Rainbow City Government


City Hall Main Phone (256) 442-2511

Learn Our History
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United States
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. 

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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

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Memorial Day Schedule

Rainbow City Municipal Building will be closed Monday, May 30, 2016
in observance of Memorial Day.  Garbage service will be on schedule.


2016 Beautification Awards

The Rainbow City Beautification Board is accepting nominations for the
2016 Beautification Awards.  Please contact Kenneth Payne at 256-390-8618
to submit your nominee.  Nominations will be accepted through June 12, 2016.


New Multi-Purpose Fire Engine

Rainbow City Fire Department has received a new fire engine built for their special needs. Firefighters in Rainbow City are proud to have the new fire engine that allows them to carry an array of equipment, all on one truck, as opposed to being kept on different trucks and trailers. The recently delivered Pierce Dash CF PUC is designed to give the driver increased visibility along with a much safer layout all the way   around.

Firefighters do not just respond to fires they also respond to wrecks, emergency medical calls, water rescue, rope rescue, hazardous material calls and whatever else comes their way.  Unfortunately, when we receive the call it doesn't always paint a clear picture of what equipment we are going to need. There have been numerous incidents where we arrive on scene and don't have the equipment to mitigate the situation; so we have to call for another Engine to respond to bring a service truck or technical rescue trailer. This truck will now give us the ability to have the equipment we need 99% of the time.

Industrial Park Expansion 2016
Lumley Road Industrial Park

  • 209 acres purchased by Rainbow City on November 26, 2007
  • Zoned M-1 (Manufacturing District)
  • Can size lots according to need
  • All Utilities available (water, sewer, 3-phase power)
  • Covenants are recorded at the Court House
  • Contact Wiley McLain, Building Official, for more information 256-413-1201

click map for more detail

2016 Spring/Summer Paving Project
The Mayor and Council are pleased to announce the 2016 Spring/Summer Paving Project.  The streets are:  Waddell Circle, May Street, Susan Drive, 6th Street, Roberts Avenue, Wilson Avenue, Westminster Drive, Oxford Place, Wellington Place, Warwick Court, Stratford Court, Berkshire Court, English Pass, Old Watermill Road, Carousel Corners, Covered Bridge Drive, Red Barn Road, Cumberland Lane, Windsor Lane, from 403 Lakewood Drive to Township Road, from Bay Point to cul-de-sac and all of Bay Point from Guy Lee Lake to cul-de-sac, from Steele Station Road to Crossum Road, and Joham Road.

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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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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