Rainbow City Government


City Hall Main Phone (256) 442-2511

Learn Our History
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State of Alabama
We are a community of beauty, hope, and promise. An important commercial and industrial center, we take pride in our friendly community that openly invites you to share in all we have to offer. 

Visit with Mayor Calhoun - click here

Rainbow City is located in the southern portion of Etowah County.  It is convenient to major state highways and is near Interstate Highway 59.  We remain one of the fastest growing cities in the state, both in industry and residential growth.  With various forms of recreation, such as parks, recreation center, track, and boating, and convenience to major shopping centers, it is no wonder that more people are choosing to relocate in Rainbow City, Alabama.   For more call: (256) 442-2511

City Council Minutes    Click here for Map   Events Calendar     Job Openings

ISO Fire Department Rating 2014 click here

The Rainbow City Fire Department would like to remind you of
National Preparedness Month.
Visit www.nws.noaa.gov for info to help keep your family safe.


1st annual 5k munchkin run to benefit children and their families
in our area affected by childhood cancer.  All proceeds will go directly to "ateam ministries".  Check out their page on facebook to see more about what they do.
The run will be held on September 27 at 8:00 am
in Rainbow City at Vivian Lee Maddox Sports Complex. 
Free childcare offered for ages 3 and up.  Bring your appetite because
you won't go hungry, and we will have entertainment and fun for all ages


Vivian Lee Maddox Walking Trail
& Lumbley Road, starting at RMS Gym.
November 8, 2014, 8:00 AM
Proceeds go to
Rainbow Middle School

click for details and sign up form.




Neely Henry draw-down planned for fall

This fall, Alabama Power is planning to draw down Neely Henry Lake to provide residents with better shoreline construction conditions.  In anticipation of the water-level draw down, Neely Henry Lake residents who have shoreline construction projects are encouraged to begin applying for lakeshore-use permits this summer.  Due to the lack of predictable, sustained water-level drops that provide lakebed access each year, the company expects heavy resident interest in lakeshore-use permits for shoreline construction during the planned reductions.

“We are encouraging residents to approach us early,” said Dennis Trammell, Alabama Power shoreline manager for Neely Henry Lake. “Those who contact us now for lakeshore use permits for dock and shoreline construction will be in better shape to get early approval so they can start lining up a contractor.”

While the exact timing of the drawdown depends on weather conditions, Alabama Power plans to gradually lower the lake level beginning the first week of October. The planned drawdown of about four feet will last for a two-week period and give residents and contractors better lakebed access for permitted construction projects.

This gradual lowering will also allow Alabama Power biologists – in coordination with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – to survey mussel and fish populations in lower Big Canoe Creek.

Residents and contractors considering construction projects along the shoreline can call the Neely Henry Shoreline Management Office in Ragland at 205-472-0481 to apply for a lakeshore use permit before they begin construction.

click for more info



Notice of Public Hearing of the Rainbow City Planning Commission
Click Here for Detail Application Postings


Council 2012-2016

2014 Street Resurfacing Projects

The Mayor and Council are pleased to announce the
2014 Street Resurfacing Project which will begin in June.

          • Briarcliff Point (.25 mile)
          • Friendship Road (1.25 miles)
          • Rainbow Haven (.95 mile)
          • Briarcliff Road (1.5 miles)
          • Lee Estates (1.15 miles)


Rainbow City Farmer's Market

farmersmarketfarmersmarket2Now Through October
Mondays & Wednesdays

Rainbow City Municipal Building
Parking Lot

Council 2012-2016

Private Storm Shelters?
Please register your private storm shelter
in Police Dispatch here at City Hall.


Free Zumba Class
Classes in RBC
Recreation Center!

Every Tuesday
6 PM - 7 PM

 Megan Wilcox
- Instructor -


 Everyone Welcome!


pdca disc golf course

City has 18-hole Disc Golf Course
Rainbow City has an 18-hole disc golf course at the Vivian Lee Maddox Sports Complex.
It is open everyday.  We are registered on www.pdga.com.
Click here to print disc golf score cards.

disc golf championships

Tournament Photos by Lehigh Photo, Lehigh Acres, FL.

Renew Your Tag at Rainbow City Hall

Alabama Tag Office - DMVDeborah Lankford  Tag OfficeEtowah County Revenue Department continues to operate its helpful satellite tag office in Rainbow City Hall. 

Open 8 AM - 4 PM, Monday - Friday.
Closed 12 - 1:15 for lunch.

Save travel time and effort when using your local RBC tag office.  Get your car tags renewed here.  The tag office is located on the 1st floor of City Hall across from the Water Department.   Phone Deborah Lankford at (256) 413-7056.

Community News

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   You may add your events to the calendar with log-in access.

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Rainbow City Weather Port  


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City Librarylibrary0203CITY LIBRARY
The Library offers a variety of services including reference, interlibrary loan, story time, and sponsors an annual summer reading program.

In addition, the Library provides access to Internet-connected computers and the Alabama Virtual Library system.

          dataiconLIBRARY HOURS:
             Monday – Thursday
             9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
             Friday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
             Sunday – Closed,  Contact the Library for holiday hours. 

Parks and Recreation Services improve the quality of life of all our citizens
by providing recreational, cultural, educational, and entertainment activities.

Plan now to sign up for team activities and seasonal events.

Monday thru Friday 3 PM - 8 PM
Saturday 7 AM - 5 PM,  Sunday - Closed
For more information call (256) 442-6768 or



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City  Hall Main Phone Number  (256) 442-2511

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