BREAKING NEWS June 22nd, 2015 -- The City of Semmes' application for Mobile Urbanized 2015 Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) Funds for sidewalks has been recommended by the project selection committee for funding!  This grant is for sidewalks:

  • along Highway 98 (Moffett Road) from Illinois Street to Firetower Road
  • Illinois Street from Highway 98 to the Public Works Facility
  • Church Street from Illinois Street to Wulff Road
  • Park Avenue from Illinois Street to Wulf Road 

We are very excited for the recommendation for approval!  This project is:

$191,936 (Fed)
$  47,984 (City 20% Match) 

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This sidewalk grant will tie in with the 2014 TAP the City received for sidewalks:

  • on McCrary Road from AHEPA apartments to Highway 98 (Moffett Road)
  • Wulff Road from Highway 98 to the railroad tracks
  • Highway 98 (Moffett Road) from Wulff Road to Illinois Street
  • Highway 98 (Moffett Road) from McCrary Road to Winn Dixie

The City of Semmes is proud to once again
be a co-sponsor of this year's

at MGM High School on July 3rd!

Featuring Chris August @ 7 PM

Semmes Freedom Celebration is a one-day event for the whole family
on Friday, July 3rd at MGM High School in Semmes, AL
Highlights include a car show
nearly 100 free games and activities
live bands throughout the day
and amazing fireworks in the sky.

For more information, or to volunteer -->  Click HERE!


City of Semmes
2015 Event Schedule


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


Our City of Semmes Newsletter is now DIGITAL!  
Our July-August Issue
(click on image to open newsletter)


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)


Mobile AL

Please sign up now for Mobile County's automated notification system that will send you voice and text messages alerting you to a hurricane (and other emergencies) and giving you advice to protect life and property. The calling system will automatically call all numbers listed with AT&T. If you are unlisted with AT&T, you may register for the program here.


During the Regular Session of the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015, the Council voted unanimously in approval of Ordinance #2015-01 
Authorizing the Position of Code Enforcement Officer

As required by law, this Ordinance has been posted in a minimum of 3 places
within the City Limits of Semmes and also on our website:  



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

Work Session Meeting
Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
at 10:00 AM

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
at 6:00 PM

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
Amendments to Subdivision Regulations

Proposed DRAFT
to be considered 
on June 23, 2015

Information about
our Subdivision Regulations
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Meetings are 



City Council Meeting

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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
June 22nd, 2015

Parks & Recreation Committee
Monday, June 25th @ 7:00 PM


NOTE:  The Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting has been moved to the
4th Thursday of every month -- 7:00 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 October 7th, 2014
City Sales Tax Rates for Semmes, AL

General Sales/Use Tax -- 3%

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 Webutation


Last Updated:  June 23rd, 2015

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

Copyright City of Semmes 2013. All rights Reserved