Q. What is the City of Jasper’s investment policy for municipal funds?
A. The City invests available funds with local financial institutions. All funds in excess of federally insured deposits must comply with Alabama’s SAFE program.
Q. What is the City of Jasper’s total budgeted revenue for 2011?
Q. What is Jasper’s sales tax rate?
A. Jasper sales and use tax is three (.03) cents.
Q. How do I pay my sales tax?
A. Sales, use, lodging, and rental tax are paid directly to the State of Alabama. The City has partnered with the Alabama Department of Revenue in obtaining the Department’s E-Filing Services for their taxpayers. You can file your return at http://www.revenue.alabama.gov/salestax/online/NSAsetup.htm. The City of Jasper’s jurisdiction number is 9680. The jurisdiction account number will be same as your State of Alabama account number.
Q. What is sales tax?
A. Sales tax is defined as a privilege or license tax on persons engaged in the business of selling at retail any tangible personal property within the city or in the business of conducting places of amusement or entertainment within the City, generally measured by the gross sales or receipts of such businesses and an excise tax on the storage, use or other consumption of tangible personal property within the City, generally measured by the sale price of such property.
Q. When is a City of Jasper business license required?
A. Any time any commercial or industrial activity or any enterprise, trade, profession, occupation, or livelihood, including the lease of residential or nonresidential real estate, whether or not carried on for gain or profit, and whether or not engaged as a principal or independent contractor, which is engaged in, or caused to be engaged in, within the City limits of Jasper.
Q. What are the steps in getting a business license?
A. We welcome you to visit us at City Hall to purchase the license from our license department located on the first floor or telephone the City license department at 205-221-8533 to receive an application in the mail. There is a business license application available on this web site. Complete this form and return to our revenue department. The business license clerk will contact you if necessary.
Q. What is Jasper’s garbage rate?
A. The City has an eight dollar ($8.00) per month garbage rate for residents. It is billed quarterly at the first of the month in January, April, July and October. This includes trash pickup. Trash is picked up twice monthly on the first and third week of the month. Please contact the garbage office for business rates.
Q. How do I get garbage service?
A. Garbage service is mandatory for all Jasper residents and businesses. To receive garbage service you will need to apply for service at our garbage office located at Jasper City Hall. Once you have paid a $50.00 refundable deposit, and your account has been established you will receive your garbage can.
Q. How do I find out about bidding opportunities?
A. Click web site for current bid listing; or Call purchasing office (205) 221-2100 ext. 31, or Posted on bulletin board outside purchasing office on 2nd floor of City Hall
Q. How can I bid on City surplus items?
A. The City conducts auctions to sell all surplus items. For more information contact the purchasing office (205) 221-2100 ext. 31.
Q. How do I register for bid notification?
A. Submit Vender Application Form to:
Derleda Abrom, Purchasing Agent
P. O. Box 1589
Jasper, AL 35502
Fax: (205) 221-8522