Alabama Articles of Organization

Articles of organization form your Alabama LLC.

Preparing and filing your articles of organization is the first step in starting your limited liability company (LLC). Approval of this document secures your business name and creates the legal entity of the LLC. Only after this approval can you obtain a Federal Tax ID (EIN), open a bank account, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.


Incorporating provides many important benefits:

  • Limits the liability of the members (owners) and managers
  • Fulfills statutory requirements to register your business name
  • Adds credibility

Fast Facts

Agency:Alabama Secretary of State - Business Services Division

Domestic LLC Certificate of Formation

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:



AL Code § 10A-5A-1.01 et seq.

  • Attach your Name Reservation Certificate.
  • 2 copies of the Certificate of Formation must be mailed to the Secretary of State
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