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The steps to obtaining a business license can be found in the License and Revenue section.
Yes, the Clubhouse Grill serves a variety of beer. See the Clubhouse Grill Menu for additional details.
You can search for registered sex offenders in the registered sex offender database.
Requests for information may be filed with the City Clerk’s Office. Requests for public records maintained by other departments as designated agents of the city clerk will be forwarded to the proper department. Copies of public records are available at a charge of $2.50 (search fee), plus $0.50 per page. Find the form under the Public Record Request section.
Persons wishing to address City Council must fill out a Request to Address Council Form. This form can be downloaded from our website or may be picked up from the City Clerk’s Office. The form must be submitted before 12 p.m. the Wednesday preceding the council meeting.
No, fireworks are not legal within the city limits. Please reference Ordinance No. 2014-16, which states it is unlawful to possess or display fireworks within the city’s police jurisdiction. Sparklers, however, are legal to obtain and enjoy safely!
Burn permits are free and are valid for one year. Review the Burn Permit section for additional information regarding burn permits.
Under Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) regulations, open burning is not allowed between May 1 and October 31 each year.
Burning without a permit is considered a Class C Misdemeanor, punishable by an up-to-$500 fine.
Most fires require a permit in Phenix City. Please reference the Burn Permit section of the website for further clarification. Note: Fires greater than one-acre in size will need to contact the Alabama Forestry Commission to obtain a permit.
Yes, burn permits are required for residents that live within the Phenix City fire jurisdiction. An onsite visit is required prior to each burn to check what is being burned. Learn more about Burn Permits in Phenix City.
No, the Fire Department does not fill personal or commercial pools.
The best type of fire extinguisher to purchase for your home would be an ABC-rated extinguisher. Fire extinguishers with this rating are effective against fires involving trash, wood, paper, liquids (cooking oil, gasoline, paint), and electrical equipment. Note: Fire extinguishers need to be serviced once a year to ensure it will operate when needed.
It’s highly recommend that you purchase a serviceable-type, 5lb ABC fire extinguisher from a certifiable fire extinguisher company. There are two in our area:
Columbus Fire & Safety Equipment Co.
3101 2nd Ave.
P.O. Box 791
Columbus, GA 31902
Fuller Fire & Safety
2002 2nd Ave.
Columbus, GA 31901
Serviceable-type fire extinguishers are the most reliable since they are guaranteed to work, when maintained properly. They are also refillable, should you ever need to use your fire extinguisher.
A firefighter’s gear can weigh up-to 75 pounds. The basic gear includes a helmet, hood, pants, coat, gloves, and oxygen tank. Depending on what the situation dictates, more equipment may be necessary.