FAQ

    1.  Is the City currently hiring?
    2.  What is the sales tax rate in the City of Muscle Shoals?
    3.  Is the City presently spraying for mosquitos?
    4.  When and where is Municipal Court held?
    5.  How I can contact the offices of the Chamber of Commerce, Colbert County or the Shoals Economic Development Authority?
    6.  How can I contact another city department?
 
    Q.  Is the City currently hiring?
    A.  Applications are accepted during normal hours of operation at the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall when vacancies have been posted. You may refer to the Human Resources section of this website for specifics on any current openings.

    Q.  What is the sales tax rate in the City of Muscle Shoals?
    A.  What is the sales tax rate in the City of Muscle Shoals? The current sales tax rate is 9.0%, which consists of 4% State of Alabama, 1.5% Colbert County, 3.5% City of Muscle Shoals. The City has contracted with the Alabama Department of Revenue for collection of the city taxes.

    Q.  Is the City presently spraying for mosquitos?
    A.  The city sprays (adulticides) for mosquitos generally from mid March to late October. When the air temperature falls below 60 degrees Fahrenheit, mosquitos are no longer active. City personnel also apply chemicals (larvaeciding) to known breeding areas to kill the larvae or eggs which has proven to be a more effective means of combating mosquitos. For more information, you may contact city staff at (256) 386-9204.

    Q.  When and where is Municipal Court held?
    A.  Municipal court is held each Thursday with “first call” starting at 2:00 p.m. and trial cases generally at 3:00 p.m. in the City Hall Auditorium. Court personnel may be reached (256) 386-9210 between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

    Q.  How I can contact the offices of the Chamber of Commerce, Colbert County or the Shoals Economic Development Authority?
    A.  Their telephone numbers and websites are as follows: Shoals Area Chamber of Commerce (256) 764-4661 www.shoalschamber.com Colbert County Commission (256) 386-8500 www.colbertcounty.org/ Shoals Economic Development Authority (256) 349-5632 www.seda-shoals.com

    Q.  How can I contact another city department?
    A.  DEPARTMENT TELEPHONE NUMBER Electric Board (256) 386-9290 Fire Department (256) 383-6891 - Emergency Line 386-9230 - Station 1 386-9232 - FAX Line 386-9235 - Station 2 386-9237 - Station 3 386-9238 - Station 3 FAX/Computer Line Library (256) 386-9208 386-9211 - FAX Line North Alabama Gas District (256) 383-3306 DEPARTMENT TELEPHONE NUMBER Park & Recreation (256) 386-9270 - Recreation Center 386-9271 - FAX Line 386-9272 - Maintenance Shop 386-9273 - Steenson Hollow 386-9274 - Dial-A-Play 386-9275 - Swimming Pool 386-9276 - Gattman Park Pressbox 386-9277 - Gattman Park Concession Stand 386-9278 - Gattman Park Girls Field 386-9279 - Recreation Center 386-9285 - Sportsplex 386-9287 - Sportsplex Maintenance Shop 386-9288 - Webster Sports Complex Police Department (256) 383-6746 - Emergency Line 386-9214 - Firing Range 386-9215 314-1443 - FAX Line Public Works (256) 386-9250 386-9251 386-9252 - FAX/Internet Line Senior Citizens Center (256) 386-9280 386-9281 - Outreach Storm Drainage (256) 386-9204 Utilities Board (256) 386-9260