Frequently asked questions from City of Florence

When does my business license expire?

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All City of Florence Privilege Licenses, as required by the current license ordinance, expire on December 31 of each year and are due and payable on January 1, of the following year. All licenses not paid before February 1 (March 1 for insurance companies) of the current license year shall become delinquent, and a penalty, as set forth in the current license ordinance, shall be added thereto. 

What happens if I don't pay my utility bill on time?

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If your Florence City utility bill becomes delinquent, the following will be in effect:

  • Anywhere between 4 to 9 days, a final notice will be mailed to you. A $2.00 fee will be added to your account when final notice is mailed.
  • Seven to nine days after the final notice is mailed, utility service is subject to disconnection.
  • If the bill remains unpaid, one of our Collectors will come to your service address and you may make payment then by cash or money order. If payment is not made, service will be disconnected. A turnoff notice will be given to you or left on the premises. 

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?

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You can find a detailed map with the spread of the cases here:

What should I do if I am sick?

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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

You can read more about what the CDC recommends here:

Where can I access the count of COVID-19 cases by County in Alabama State?

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You can access the latest # cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Alabama on the State Public Health portal here. The site is updating case counts twice a day. Cases confirmed after 4 p.m. will be added the next day.

How soon after I am unemployed can I file for benefits in Alabama?

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You should file your unemployment benefits immediately. Your claim will be effective the Sunday proceeding the day that you file for benefits and is in effect for 365 days from that Sunday.

How much can I receive each week as unemployment benefits in Alabama?

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Unemployment Benefits per week in Alabama range from a minimum of $45 to a maximum of $275 (effective January 1, 2020) calculated using your base period earnings. On the day after you file your claim, a form is mailed to you (monetary determination) that lists all of your base period wages by employer and the total and weekly amount to which you may be entitled.

Who can register to vote in Alabama?

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To submit an application to register to vote, you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States.
  • live in the State of Alabama.
  • be at least 18 years of age on or before election day.
  • not be barred from voting by reason of a disqualifying felony conviction.
  • not have been judged "mentally incompetent" in a court of law.