Roadmap for Doing Business in Hoover

The City of Hoover, Alabama is a great location for your business to start, stay and grow! The City’s Business Resource Team stands ready to guide you no matter the stage of your business journey. The goal of the Team is to make conducting City-related transactions as smooth and seamless as possible.

This section of the website, A Roadmap for Doing Business in Hoover, is a summary of what you need to know about the City as you operate your business. Scroll through the sections by using the navigation pane, or download a printable .pdf version.

The Hoover Business Resource Team will collaborate with you as you start, maintain and grow your business. (Of special note, joint meetings with owners, architects, contractors, and other key stakeholders during start-up and expansion phases involving construction are essential.) Please contact Hoover’s Business Resource Team by telephone at 205-739-7162 or by e-mail at to get started. It is our goal to provide unparalleled services to our business community.


Task ItemSee Section

Identify property for your business/development

Site Selection / Location Services

Check your property zoning, the permitted uses and any special conditions or requirements

Property Zoning Information

Obtain Certificate of Occupancy for Business License
(required for all businesses)

Property Development & Building Permit Information

Where applicable:
Obtain building construction/sign permit
Obtain Home Occupation approval

Property Development & Building Permit Information

Where applicable:
Obtain Mobile Food Unit (food truck) permit
Obtain approval for alcohol sales

Food & Alcohol Sales and Consumption

Obtain Hoover business license
(required for all businesses)

Business License Information