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Do you need a business license to be a renter of a commercial building?

Fultondale, AL |

My motorcycle riding club wants to rent a commercial building to have meetings at, do we have to have a business license just to rent the building? We do not and do not plan to have any business activities, not selling anything, not providing any services. We just want the building to have meetings.

Attorney Answers 2


  1. No. If you are not making money, why would you need a business license.

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  2. Go to Fultondale City Hall and get a copy of their rules, and ask the clerk your question. If you are conducting club business that is a type of business activity. Better to be safe than sorry. A business license does not cost that much. If you cannot understand their rules after you pick up a copy and talk to them, bring them in and I'll be glad to review them with you.

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