Finance / Revenue / Bids

Department of Finance Mission Statement:

The mission of the City of Daphne’s Finance Department is to provide high quality financial information to all users, both external and internal, by providing accurate, complete and timely information regarding the City’s financial condition and transactions. The Finance Department seeks to enhance City operations through strong internal controls and compliance audits leading to financial management discipline and the pursuit of improved operations.

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2013

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2014 

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2015


Finance Department Contact Information

Office: 251.621.9000 / Fax: 251.626.3008
P.O. Box 400 Daphne, Alabama 36526

Department of Revenue

The Revenue Division takes great pride in building relationships with The City of Daphne businesses.  We understand that opening and operating a business can be a bit overwhelming and difficult at times – that is why we are here to help.  Our division responsibilities include issuing business licenses and collection of various taxes.  Most of all, our major responsibility is assisting you, our business community.

The City of Daphne Revenue Division is open from 8am to 5pm, Monday – Friday.  This division provides assistance to new and existing businesses, issues business licenses, and collects the following taxes:

  • Sales and Seller’s Use Tax
  • Consumer Use Tax
  • Rental Tax
  • Auto Sales and Rental Tax
  • Gas Tax
  • Lodging Tax
  • Liquor, Beer, Wine and Tobacco Tax



Businesses physically located within the Corporate City Limits of Daphne must also be pre-approved through an internal process before a business license will be issued. For more information, please contact the Revenue Division at Daphne City Hall or by calling (251) 621-6613.

To apply for a City of Daphne business license, please submit the following application:
Business License Application

Home-based businesses within the Corporate City Limits of Daphne must also complete the following form:
Home-Based Business Application

Tax forms follow:

  • Sales & Use Tax
  • Rental Tax
  • Consumer Use Tax
  • Lodging Tax
  • Local Liquor Tax
  • Beer Tax
  • Wine Tax


Revenue FAQ’s:

What is the City of Daphne’s sales tax rate? The total amount of sales tax in the corporate City Limits of Daphne is 9.5% (4% to the State of Alabama, 3% to Baldwin County and 2.5% to the City of Daphne). At this time, the City of Daphne does not collect tax in our Police Jurisdiction.

For information on remitting Baldwin County sales tax, please call (251) 943-5061 or access the Baldwin County website

For information on remitting State of Alabama sales tax, please call (334) 242-1490 or access the ADOR website

Do I need a City of Daphne business license? If you make deliveries, perform services, have salespeople calling on local merchants, or have a store or office located in the corporate city limits of Daphne, you need a City of Daphne business license. Requirements and fees vary depending upon the type of business. Necessary forms and applications can be accessed on the “Forms” page.

Department of Revenue Contact Information

Jamie Smith – Revenue Officer

Anita Allen – Revenue Technician

Connie Champion – Revenue Technician

Daphne City Hall
1705 Main Street
Daphne, AL  36526

Mailing Address: 
P.O. Drawer 1047
Daphne, AL 36526

Phone: (251) 621-6613
Fax: (251) 621-6904


Surplus Vehicle / Equipment Sales

The City of Daphne periodically posts items online at as they are declared surplus and made available for sale. Bidders can register at and you can view surplus items available for sale at

Bid Information

Vendor Registration: Vendors may register with the City of Daphne by completing the City of Daphne Vendor Bid Form and submitting as instructed on the form.

E-Verify: To register your company for E-Verify go to

Advertisement of Bids: Bids are posted on the bulletin board at City Hall and published in the Gulf Coast Media Newspaper. Bids may also be posted on the website. For information regarding open bids, you can also contact the Finance Department at (251) 621-9000 x121.

Open Bids

Adv Monitoring Services for Disaster Debris Removal-2016

Bid-MONITORING SERVICES for Disaster Debris-10-16