If you are operating a business within Owens Cross Roads town limits, you must have a business license. This includes, but is not limited to, cottage industry business, store-front business, internet business, and business deliveries. Businesses not physically located within the town limits, but which provide service (example: home maintenance and repairs, cleaning services, carpentry, painting, lawn care, etc.) within the town limits are also required to purchase a business license.
Business Licenses may be purchased at OCR Town Hall Monday through Friday 8:00am until 5:00pm or by calling Town Hall and requesting to have an application mailed/emailed to you. You will be asked to complete a form which requires the following information: Name of business; physical and/or mailing address of business; FEIN and/or State tax ID number; and contact information.
The base rate for the period beginning January 1 through December 31 each calendar year is $100 plus a $12 issuance fee. New business licenses purchased after between July 1 and December 31 are assessed at $50 plus a $12 issuance fee. Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit/debit card.
New sewer accounts require a security deposit of $100 to be paid at the time of move-in, ideally the same day you set up your account with Owens Cross Roads Water Authority. This deposit will remain on your account until such time as you are no longer a customer of OCR Sewer Department.
Current sewer bills are a flat fee of $40 per month and are due by the 20th of each month, covering usage for the preceding month. For example, when you are billed sewer usage for January 1 thru 31 that bill is mailed on January 31 with payment due by February 20th. A late fee of $3 is added to payments made after the 20th.
Sewer bills can be paid either by cash, check or card. Options for delivery of payment include inside Town Hall at the Clerk’s window, in the drop box on the South end of the building, by phone with a credit or debit card, or on-line with a credit or debit card at owenscrossroads.govtportal.com then choose the SEWER tab. When paying on-line, please list your account number or street address on the description line in order to insure proper credit to your account. Please note that when paying by credit or debit card, the processing company will add a 3.5% fee to the amount you are being charged. This fee is not credited to your sewer account, nor does the Town of Owens Cross Roads profit from this fee.
Just call Town Hall and let us know the date you plan to move out and we will close the account. Any outstanding balance at that time will be deducted from the security deposit and the remainder will be refunded to you.
Water Service is provided to residents of Owens Cross Roads through the Owens Cross Roads Water Authority which is separate from Town Hall. Their number is 256-725-4203.
Fines and fees may be paid in person to the Municipal Court Clerk at Town Hall Monday through Friday, 8:00am until 5:00pm, or on-line at https://owenscrossroads.govtportal.com/ then choose the Municipal Court Tab. Be sure to list your ticket or citation number to insure proper credit.