Departments & City Services 2018-05-02T21:24:21+00:00

Departments & City Services

The Accounting Department is responsible for processing and maintaining accurate and timely financial records of municipal revenues, expenditures, assets, and liabilities. These responsibilities include general ledger reporting, recording and processing invoices, processing and maintaining records of payments to vendors, maintaining the fixed assets property records, and much more.

The City Clerk acts as an administrative liaison between the City Council and the Mayor, as provided by state law and city code. The City Clerk’s responsibilities include preparing City Council agendas, recording minutes of City Council meetings, authenticating and recording all official acts of the City, processing and maintaining legislative records and documents, certifying legislative documents, and more.

The City of Cullman recognizes that trees are a highly valued asset. Healthy trees provide a more healthful and beautiful environment in which to live, reduce air pollution and some forms of noise pollution, provide energy-saving shade and cooling, furnish habitat for wildlife, enhance aesthetics and property values, and are an important contributor to community image, pride, and quality of life.

The Building Inspection Department ensures the safety of the public through the enforcement of construction codes. The department issues and tracks all permits for building, plumbing, HVAC, electrical work, and signage to be performed within the City of Cullman. Inspections are performed on all construction within the City of Cullman to determine compliance with applicable codes.

Cullman Fire Rescue Firefighter/EMTs respond to over 3000 incidents annually including Structure Fires, Vehicle Fires, Hazardous Materials, Technical Rescues, Emergency Medical Emergencies and mutual aid requests. Our committed staff takes pride in our community and we feel that we are more than a fire department. Find out more about our department!

The City of Cullman Human Resources (Personnel) Office provides personnel and payroll services and benefits administration for all municipal employees. The office maintains a comprehensive payroll system, maintains employee records and files in accordance with state and federal law, and provides support services to other departments.

The Municipal Court Clerk’s Office is responsible for processing all traffic tickets, criminal misdemeanor cases, and municipal ordinance violations made by the Cullman Police Department. The Court Clerk’s Office receives payments for fines and issues warrants of arrest on misdemeanor cases.

The Planning Commission was created on April 8, 1963, and consists of 9 members. The terms of the ex officio members (Mayor and City Council member) correspond to their official elected office tenures. The Zoning Board of Adjustments & Appeals was created on July 11, 1955. Members serve staggered three-year terms. 

The Cullman Economic Development Agency (CEDA), a division of the City of Cullman, Alabama, provides assistance to new and existing industries and developers, encouraging positive economic growth in our community. Our goal is to create jobs and investments that propel a successful economy.

The Cullman Police Department is the largest municipal law enforcement agency in Cullman County. A full-service police agency, the department has embraced a community-oriented philosophy and relies heavily upon community involvement in problem-solving strategies.

Residential garbage is picked up Monday-Thursday each week. Garbage containers must be watertight with tight fitting lids or tops, free of standing water, 32 gallons or less in size, and must have two handles. Recycle bins are available for residential customers: One per household residence.

The Street Department provides all services related to the construction, drainage, maintenance, and repair of city streets and sidewalks. This department also oversees making, installing, and maintaining street signs and signs for municipal facilities; drainage projects in the City of Cullman, concrete jobs in the City of Cullman, and more.

A division of the Utilities Board of the City of Cullman and for over 50 years, serving the citizens of the City of Cullman, Alabama. Today we serve over 8,300 families in the City of Cullman by providing electricity to their homes. Cullman Power board is committed to providing our customers with the best customer service at the lowest possible cost.

The Water Department’s responsibilities include building, maintaining, and replacing water lines and connectors, repairing damaged water lines, responding to service calls, setting up and maintaining customer accounts, reading water meters, and answering questions regarding water rates, services, and bills. The Wastewater Department builds and replaces sewer lines, connections, and manholes; inspects and repairs existing lines, responds to service calls; inspecting lines constructed by private contractors, etc.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Pumpkin Carving Contest

    October 1 - October 31
  2. Tree Commission Meeting

    October 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
  3. Free Prostate Cancer Screenings (CRMC)

    October 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. 4th Annual Caring for Cullman Concert

    October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What’s happening in Cullman?

There's always something to do in and around Cullman! There are several annual events in the area including Cullman Oktoberfest, Bloomin' Festival, Strawberry Festival, Rock the South, Sweet Tater Festival, and others. There are also lots of other activities and events happening year round!