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Looking To Open A Barbershop In Jefferson County?


First, check with the Jefferson County Barber Commission (205 3255393).

The office is temporarily closed, due to the impact of COVID-19. However, we are still able to function and process all of your concerns.

As of 8/12/2020 all business licenses must be presented and will be enforced: (city, county and state)

There have been long wait times this year and countless avoidable fines that have taken place, due to improper, un-inspected and unapproved barbershop openings.


A Restricted Shop Owner must have a Journeyman(Registered Shop Operating Manager) in place and that Journeyman must take "New Shop Owner's Class."

Owners with multiple locations, must also have Journeyman(Registered Shop Operating Manager) per location.

To qualify, Journeyman must have been a Licensed Journeyman for at least one year in Jefferson County. Also, Barbicide Certification must be completed and placed in Files/Link storage of personal profile on website.


  • Scan and email ( the following items:
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (Shop Owners Only) 
  • 1 Letter on "Why you want to open shop"
  •  Copy of Lease 
  •  Inspection Fee     $50
  •  1 x New Shop Fee     $150
  •  New Shop Owner's Class     $250
  •  Copy of Business License, Final Inspection and Shop Owner's License    (TBA)


 Failure to comply with Shop Opening Process could result in penalties and fines.

 Remember, call the Jefferson County Barber Commission first.

Alert: Scabies Outbreak

For more information, click link below:


The Board is asking that everyone be aware and alert, concerning this issue of concern. We will notify the barbering community of any updated policies or practices to come, as it relates to diseases, viruses and any other potentially threatening concerns.

Join us, as we seek protect ourselves and the residents of Jefferson County and surrounding areas.





Contact Us

716 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203 Suite 543
Phone: (205) 325-5393

Hours of Operation

8:00am - 2:00pm