How To Start A Business in Alabama?

Alabama Secretary of State

Voice: 334-242-5324

Physical Address
770 Washington Avenue, Suite 580
Montgomery, AL 36104

Mailing Address
PO Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 36103-5616
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Alabama Secretary of State office is responsible for registering corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), and partnerships.

If you’re starting a business in Alabama that’ll be classified as anything beyond a sole proprietorship, you’ll need to ensure that you go through the proper channels with your state’s regulations and tax filing requirements.

How to Start a Business including LLC’s, Corporations, & Partnerships

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CHOOSE YOUR ENTITY TYPE:
Corporation
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Partnership (LP, LLP, LLLP)

Choose Your Entity Name:

Perform a Alabama Secretary of State Business Search to make sure that your business name is available.

Complete The Proper Paperwork:

File Your Paperwork & filing fees with the Alabama Secretary of State:

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By mail, in person or online.

In 1850, legislation authorized the Alabama Secretary of State to file and certify articles of incorporation for road construction companies and the Corporations Division was born. In the years that followed, steamship, railroad, banks, and insurance companies were required to file articles or charters of incorporation with the Secretary of State. In time, the Office of the Secretary of State became the depository for various entity records and the need for a Business Entity section was evident. Today, the Business Entity Division, staffed by 12 employees, receives some 500 requests each day for information regarding its 250,000 filings.

The Business Entity Division operates as a depository for records of domestic entities and foreign entities that have qualified to transact business in Alabama. The types of entities we serve include For-Profit Corporations, Non-Profit Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Partnerships, Registered Limited Liability Partnerships, and Limited Liability Limited Partnerships.
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When we can assist you, drop by our office or give our Business Entities Division a call at 334-242-5324 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (central standard time). The Secretary of State Business Entities Division is located at 770 Washington Avenue in Suite 580. We are here to serve.

Secretary of State