GENERAL FAQs

With the Cullman Connect (SeeClickFix) app, you can report non-emergency issues in the City of Cullman including potholes, water leaks, abandoned vehicles, malfunctioning traffic signals, street lighting issues, and missed garbage pickups! You can also sign up to receive updates on status of your report and to receive notices concerning street closings, water outages, holiday schedule changes, and more. It’s FREE to download!

From your iOS device, go to the App Store, search for the SeeClickFix app, download, install, and register.

From your Android device, go to the Google Play Store, search for the SeeClickFix app, download, install, and register.

Contact information for all city departments can be found on our CONTACT US page. Departmental pages re listed on our DEPARTMENTS & SERVICES page.

Available jobs are posted online on our EMPLOYMENT page. Applications can be submitted online or by mail, fax, email, or in person. FIND OUT MORE!

Cullman was founded in 1873 by Col. Johann Gottfried Cullmann, a German refugee from Frankweiler (which was then Bavaria). MORE HISTORY!

Business hours vary by department, so check with the department you wish to visit to verify their hours before visiting.

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BUSINESS FAQs

Yes, all businesses are required to purchase an annual privilege/business license. Licenses are renewable on January 1st of each year. You can download the business license forms here. For questions, contact the Business License Department at 256-775-7109 or by email.

Probably, but an alcohol license is required. Alcohol license applications can be downloaded here and must be turned in to the City Clerk’s Office. Each application is reviewed by the ARC (Alcohol Review Committee) and then either approved or denied by the City Council. Call (256) 775-7109 or email us with questions.

City sales and use tax is collected by the Cullman County Sales & Use Tax Department. The office can be reached at 256-775-1398 or by email (staff email addresses are listed on the website). Sales tax may also be filed and paid online at the My Alabama Taxes web site.

The Sanitation Department provides front-end loader containers and open-top containers to commercial entities. Various sized containers are available. Dumpster delivery, removal, and hauling fees vary. Contact the Sanitation Department during regular office hours for terms and rates.

Tobacco tax stamps can be purchased at the City Clerk’s office during regular office hours. The City Clerk’s office is located inside City Hall.

RESIDENTIAL FAQs

You can report issues like these using our SeeClickFix app (Cullman Connect). It's free to download! You can also contact the Street Department
at 256-775-8441.
Be sure to have the street name or other location information so that the damaged area can be quickly located and repaired.

The Cullman Sanitation Department strives to pick up all brush left curbside by residents in a timely manner. However, during heavy brush seasons, there may be a 5-6 week rotation - meaning that it may take the department 5-6 weeks to cover the entire city. If you have had brush at your curb longer than this amount of time, please contact the Sanitation Department and let them know. And, remember, brush is not to be placed in the street at any time.

Contact the Street Department at 256-775-8441. Be sure to have the street name or other location information so that the affected area can be quickly located.

To report a sanitary sewer emergency, such as a backup into your home or business or an overflow from a manhole or cleanout, please notify the WWTP emergency contact by phone at 256-739-2410.

You can report issues like these using our SeeClickFix app (Cullman Connect). It's free to download! You may also call 256-739-8410 or send us an email. Please be sure to have the intersection street names or other location information so that the malfunctioning signal can be quickly located and repaired.

Contact the Street Department at 256-775-8441. Be sure to have the intersection street names or other location information so that the sign can be quickly located and repaired or replaced.

"Children at Play" signs (or "Caution - Children at Play" or "Slow - Children at Play" signs) are no longer used as per the Federal Highway Administration's Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Most streets within a residential area have children, and drivers must always be aware of children in a neighborhood environment. Also, such signs may provide parents and children with a false sense of security that their children are safe playing on or near the street. For these reasons and because such signs have proven to be ineffective, the MUTCD has classified them as nonstandard and inappropriate for installation.

The City of Cullman does have yard-type "children playing" signs that residents can place in their yards (not on the street right-of-way). These can be obtained from the Mayor's Office.

If you have questions regarding "Children at Play" signs, contact our Engineering Department at 256-775-7109 or engineering@cullmanal.gov. To request other traffic calming devices or measures, visit our Neighborhood Traffic Calming page.

You can report issues like these using our SeeClickFix app (Cullman Connect). It's free to download!

You can also call the Cullman Power Board at 256-734-2343 or email the Mayor’s Office.

Be sure to have the address or other location information so that the light can be quickly located and repaired or replaced.

Contact the Water Department during regular office hours to request that someone come check your meter and try to determine the cause of your high water bill. If you leave a message, be sure to include your address and contact information.

To request a traffic calming device or measure (stop or yield signage, speed limit signage, marked crosswalk, rumble strips, speed hump, etc.) you will need to download and complete the Traffic Calming Request form. Information on the City of Cullman's Traffic Calming Request Policy can be found here.

Yes. Recycle bins are available; limit one per household residence. Recycle bins are picked up weekly on the day of your normal trash pickup, and must be at the curb by 6:00 a.m. Contact the Sanitation Department for more information.

Yes, a permit is required. The City of Cullman allows two (2) yard sales per year to be held per calendar year at any location within city limits. Each of these sales must be no longer than three (3) consecutive days. A yard sale permit must be purchased from the City Clerk’s office prior to the date(s) of the sale. The permit fee is $5.00 per day. A request form is available for download, but is not required.

To report a violation of the City of Cullman’s nuisance ordinance, you may fill out our Reporting Nuisance Properties form. You may also call our Nuisance Complaint Hotline at 1-256-841-6868 or email nuisance.complaints@cullmanal.gov to report the location of the property and the type of violation being reported

Yes. Each owner of a dog or other animal subject to the licensing provisions of the City of Cullman pet ordinance shall be required to obtain a license tag. Contact the City Clerk’s Office for more information.

The Sanitation Department provides open-top containers and services to residential sanitation customers for the disposal of waste from home repairs, demolition, etc. Container sizes, delivery, removal, and hauling fees vary. Please contact the Sanitation Department during regular office hours for terms and rates.

Property taxes in the City of Cullman are collected by the Cullman County Department of Revenue. You can pay at their office at the Cullman County Courthouse (500 2nd Avenue SW) during regular office hours. Or you can pay online.

The Driver License Examiner's office and the Driver Licensing Department are located at the Cullman County Courthouse (500 2nd Avenue SW).

More driver license information is available at the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency website.

A permit is required to fish in the waters of Duck River Reservoir. You may download a permit here or obtain a permit on-site. Permits are valid through December 31st of each year, unless revoked. You are required to carry your permit with you while on the premises. A cell phone photo of the signed permit will also be acceptable. The rules and regulations are contained in the permit. PRINT PERMIT NOW

You may register to vote at the Cullman County Board of Registrars office, located inside the Cullman County Courthouse. A voter registration form may be downloaded to be submitted to the Board of Registrars or mailed to the Office of the Secretary of State. Voter registration forms may also be submitted to the Cullman County Health Department, Cullman County Department of Human Resources, or Cullman County Public Library.

Alabama birth, marriage, divorce, and death certificates are stored by the State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics. Copies of these vital records may be obtained for a fee at the Cullman County Health Department (or any Alabama county health department), or by mail. These records may also be ordered online. The Cullman County Health Department is located at 601 Logan Avenue SW and can be reached by phone at 256-734-1030. Also, the Cullman County Probate Judge’s office keeps marriage license records and the Cullman County Circuit Clerk’s Office keeps records of divorces granted by the Cullman County Circuit Court.

GOVERNMENT FAQs

Unless otherwise announced, the City Council meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Monday nights of each month. Meetings are held in the Municipal Auditorium located inside Cullman City Hall at 204 2nd Avenue NE, Cullman, Alabama 35055. Meetings are streamed live on the City of Cullman Facebook page.

Yes. All City Council meetings are open to the public. Meetings are also streamed live on the City of Cullman Facebook page.

There is a time set aside during the City Council meetings for people present to address the City Council. If you have an items for the City Council to consider at the meeting, contact the City Clerk’s office to be added to the agenda.

Contact the Mayor’s Office at 256-775-7102 during regular office hours to request a proclamation, certificate, or letter.

Contact the Mayor’s Office at 256-775-7102 or send an email to request an appointment with the Mayor.

You may view Cullman’s Code of Ordinances here. Or you may contact the City Clerk’s office at 256-775-7102 or by email to request a copy of a specific ordinance.

Municipal elections are held in the City of Cullman and other Cullman County municipalities every four (4) years on the fourth Tuesday in August. The Mayor and City Council members of each Cullman County municipality, including the City of Cullman, serve four-year concurrent terms. Following the municipal election and runoff election (if one is necessary), elected officials take office on the first Monday in November following the election. Information on running for municipal office can be found on the Alabama Secretary of State website.

MUNICIPAL ELECTION CANDIDATE RESOURCES

You may register to vote at the Cullman County Board of Registrars office, located inside the Cullman County Courthouse. A voter registration form may be downloaded to be submitted to the Board of Registrars or mailed to the Office of the Secretary of State. Voter registration forms may also be submitted to the Cullman County Health Department, Cullman County Department of Human Resources, or Cullman County Public Library.

The Driver License Examiner's office and the Driver Licensing Department are located at the Cullman County Courthouse (500 2nd Avenue SW).

More driver license information is available at the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency website.

Property taxes in the City of Cullman are collected by the Cullman County Department of Revenue. You can pay at their office at the Cullman County Courthouse (500 2nd Avenue SW) during regular office hours. Or you can pay online.

Alabama birth, marriage, divorce, and death certificates are stored by the State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics. Copies of these vital records may be obtained for a fee at the Cullman County Health Department (or any Alabama county health department), or by mail. These records may also be ordered online. The Cullman County Health Department is located at 601 Logan Avenue SW and can be reached by phone at 256-734-1030. Also, the Cullman County Probate Judge’s office keeps marriage license records and the Cullman County Circuit Clerk’s Office keeps records of divorces granted by the Cullman County Circuit Court.

City sales and use tax is collected by the Cullman County Sales & Use Tax Department. The office can be reached at 256-775-1398 or by email (staff email addresses are listed on the website). Sales tax may also be filed and paid online at the My Alabama Taxes web site.

SPECIAL EVENT FAQs

In order to temporarily close a public street and/or sidewalk for any type of event, a Special Event Permit is needed. To request a permit, you must complete and submit a Special Event Permit Request Form to the City Clerk’s Office at least thirty (30) days prior to the planned event. You will also be required to have neighboring property owners sign the form to show their approval of the temporary street/sidewalk closing.

The form will be reviewed by the Mayor, Police Chief, Fire Chief, and CPRST Director. It will then be placed on the agenda for the next regularly-scheduled City Council meeting for Council to either approve or deny. Once an event is approved, the permit must be signed for and picked up from the Mayor’s Office.

In order to use city-owned or city-maintained property for any type of event, a Special Event Permit is needed. To request a permit, you must complete and submit a Special Event Permit Request Form to the City Clerk’s Office at least thirty (30) days prior to the planned event. The form will be reviewed by the Mayor, Police Chief, Fire Chief, and CPRST Director. It will then be placed on the agenda for the next regularly-scheduled City Council meeting for Council to either approve or deny. Once an event is approved, the permit must be signed for and picked up from the Mayor’s Office.

First, you must check with the Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Department to ensure availability of the park or facility.

If your event involves the use or closing of city streets, sidewalks, or other property, or if it involves excessive noise such as amplified music or speaking, or if it is a festival-type event including vendors, then you will also need to complete and submit a Special Event Permit Request Form to the City Clerk’s Office at least thirty (30) days prior to the planned event. The form will be reviewed by the Mayor, Police Chief, Fire Chief, and CPRST Director. It will then be placed on the agenda for the next regularly-scheduled City Council meeting for Council to either approve or deny.

Once an event is approved by the City Council, the permit must be signed for and picked up from the Mayor’s Office.

You must reserve the chapel by contacting the Mayor’s Office during regular office hours and signing the required agreement. The City of Cullman only schedules the use of the chapel. All other wedding arrangements are your responsibility.