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Business Licenses and Permits
How to form an LLC in Alabama
This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Alabama.
Alabama LLC Costs:
Alabama LLC filing fee: approximately $183 (varies by county)
Alabama LLC annual report fee: $100 minimum
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After your Alabama LLC is approved, you’ll need to comply with federal, state, and local government license and permit requirements.
Your requirements are determined by the industry you are in and where your business is located.
Not complying with license and permit requirements is risky and can result in penalties and fines, or worse, not being allowed to conduct business.
Types of licenses you may need in Alabama
Below are some license and permits examples:
- Department of Revenue State Tax ID number
- Business operation license/business privilege license
- Sales tax license
- Seller/reseller permit
- Building permit
- Health permit
- Signage permit
- Home occupation permit
- Zoning and land use permits
- Withholding taxes (if you have employees)
Industries that are more regulated have more requirements.
Do it yourself in Alabama
Below are some resources for determining your Alabama license and permit requirements yourself:
Alabama Business Licenses
Local County Requirements
You’ll need to contact the county where your LLC is located to obtain the requirements. Contact info for all 67 counties can be found here:
Free Business Counseling with the Alabama Small Business Development Center