How to form an Alabama LLC (Limited Liability Company)

Initial Costs


Filing Time

3 - 7 Days

Ways to File


Organizing an Alabama LLC

Articles of Organization

The first step in forming an LLC in Alabama is to file a Name Reservation Request Form. It is recommended that this be done online for $28. An Alabama limited liability company is formed by filing the signed original and two copies of the Domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) Certificate of Formation with the Office of the Judge of Probate in the county where the LLC’s Alabama registered office is located. Include the certificate of name reservation. The AL Secretary of State filing fee is $200. Send the package with two separate checks to the Probate Judge who will record it in the county and forward it, along with the filed copy to the Secretary of State.

The name of the limited liability company must end with the words “Limited Liability Company” or an abbreviation of the words (L.L.C. or LLC).

Normal processing time in Alabama is six months.

Qualification of a Foreign LLC in Alabama

Foreign Limited Liability Company Application for Registration

To receive authority to do business in Alabama, file two original of the Foreign Limited Liability Company Application for Registration form with the Corporations Division of the Secretary of State. You can mail it or fax it with the $150 filing fee.

Available LLC Formation Services in Alabama

LLC Center Publications recommends Northwest Registered Agent LLC to form your Alabama Limited Liability Company.

Secretary of State Information

Physical Address:

AL Corporations Division
Business Services
RSA Union Building
100 North Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 36103-5616


Telephone: (334) 242-7200
Fax: (334) 240-4993
AL Website:
Alabama LLC Statute: §§ 10A-1-3.05 and 10A-5-2.02 of the Code of Alabama 1975.
Filing Fee for Alabama LLC: Domestic LLC costs $100 plus Judge of Probate fee ($50 minimum), and $150 foreign.