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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. Find information on these requirements from the locality or county landing page in our directories.

Legal Requirements

There may be additional legal requirements to consider when going into business.

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. Learn how to comply with general and industry specific business requirements.