Prison A Possible Penalty If You’re Lacking A License in Alabama

Alabama county doesn't rule out jail time or fines as penalty for operating without a business license.

"If someone has not purchased a business license, they can be fined for the amount of that license, but also they could be subject to six months in jail," said Dollar, who noted that those measures, taken in conjunction with the district attorney's office, are a last resort.

"We don't want to go to that extreme unless we've exhausted all of our resources to try to collect that," he said.

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