Rainbow City Government


City Hall Main Phone (256) 442-2511

Learn Our History
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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. 

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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

Due to inclement weather, Rainbow City Court scheduled for today (March 4)
has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 19th.


Chocolate Festival 2015

April 11th - 10 AM til 8 PM
Rainbow Plaza Shopping Center
3225 Rainbow Drive
Rainbow City, Alabama

Chocolate Taste Off - Contest Rules & Entry Form



Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Press Conference for the Alabama Chocolate Festival has be rescheduled for Friday, March 6, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Rainbow City Municipal Building / Council Chambers!  Everyone is invited to attend.

Clues for the Treasure Chest will begin Thursday, March 19th and will be available on this website and listen on WQSB/MIX102.9/Power 107.5!!  A clue will be released every Thursday morning! The treasure “certificate” will be hidden somewhere in Rainbow City and may or may not be available 24/7! 

You are asked to abide by these rules: 

  • (1) Participants are looking for a “certificate” not a treasure chest.  When the certificate is found the winner is asked to call The Chamber and let them know it has been found and bring the certificate to their office for verification.
  • (2) The certificate is not buried, hidden in a tree, or anywhere that climbing is necessary.
  • (3) It will be hidden in the city limits of Rainbow City and we urge our participants to the courteous to each other and to the owner/managers of property that might contain the certificate.

Vendor Application

2015 Chocolate Festival Sales Tax Form


Publix Grocery Store Groundbreaking Held

Groundbreaking ceremony was held on November 10th for the Shoppes at Rainbow Landing development at the intersection of US Highway 411 & Alabama Highway 77.

The 45,600-square-foot Publix grocery store is expected to open by October. Joe Yeazitzis, Publix district manager, said the store will employ about 140 associates.  more.

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 through Friday

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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