Step 1 – Go to the Alabama Secretary of State
Step 2 – In the field box that you see like the one below, type in the name of the LLC that you are looking for.
Step 3 – As an example, we typed in the name ‘mcdonalds‘ to see what it would bring up. The results should look like this:
Step 4 – Click on the blue link on the left under Entity ID and you will be able to see all the information on file with the Secretary of State’s office as seen in the sample below:
1 – Lookup owner information.
2 – Reserving an LLC name. Most people that reserve a name want to make sure it has not been already taken at the Secretary of State’s office. How do I reserve a name? Download the name reservation form. For in-state (Domestic) download here, and for out-of-state (Foreign) download here.
Attach the $10 filing fee and send to: PO Box 5616, Montgomery, AL 36103
3 – Creating an LLC. Most applicants will check to make sure just like above that the name they want is available.
If you are outside Alabama you will want to fill in the Foreign Articles of Organization.
Step 2 – Attach the filing fee. Domestic is $100 and Foreign is $150. Make payable to the Alabama Secretary of State.
Step 3 – For domestic, send the fee and completed form to the Probate Court Location closest to where you reside.
For Foreign, send to the Secretary of State located at: Secretary of State, Business Services,
P.O. Box 5616, Montgomery, Alabama, 36103-5616.