Applying for or renewing a business license in the City of Dora? Visit the forms page to print a copy of the business license application. Click here to view the City’s business license ordinance.

“The City of Dora is a historic city with big plans. Nestled between Highway 78 and Interstate 22 just across the Jefferson County line in the eastern edge of Walker County, Dora is a 30 – 35 minute commute to downtown Birmingham and excellently positioned to drive to other surrounding larger cities as well. The great location makes Dora attractive to industry, retail, and families looking to move out the larger cities, but remain close to the hub of larger urban areas. According to the 2020 census, Dora’s population grew 13.4% since 2010, making Dora a city on the move. Come grow with us.”

Mayor Randy Stephens



The Latest

  • By Rachel DavisThe Community Journal Dora Police executed a search warrant in the block of Commerce Avenue, on Monday. They arrested Robert Jason Allen, 43, of […]
  • By Rachel DavisThe Community Journal City of Dora employees, firefighters, police officers, volunteers and local business owners worked together Thursday night to save the life of […]
  • Regular Session Minutes of the Council of the City of Dora, Alabama July 28, 2022 The Council of the City of Dora, Alabama met in the […]
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Mission Statement

TO IMPROVE THE PHYSICAL, SOCIAL, AND ECONOMIC STATUS OF THE CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF DORA BY INVOLVING THE PUBLIC IN THE GOVERNMENTAL PROCESS, BY PROVIDING ACCURATE INFORMATION AND SERVICES IN A PROFESSIONAL, TIMELY MANNER AND BY MAKING INFORMED DECISIONS THAT WILL IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL OUR CITIZENS.

About Dora

Founded – 1886

Population – 2,024 (2010 census)