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city of Helena

City Website

Welcome to the city of Helena

The city of Helena is a dual-county municipality located in both Shelby and Jefferson Counties in central Alabama. With over 17,800 residents, the city is nationally recognized as one of the best places to work and raise children in the state. As part of the Birmingham-Hoover metropolitan area, Helena offers the conveniences of a larger city while maintaining its rich history and heritage.

Core Services

Business Licenses

Business licenses are often administered by the Municipality’s Office of the Probate Judge or the Department of Revenue. Access the Municipality business license application or contact information for obtaining a license here.

Departments & Agencies

Small businesses often interact with counties on a departmental level. Access a list of municipality departments that oversee things from building regulations to utilities.


Access a primary municipality news source for the latest municipality information.

Contact Us

Find contact information for various city offices here.

  • 816 Hwy 52E
    Helena, AL 35080
  • (205) 663-2161