Our City of Semmes Newsletter is now DIGITAL!  
Just released -- our October/November 2014 Issue
(click on image to open newsletter)



Comprehensive Plan
for the City of Semmes, Alabama
Adopted September 30th, 2014
by the Planning Commission
(click on graphic below for link)

This plan has been developed over the last year by 
the Comprehensive Plan "Working Group" and Thompson Engineering
from input received from the Semmes Community at local Town Hall Meetings.  
The work for the plan was funded by a 50% match grant from the 

The Planning Commission has been made aware of "mis-information" distributed
about our Comprehensive Plan.   Please be advised that the
Comprehensive Plan IS NOT a "zoning ordinance" and does NOT
establish "zoning regulations."   The Comprehensive Plan will in
no way restrict the use or ownership of any parcel of land.  

The Comprehensive Plan is just that - a reflection of the desires and aspirations
of our Semmes Community that defines our goals and objectives.  
It will be used as a roadmap to guide the
City into the future with all considerations given to the ideas
and suggestions received from the Semmes Community via Town Hall
Meetings that were held.

Only the CITY COUNCIL can adopt a "zoning ordinance" - not the Planning Commission.


Committee positions for are now open for City Advisory Committees.  If you are interested in serving on an Advisory Committee and would like more information -->  Advisory Committees

The City of Semmes is now offering sponsorships on items placed in the Newly Opened Honor Park! 
Please come by City Hall to reserve yours. There are a limited number of items. First come, first served!

All funds raised from these sponsorships will go toward the cost of a veteran's monument
that is planned for the center of the flag area.

 Please call City Hall if you have questions. 251.649.8811 Order forms are available!

   Pergolas - 3 1 available
$600.00 each

Bench - 13 11 available
$500.00 each

Memorial Bricks
$35.00 each
(Color of brick is not accurately depicted in the photo above)


Monuments - 9 8 available
$800.00 each

(Air Force - not available)


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Planning Commission Meeting 
at City of Semmes
Council Chambers
(7875 Moffett Rd Unit #C)

Work Session Meeting
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
at 10:00 AM

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
at 6:00 PM

Information about
our Subdivision Regulations
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Meetings are 



City Council Meeting

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Work Session -- 6:30 PM

Regular Session -- 7:30 PM

City Council Chambers
7875 Moffett Road Unit #C
(in same complex as City Hall)

Committee Meetings
for the week of
October 20th, 2014

Special Projects Committee
Monday, October 20th, 2014
4:30 PM

December 4th, 2012

Adopted Business License Ordinance
Effective January 1, 2013

*Please note that currently the City Staff will forward all business license inquiries to RDS until further notice. An announcement will be placed on the website as City Staff begins accepting applications for business licenses. 

For more information on the City of Semmes business license, 
please contact 
RDS @ 800-556-7274

The Semmes 
"Yard of the Month" nomination form is 
now open!  



Semmes is more of a simpler way of life than a place - and as we grow, it is our desire to maintain our friendly, neighborly atmosphere, while preserving the rural community character we've developed over the last 100+ years.

** City Council Chambers **

As of October 25, 2011, all City Council Meetings
and Planning Commission Meetings
will be held in the new "City Council Chambers"
located at 7875 Moffett Road, Unit #C -- this is 3 units down
 from City Hall in the Century Bank Building
(next to WalMart in Semmes)

Sales Tax in 1.5 mile Police Jurisdiction is 1/2 of the city tax rate


Revenue Discovery Systems (RDS)
will collect the Sales, Use, Rental & Lodging
taxes for the City of Semmes


Contact RDS: 800-556-7274

Contact the city with any questions:


Effective August 1, 2011
City Sales Tax Rates for Semmes, AL

General Sales/Use Tax -- 2.5%

Automotive Sales Tax -- 1.0%

Rental Tax -- 2.5%

Lodging Tax -- 5.0%

If you are not sure if your business is located within the 1.5 police jurisdiction,
call the City office phone number at 251/649-8811 and give them your address



Last Updated:  October 20th, 2014

City of Semmes
Mailing Address:  P. O. Box 1757
Street Address:  7875 Moffett Road, Unit #F
Semmes, AL  36575

Phone 251/649-8811                FAX 251/649-7711

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