Revised Public Health Order brings additional closures to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach


Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health released an updated public health order March 27, causing the additional closure of businesses and city facilities.

Gulf Shores:

Effective Saturday, March 28, the following City facilities will be closed to the public: Gulf Shores Sportsplex, Gulf Shores Dog Park, Kids Park, Skate Park, all outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, playgrounds, all picnic pavilions, outdoor fitness equipment, public restrooms, drinking fountains, benches and picnic tables.

The following city facilities will remain closed to public access until Friday, April 17: Activity Center, City Store, Cultural Center, David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center, Erie H. Meyer Civic Center, George C. Meyer Tennis Center, Gulf Shores Museum and The Thomas B. Norton Library.

All City offices will continue to be open for business but are restricting public access until Monday, April 20. Any person or business needing to apply for a Business License, Building Permit, submit plans for Planning and Zoning review, or conduct other city business should do so online by visiting

All Gulf Shores Municipal Court hearings scheduled between March 13 and April 16 will continue to be rescheduled on a case by case basis for future dates. All cases that only require payment can pay online at, call 251-237-8711 to make payment by phone.

Orange Beach:

The following City facilities will be closed to the public: Orange Beach Senior Center, The Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach, The Aquatics Center, Orange Beach Indian and Sea Museum, The Orange Beach Public Library.

The Recreation Center is closed to the public as of March 28. The Expect Excellence child care will continue, Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. By mandate of Gov. Ivey, child care will be for children of essential service workers only.

The Municipal Court will remain operating but will not hold open court until further notice. If you have a case set between March 24, to April 2, please call the court for further information at 251-981-2444.

The Al Bradley Financial Center’s lobby is closed to the public but the drive-thru is open. For your safety and to minimize personal contact with the public, the city is asking all customers to please use the drive-thru at the back of the building until further notice. You may also call the following numbers for additional assistance: Business Licenses/Taxes at 251-980-2159 or 251-981-6781; Sewer/Garbage at 251-981-6096.

o Notice from Finance Department: There are no plans to close the Foley Beach Express, and hurricane decals will not be ready until May.

o Municipal Sales and Lodgings Tax Filing Update