While still one of the more economically challenged states in the nation, Alabama has a number of important cities and economic centers. Alabama has a moderate number of business licenses and permits regulating a number of industries. However, Alabama's cities and counties also play a significant role in state business license and permit issuance.
In Alabama, bakeries are typically regulated by county and city environmental health authorities. However, the licenses and permits required vary widely. In some places, licenses specific to bakeries apply, while in others bakeries are treated like other retail food establishments. However, in all cases, bakeries and other food sellers must have one or even several food safety licenses.