The City of Orange Beach is a Class 8 Alabama municipal corporation, incorporated on August 1, 1984. Legislative authorities are vested in the City Council, which is comprised of six members, including the Mayor. The City Council is responsible, among other things, for passing ordinances and resolutions, making public policy decisions, adopting the budget, appointing boards, commissions and committees, approving contracts, authorizing real estate transactions, awarding bids, selling property, and hiring the City's department heads and City Attorney. Members of the City Council serve four-year terms. The position of Mayor is an elected position.
The City of Orange Beach is a coastal destination, resort community located in Baldwin County, Alabama on the Gulf of Mexico. According to the 2020 U.S Census, the City of Orange Beach had a population of 8,095. Due the peak summer season, the population in our resort town can typically be in excess of 100,000. Bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the south, State of Florida to the east, the City is the last foothold for the State of Alabama as it works to manage and protect Alabama's beaches.
The City of Orange Beach provides its residents and visitors with public safety services such as police and fire protection; construction and maintenance of City streets and infrastructure; wastewater treatment and disposal, planning/zoning/construction permitting and inspections, economic development, recreational and cultural activities and coordination of special events.
Orange Beach History Video
Stories and Memories by citizens that founded Orange Beach