A Profile of Guntersville

A Look at Alabama's Lake City

Guntersville is located in northeast Alabama at the southernmost point of the Tennessee River, situated 150 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia; 150 south of Nashville, Tennessee; 70 miles northeast of Birmingham; and 30 miles south of Huntsville.  Highway 431 is the major artery through Guntersville.  State highways 69, 79, and 205 also pass through Guntersville.  Interstate 59 is 26 miles south and Interstate 65 is 40 miles west.

 

Guntersville was chosen by Relocate America as one of the “100 Best Places to Live in America”.  Guntersville has also been featured in Southern Living, Sports Illustrated, Reader’s Digest, Where to Retire, and Field & Stream magazines.

The City of Guntersville is governed by a part-time Mayor and seven council members elected by district.  The Mayor’s office is located in the Guntersville Municipal Building at 341 Gunter Avenue.

City of Guntersville         www.guntersvilleal.org              256-571-7560

Mayor Leigh Dollar

  • Milla Sachs, Assistant to the Mayor, 256-571-7565
  • Betty Jones, City Clerk, 256-571-7560
  • Jimmy Hanson, Building Inspector, 256-571-7564

City Council Members

Dink Myers, John Myers, Carson Ray, Rich Russell, Sanchez Watkins, Randy Whitaker, & Larry Wilson

Utilities & Services

Taxes

  • Sales Tax – 9%
  • Personal Income Tax – None
  • Corporate Income Tax – 5%
  • Property Taxes – Multiply the appraised value of the property by the proper classification to determine the assessed value.Taxes are based on assessed value, less exemption, times a millage rate. A mill is one-tenth of one cent (.001).  For more information about property taxes, the Marshall County Revenue Commissioner at 256-571-7743.
    • Class I – Utility – 30%
    • Class II – All other property – 20%
    • Class III – Farm property and owner occupied residence property – 10%
    • Class IV – Motor Vehicles – 15%

 

Quick Facts

  • Population – 8,343
  • Climate
    • Average Temperatures & Precipitation
      • January – High 51, Low 32, & 4.95 inches
      • April – High 72, Low 49, & 4.45 inches
      • July – High 90, Low 71, & 4.34 inches
      • October – High 74, Low 52, & 3.32 inches

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