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city of Fort Payne

City Website

Welcome to the city of Fort Payne

The City of Fort Payne is located in DeKalb County in northeast Alabama between Sand Mountain and Lookout Mountain. With an average temperature of 70 degrees, Fort Payne is the “Coolest Place in Alabama” and offers a variety of year-round outdoor activities – including the Little River Canyon National Preserve. The city is home to over 14,000 residents and was named one of the “100 Best Small Towns in America.”

Core Services

Business Licenses

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Chamber of Commerce

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Contact Us

Access an electronic form for requesting information about the City of Fort Payne here.

  • 100 Alabama Avenue NW
    Fort Payne, AL 35967
  • (256) 845-1524