Irondale Business Portal

We have provided a links and resources to everything you need to do business in Irondale.

Irondale has all the features businesses are looking for: talent, infrastructure, location – plus one more – a local government that is eager to partner with local businesses. If you’re looking to start, expand or locate a business, get to know Irondale, Alabama. We are a small city with big city innovation and big city benefits close at hand.  We believe in business friendly government with an eye toward the future. If you work or shop in Irondale, or are considering locating your business here, we would be happy to partner with you and call you our neighbor !!

Irondale Offers Businesses:

 Location! Location! Location !

o Interstate - Irondale has over (18) miles of Interstate and close access to (6) Exchanges including; Interstate-59, Interstate-20, Jefferson County Perimeter I-459, State Highway – 78 and State Highway – 11

o Rail - Irondale is a major railway hub for Norfolk Southern Railroad.  Irondale also has run-through power from KCS, BNSF and UP railways

o Air - Less than 10 minutes from the Birmingham International Airport

 Shipping and Logistics

o Federal Express has a distribution hub located in Irondale

o United Parcel Service has a major  distribution hub located less than 10 miles from Irondale 

 Top ranked and well trained workforce

o Irondale recently ranked in the Top 10 out of 400+ cities as one of Alabama’s Smartest Cities. 

o Irondale's Jefferson County IB High School is ranked the 12th best academic programs in the nation and tops in Alabama.

 Business Friendly Environment with strong public/private collaboration

o No Occupational Tax

o Low Property Taxes

 Vibrant economic development activity

o Irondale plans to invest over $20M for economic development in 2014 including : several major road modification projects, sewer expansion projects and parks and greenspace enhancements

o Plenty of available commercial real estate along the City’s major commercial corridors. Click here to view a listing of available Irondale commercial properties.

For detailed Demographic Data about Irondale please follow the link below:


Business License Applications:

The license year is based on a calendar year — January 1st through December 31st. ALL Licenses expire December 31st of each year, unless specified otherwise in the most current City of Irondale ordinance governing Business Licenses.

All licenses must be renewed before February 1st to avoid delinquent penalties. Courtesy renewal notices will be mailed to each license business on file on or about December 15th of each year. Business licenses must be renewed for the calendar year if still in business in the city on January 1st.

Applications for new business license are taken daily between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 5:00 p.m. at the Administration Department, City Hall 101 South 20th Street, Irondale, AL 35210.

The website link below is the application:

Irondale Commercial Devleopment Authority

1900 Crestwood Blvd, Ste: 305

Irondale, AL 35210

Call us: 205.703-9770