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  A place to call home. Nestled  
  in the foothills of the Appalachian 
  Mountains, the City of Oneonta   
  welcomes you. Be our guest and  
  see what truly spells Oneonta.  

Named after her sister city in Oneonta, New York, Oneonta presents a growing audience for new businesses, developers and investors alike. True to its beginnings, Oneonta continues to flourish as a hub for local businesses and serves as the county seat.


Minutes from downtown Birmingham, Oneonta sits on the edge of Alabama’s largest city while maintaining its cultural identity as a true southern town. Diverse, focused and ready, Oneonta is the perfect setting for a new place to call home.

What's Happening.

City News & Updates.

Public Notice

As of Thursday, November 12th, the City of Oneonta will return to remote services at City Hall. Due to a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases county wide, it is in the best interest of city employees and public safety to institute limited exposure.


Rest assured, services will continue normally and city employees will be available by phone to assist you with any and all of your needs. Special circumstances for in person contact may be made by appointment.

The lobbies of City Hall, the Oneonta Police Department and City Court will be closed. The Oneonta Public Library will offer curbside pickup only.

Call 205-274-2150 for any assistance you may need.

Accident Reports

Visit the link below to search for your accident report online. If you have trouble locating your report call City Hall at 205-274-2150 option 4. 

Click here for accident reports.

Public Notice

The Mayor and City Council will hold regular scheduled council meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month located at the Oneonta Council Chambers. There will be a work session before every meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. then the council meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. If you want to be put on the agenda, you will need to contact City Hall the Thursday prior to the council meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk at 205-274-2150.

New Searchable Zoning Map

Visit the link below to view a particular zoning for your individual location.

Click Here to view.

City Phone System Update.

We are continuing to update and integrate features with the new phone system at city hall. The menu options have changed to include only one of 4 options before speaking with an individual.

If you dial 205-274-2150, then you have:

Option (1) Court

Option (2) Fire

Option (3) Police

Option (4) All City Business / Operator


Also, traditionally each department had a direct line. This option continues with the following numbers assigned to those departments.

205-274-2150 for Main Menu or

205-813-7181 Ed Lowe (Community Development)

205-813-7182 Revenue

205-813-7183 City Clerk

205-813-7184 City Administrator

205-813-7185 Human Resources

205-813-7186 Public Safety Director

205-813-7187 Police Investigations Ring All

205-813-7188 Police Chief

205-813-7189 Fire Department Ring All

205-813-7190 Fire Chief

205-813-7191 Building Inspections Ring All

205-813-7192 Bookkeeper

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