Transient Merchant

  1. Finance
  2. Licensing and Taxes
  3. Business Licenses

City Hall

144 Tichenor Ave, Suite 5

  1. Email: webfinance@auburnalabama.org
  2. Phone: (334) 501-7220
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

LaTrice Mose

Revenue Manager

  1. Phone: (334) 501-7224
  2. Email: lmose@auburnalabama.org

A transient merchant is defined as a business or individual, offering goods for sale or soliciting orders for goods on a temporary basis, who does not have a fixed physical location within the Auburn city limits. A Transient Merchant application should be completed and forwarded to the Revenue Office along with $505. This amount reflects a business license fee of $155 and a deposit of $350.

  • The Transient Merchant license is effective from the date of issue through December 31st.
  • A zoning certificate must be issued by Auburn Planning Department for the temporary location, which includes a letter of permission from the property owner of the business location.
  • No business can be licensed to operate on City right-of-way (i.e. sidewalk, roadways etc).
  • A copy of Lee County Health permit is required for vendors of food.
  • All applicable taxes are to be remitted by filing a Transient Merchant Report of Calendar Year Business Activity report.
  • Once the business activity report is filed and taxes remitted, the deposit of $350 may be refunded.