Park & Rec – Christmas Events 2016

Christmas Cards by You! – Create your very own Christmas cards with the help of instructor Laura Symonds. You will design two cards of five different holiday designs to take home. The fee, including all supplies, is only $25. Please register and pay at the civic center no later than November 28. The class will be December 3 at 10AM.

Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration – Join Life Church and the downtown merchants for the lighting of the Downtown Christmas Tree at 7:30PM on Sunday, December 4. The downtown merchants will also be open from 1-5PM. The tree will be located in the parking lot of Life Church. There will be entertainment, Christmas Caroling and more!

Painting Party – Express your creative side on December 6 by styling a festive door hanger! You may select from an ornament, a whimsical Grinch design or a stack of presents. The fee is only $15 per project and includes all supplies. This event will be December 6 at 6PM. Please pay and register no later than December 1.

Hartselle Kiwanis Christmas Parade -The annual Christmas Parade will be held December 8 at 7PM in downtown Hartselle! This event is sponsored by the Hartselle Kiwanis. For more information, please visit their website at

Crafty Christmas Kids – Boys and Girls ages 7 and older, this class is for you! You will be designing Christmas cards of your own! What better gift to give than something that you’ve made yourself? The fee, including all supplies is only $25! This class will be December 10 at 10AM. You must pay and register at the civic center no later than December 5.

Letters to Santa – This is the perfect opportunity to get your letter to Santa! We a have a direct connection with the big guy! We will forward your letter to Santa and he will personally respond. (Please enclose a stamp with your letter.) All letters are due by December 14 to allow Santa time to answer. Teachers, if you plan to do this as a class project, please have the letters to the civic center by December 5.

Pool Pass Sale – We are having a one day pool pass sale on December 13 from 8AM-8PM. If you’d like to give the gift of fun this year, here’s your chance! We are offering passes for the Hartselle Aquatic Center at a discounted rate of $70 for one and $35 for each additional in the household. We will have gift certificates available. Please note that the aquatic center hours will change this year. Hours will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10AM-6PM, Tuesday and Thursday from 10AM-8PM and Sunday from 1-6PM.

Santa-Grams -Parents, would you like to schedule a personal visit from Santa for your kids? We can help! Stop by the civic center and schedule a time. Santa will stop by your house and talk with your children. The fee is $25 for the first child in the household and $5 for each additional. Please pay and register at the civic center no later than December 9th.

Supper with Santa – We have a festive evening planned with Santa on December 16 from 6-8PM. The event is open to boys and girls ages 5-10 years old. The fee is $20 per child and includes supper, games, crafts and more! Please pay and register at the civic center no later than December 12.

Mrs Claus’ Candy Kitchen –Santa’s helpers, ages 10-14 are encouraged to attend this hands-on candy making class on December 20 from 10AM-noon. The fee, including supplies is only $10. Everyone will bring home samples and directions for making the candies at home. Please pay and register no later than December 15

Veterans Parade – 6th Annual

The 6th Annual Veterans parade will be on Saturday, Nov. 12th. The exhibits on Railroad Street will begin at 9:00 AM, a program at 10:00, and the Parade begins at 11:00. The speaker this year will be Maj. Gen. Allen Harrell from the ANG in Montgomery. The program will be in front of the Depot on Railroad Street. There is an entry form posted below on this page. It is free to enter and there will be free hot dogs and drinks for all veterans provided by the Morgan County Cattlemen.

To participate, if you would bring your group to the Hartselle Junior High School on Sparkman Street (old HHS to us old folks), and someone will line you up. Bring your entry forms if you haven’t dropped it off at City Hall before the event. The Parade takes the usual Christmas Parade route and ends up at the Tractor Supply parking lot. Join us in welcoming our hometown heroes back home!

Christmas Parade – Hartselle Kiwanis Club

The Annual Hartselle Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade is held on the 2nd Thursday night in December (Dec 8th, 2016) starting at 7:00 pm. The parade route starts at the football stadium and goes down Railroad Street to Main Street in Downtown Hartselle. You can download an entry application and make an online payment for the entry fee from the website below.

2016 Theme: “Christmas Miracles”

Click here for more details and an application for the parade.

Absentee Ballots – Wet/Dry Vote

Absentee ballots for the upcoming Municipal Option Election for the Wet/Dry vote to be held on November 8th will be available on Monday, October 10th.

You may fill out an absentee application and vote at City Hall. If you have any questions, please call City Clerk Rita Lee at 256-751-4926.

(Absentee Ballots are for the wet/dry vote only, to vote absentee in the General (Presidential) Election you must contact Chris Priest, Circuit Clerk, 256-351-4849 at the Morgan County Courthouse.)

Commercial Building Permit – Fee Notice

Effective Immediately

On June 3, 2015 Governor Bentley signed Act 2015-308 creating a Construction Industry Craft Training program to be administered by the Alabama Craft Training Board for the purpose of funding training programs for the development of a quality workforce to support the construction industry in the State of Alabama.

What this means is ALL COMMERCIAL permits will be charged $1.00 per $1,000.00 of the job cost that is submitted with your application. Example: If your job cost is $10,000.00 a fee of $10.00 will be added making your total building permit cost $75.00.

The money collected will go to the State of Alabama to support the above training programs. The City of Hartselle receives none of the proceeds.
If you have any questions contact Katherine Lynn, Assistant Finance Director or Frank Barnes, Director, Construction Management at 1-334-242-4082.

Sorry for any inconvenience, but all municipalities are required to collect this fee for the State.

Hartselle Department of Development