Frequently Asked Questions


The City has an eight dollar ($14.00) 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.

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. Call 205-221-8533 for questions or more information.

Check our Open Bid List section on our website for current bid listings, or contact Jessica Cook, the Purchasing Agent at or 205-221-2100. Bid listings are also posted on a bulletin board outside the purchasing office on the 2nd floor of City Hall.

The city conducts auctions to sell all surplus items.  For more information contact Jessica Cook, the city's Purchasing Agent, at or 205-221-2100.

Submit a Vendor Application to:

Jessica Cook, Purchasing Agent
P. O. Box 1589
Jasper, AL 35502
Fax: (205) 221-8522

The City invests available funds with local financial institutions.  All funds in excess of federally insured deposits must comply with Alabama’s SAFE program.

Jasper sales and use tax is 3.5% (0.35) of retail gross sales.

Effective February 1, 2022, general sales and use tax rates inside the city limits of Jasper increased by one-half percent to 3.5% (0.35) of retail gross sales. Automotive sales tax rates increased to seven-eighths of one percent (.875) of gross sales. For a complete listing of rates changes, please visit or call Jasper City Hall at 205-221-2100.

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 The City of Jasper’s jurisdiction number is 9680. The jurisdiction account number will be the same as your State of Alabama account number.

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.

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.