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City Services


City Clerk

The Office of City Clerk serves as the technical administrative liaison for all official action between the City Council and the Mayor, as provided by State law and City code.

The City Clerk also maintains certain City records and documents, including official minutes, resolutions and ordinances of all Council meetings. Also, files are maintained covering City contracts, agreements, property deeds, city boards and agency appointments, and other City records as required by State Law or City regulations.

Planning & Zoning

The Planning Department staff is responsible for the administration of the City’s Land Use Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and Subdivision Regulations. The Department reviews any new development plans or any proposed change in use throughout the City of Smiths Station.

Storm Water

Smiths Station is an MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) as designated by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act.  “Separate storm sewer system” includes ditches, curbs, gutters, storm sewers, and similar means of collecting or conveying runoff that does not connect with a wastewater collection system or treatment plant.  As stormwater flows with gravity, it picks up pollutants along the way which end up in our creeks and streams.  These local waterways flow directly into our state waterways.  Follow the links below to see the city’s latest annual reports as required by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. 

City of Smiths Station Storm Water Management Program Plan – Amended May 2020

Storm Water Resources


An illicit discharge is anything which causes or contributes to pollution. Pollutants may include, but are not limited to:

  • Hazardous substances and wastes
  • Nonhazardous liquid and solid wastes
  • Noxious or offensive matter of any kind
  • Oil and other automotive fluids
  • Paints
  • Pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers
  • Refuse, rubbish, garbage, litter and floatables
  • Sewage and animal wastes
  • Varnishes and solvents
  • Wastes and residues that result from constructing a building or structure
  • Yard wastes

There are several steps you can take to reduce discharges:

  • Take used oil to a recycle center or a fast Oil-Change business
  • Wash your car on the grass
  • Revegetate bare or eroding areas
  • Return old paint to the store where you purchased it
  • Secure your paper trash when placed on the street
  • Take all old chemicals to the Opelika Recycle Center
  • Do not pour fats, oils, and grease into your sink or sewer
  • Do not over fertilize your lawn
  • Pump your septic tank every 4 years
  • Report any hazardous spills immediately

To report an illicit discharge, call 334-297-8771, ext. 5 or email You will remain anonymous.

Solid Waste

Normal pick up days are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Fran Remmington Environmental Clerk

NOTE – Solid Waste pick-up is only available to residents within the City limits.

If your property adjoins a property that is located inside the City and you would like to receive garbage pickup, contact the planning and zoning division at 334-297-8771, ext 6 regarding annexation procedures.  There is no charge to annex into the City.

Business License

Any company or person conducting business in Smiths Station is required to obtain a City of Smiths Station business license prior to commencing any business activity. City business licenses expire on December 31st of each year and a business license must be renewed for each year that the business is in operation.  Please follow the link at the top of the home page to apply for a business license.

Parks and Recreation

Smiths Station Sports Complex – 3160 Lee Road 242, Smiths Station, AL

Youth Sports Leagues:

Boys Baseball: 
Smiths Station Youth Baseball

T-Ball & Girls Softball: 
Smiths Station Girls Softball

Smiths Station Youth Football

Smiths Station Youth Soccer