Alabama Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday this weekend


MONTGOMERY, Ala. – During Alabama’s annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, no state sales or use tax is due on certain items you may purchase to deal with severe weather (Act 2012-256, Rule 810-6-3-.66).  

The sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2023, and ends at midnight, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, allowing Alabama shoppers to stock up tax free on common supplies costing less than $60 that every home and business needs to prepare for a natural disaster or even a general emergency. Generators costing $1,000 or less also can be purchased free of the state’s 4% sales tax during the three-day tax holiday.  

A county or municipality, by resolution or ordinance adopted at least 30 days prior to the last full weekend of February, may provide for the exemption of covered items from county or municipal sales or use taxes during the same time period, under the same terms, conditions and definitions as provided for the state sales tax holiday. 

Participating local municipalities include Cullman, Cullman County, Addison, Arab, Arley, Dodge City, Fairview, Falkville, Garden City, Good Hope and Hanceville.  

2023 Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday  

 COVERED ITEMS – $60 or Less, per ITEM 


•  AAA-cell batteries AA-cell batteries 

C-cell batteries 

D-cell batteries 6-volt batteries 9-volt batteries 

•  Cellular phone battery 

•  Cellular phone charger 

•  Portable self-powered or battery-powered radio, two- way radio, weatherband radio or NOAA  

weather radio 

•  Portable self-powered light source, including battery- powered flashlights, lanterns, or  

emergency glow sticks 

•  Tarpaulin 

•  Plastic sheeting 

•  Plastic drop cloths 

•  Other flexible, waterproof sheeting 

•  Ground anchor system, such as bungee cords or rope, or tie-down kit 

•  Duct tape 

•  Plywood, window film or other materials specifically designed to protect window  


•  Non-electric food storage cooler or water storage container 

•  Non-electric can opener 

•  Artificial ice 

•  Blue ice 

•  Ice packs 

•  Reusable ice 

•  Self-contained first aid kit 

•  Fire extinguisher 

•  Smoke detector 

•  Carbon monoxide detector 

•  Gas or diesel fuel tank or container 

•  Coin batteries 

•  Automobile and boat batteries 


 A single purchase with a sales price of $1,000 or Less 


Any portable generator and power cords – used to provide light or communications or preserve food in the event of a power outage.