2024 Redistricting

Finance Department

The City of Anniston Finance Department is responsible for a number of duties and services. Primary functions include accounting, budgeting, managing and investing cash, managing debt, paying invoices, billing receivables, and collecting receivables (business licenses, garbage fee payments, animal control fees, taxes, licenses, and others). 

The Department is also responsible for City financial records, financial reporting, purchasing, and maintaining all operating equipment and supplies attributable to these operations. 

Business Licenses & Home OCCUPATION

Anyone applying for a new business license or renewal must contact the Finance Department at 256-231-7716 or licensing@annistonal.gov after filling out the application to determine the amount to pay.

Online payments

Citizens may make online payments by clicking the portal below.

The following payments may be made online:

  • Garbage Fees
  • Business License Payments
  • Home Inspection Fees Payments

To make Municipal Court Payments online, please use this link below: 

Sales tax information

For assistance with sales tax inquiries and filings, please contact the Business Support Center for the City of Anniston at 256-383-1224 or annistonal@hdlgov.com.

Excise Tax Information

For assistance with excise tax inquiries and filings, please contact Jasmine Smith at 256-231-7718 or jasmine.smith@annistonal.gov.

Revenue collection receives payments for alcohol, retail gasoline, wholesale gasoline, and tobacco taxes.

All tax returns are due by the 20th of the month.

Tax Rate Information

Type of Tax

General Rate

Police Jurisdiction Rate

Alcohol Tax



Retail Gasoline Tax



Wholesale Gasoline Tax



Tobacco Tax



For information on Sales, Use, Rental, & Lodging Taxes please follow the link below: 


Phone Payments:

Payments may be made over the phone by calling our IVR number at: 888-461-2487. 

Anniston Garbage Exemptions: 

  • Some Anniston residents may qualify for a garbage fee exemption based on income requirements. For questions, please contact Jasmine Smith (Revenue Compliance) at 256-231-7718 or via email at jasmine.smith@annistonal.gov.
  • To qualify for garbage fee exemptions, please complete the application linked below and turn it back in to our Revenue Compliance Officer at: jasmine.smith@annistonal.gov.


Taxi Cab Services

Those wishing to provide taxi cab services in the City of Anniston must complete the two (2) forms linked below and return them to our Revenue Compliance Officer at jasmine.smith@annistonal.gov. For questions, please contact: at 256-231-7718

Animal control Voucher

Please be aware that until further notice the Calhoun County Animal Control Center will only be able to accept animals in emergency situations due to high intake levels coupled with staffing shortages

City leadership asks for citizens’ patience as our animal control unit must prioritize emergency situations when addressing reported animal concerns throughout the City of Anniston due to the current constraints of the Calhoun County Animal Control Center. 

At this time, City of Anniston Animal Control Vouchers will only be issued in emergency situations. Each request will be evaluated on a case by case basis prior to a voucher being issued. 



City of Anniston Finance Dept.
P.O. Box 2168
Anniston, AL 36202

Jessica Leonard, Director of Finance


Austin Hubbard, Assistant Director of Finance



Office Hours:
Monday – Friday | 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Austin Hubbard, Assistant Finance Director


Shasta Hayes, Accounts Payable


Jasmine Elston, Accounts Receivable


Shirlena Fluker,  Accounts Payable/Purchasing


Mirian Robinson, Sanitation Payments/Business Licenses


Jasmine Smith, Revenue Compliance