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.

Benefits

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
Form:

Domestic LLC Certificate of Formation

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100 + minimum $50 Office of the Judge of Probate fee + optional $100 expedite fee

Turnaround:

~7-10 business days at the probate's office. Then ~6 months at the secretary of state unless you pay the $100 expedite fee for ~10-14 day turnaround.

Law:

Code of Alabama - Title 10A: Alabama Business and Nonprofit Entities Code - Chapter 5: Limited Liability Companies

Notes:
  • Mail one original and two signed copies to the Office of the Judge of Probate in the county where the corporation’s registered office will be located.
  • Include a $100 state filing fee plus the applicable filing fee in your county (minimum $50, ask your Office of the Judge of Probate).
  • Attach your Name Reservation Certificate.
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