing the location of the structure in relation to the lot line(s), easements, and sanitary field lines, if applicable.

Persons permitting electrical, plumbing, gas, or heating and air work must hold proper certifications.