State Agencies & Departments

The following state agencies provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources required to start a business and to maintain compliance with licensing, taxes and other regulations. Working with many of these agencies is mandatory regardless of the type of business, but others are specific to various industries. See below to determine the needs for your individual business.

For All Businesses


Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs Seal

ADECA
Economic & Community Affairs

Administers state and federal programs benefiting local governments, schools, businesses, children, elderly, victims of crimes and abuse, and the disadvantaged and poor.

Alabama Department of Commerce Seal

Dept. of Commerce
Office of Small Business Advocacy

The OSBA mission is to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interest of small business concerns in order to preserve free competitive enterprise and maintain a healthy state economy.

Alabama Department of Labor Seal

Dept. of Labor
eGov Business Portal

Administers state unemployment and workers’ compensation, job match services, provides labor market information, enforces child labor laws, and inspects elevators, boilers, and mines. ….. ….. ….. ….. ….. .

Alabama Department of Revenue Seal

Dept. of Revenue
ONE SPOT Tax Portal

The mission of DOR is to efficiently and effectively administer the revenue laws in an equitable, courteous, and professional manner to fund governmental services for the citizens of Alabama.….. ….. ….. …..


Secretary of State
Secretary of State

Administers the registering of new businesses, trademarks, trade names, or service marks, the filing of commercial liens, and the authentication of documents.

Securities Commission
Alabama Securities Commission

Regulates the securities industry protects investors against fraud, enforces and protects the Securities Act, licenses and regulates securities, and promotes financial literacy.


For Specific Industries


ABC Board Seal

ABC Board
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board

Controls access to and distribution of alcoholic beverages through controlled distribution, licensing, regulation, enforcement, and education. ….. ….. ….. ….. ….. ….. ….. ….. ….. ….. ….. …..

ADEM
Environmental Management

Aims to assure a safe, healthful, and productive environment for all citizens of Alabama. ………. ………….. ……. …………… ………… ……….. …………. …………… ……. ………. ………. ……….

Department of Public Health Seal

ADPH
Department of Public Health

Works to preserve and protect the public’s health and provide caring, quality services including: disease prevention, environmental health, vital records, and licensing of health care facilities.

Agriculture and Industries Seal

AGI
Agriculture & Industries

Provides expert regulatory control over product, business entities, movement, and application of goods and services under applicable laws and strive to protect and provide service to Alabama consumers.



ALDOT
Department of Transportation

Aims to provide a safe, efficient, and environmentally sound transportation system and to facilitate economic and social development and prosperity via the efficient movement of people and goods throughout Alabama.

Electrical Contractors
Electrical Contractors Board

Administers licensure and provides license records for Electrical Contractor and Journeyman Electrician according to the applicable state rules and regulations.………. ………….. …….

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Forestry Commission
Forestry Commission

Aims to protect and sustain our forest resources – including abundant timber, wildlife, clean air and water, and a healthy economy – using professionally applied stewardship principles and education.

HVAC
Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration

Administers licensure and provides license records for heating and air conditioning systems and refrigeration according to law, rules, and regulations.



HBLB
Home Builders Licensure Board

Administers licensure and provides license records for home builders according to applicable rules and regulations.

Alabama State Banking Department Seal

State Banking Dept.
State Banking Department

Regulates all state-chartered banks, their holding companies, and state-chartered trust companies and various providers of consumer credit.

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