State Requirements

The State of Alabama requires all businesses operating within the state to follow certain guidelines and procedures. Find out more about what is required for your business below:

Local Requirements

Depending on the location of your business, you may be required to obtain further licensing, permits, etc. You will find information on these requirements from the locality or county landing page or from our directories:

Tips for Meeting Requirements

Starting a new business can be overwhelming! Our business checklist and other tips are here to make your process more streamlined and stress free. The following information is here to assist you in charting the best path for your business.

Closing a Business

Making the decision to close a business is never easy. It is a delicate, multi-step process. The following links can help guide you in the right direction.



State Agencies & Departments

Access information about business compliance, online services, and small business resources available through state departments, commissions and boards.

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State Agencies & Departments

Access information and resources from state agencies and departments specifically curated for small businesses. Search Directory

County Directory

Connect with Alabama counties and local resource contact information through our interactive map. Search Directory

Municipality Directory

Learn about localities in Alabama and connect with government offices through searchable directory. Search Directory


State Agency Forms

Access information and resources from state agencies and departments specifically curated for small businesses. Learn more

B.E.S.T. Seminars

Connect with Alabama counties and local resource contact information through our interactive map. Learn more

Basics

Learn about localities in Alabama and connect with government offices through searchable directory. Learn more

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