Name and AddressYou may skip any question and go back later

Corporation Name

What should the corporation name include?

The corporation name should be the full name of the corporation with a corporate suffix at the end (i.e. Co., Corp., Inc., Ltd.). Check your Secretary of State to make sure your company name is still available to prevent your filing from being rejected. Some states allow you to check online whether your company name is already taken and registered.

Address

What is the corporation's principal place of business?

Include the full address and location of where the company conducts its primary operations and business.

Is the corporation's mailing address the same as its principal place of business?

Statement of PurposeYou may skip any question and go back later

The purpose for which the corporation is organized is:

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What is an Articles of Incorporation?

An Articles of Incorporation is a set of formal documents that contain basic information about a company being created. Because each state has its own requirements, the Articles of Incorporation are usually filed with the Secretary of State. Once the Articles of Incorporation are filed, the company becomes a registered business entity for legal and tax purposes in the state.

Registered AgentYou may skip any question and go back later

Name

Who is the registered agent?

The registered agent is the person or business entity who receives legal notices and paperwork for the corporation.

Address

Is the agent's mailing address the same as its principal place of business?

IncorporatorYou may skip any question and go back later

Name

Who is the incorporator?

The incorporator is the person who prepares and signs the Articles of Incorporation and files it with the Secretary of State.

Is the incorporator's mailing address the same as above?

DirectorYou may skip any question and go back later

Who are the director(s)?

Enter the full name and address (street, city, state, zip code) of each director.

Is the mailing address the same as the street address?

OfficersYou may skip any question and go back later

Do you want to include any officer(s)?

Who are the officer(s)?

Enter the full name and address (street, city, state, zip code) of each officer.

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What is service of process?

Service of process is the procedure for serving notice of a lawsuit to the party being sued. A corporation must have a designated agent who will receive such notices in the event the corporation is sued. List a Alabama resident or a Alabama registered corporate agent. The agent can be any adult who lives in Alabama but cannot be your own corporation.

Authorized StockYou may skip any question and go back later

How many total shares of stock is the corporation authorized to issue?

Do you want to include more information on the stock?

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What is authorized capital?

Authorized capital is the amount of stock that the company will issue and determines the worth of the company when incorporated. Include information like the total number of authorized shares, type of stock, and the par value, if any.

Additional ProvisionsYou may skip any question and go back later

Are there any other provisions that you will attach to the document?

Additional Articles or Provisions

SignatureYou may skip any question and go back later

Signature Acknowledgment

The Alabama Certificate of Formation must be signed by either:

  1.  By the chair of the board of directors of the domestic or foreign business corporation, by its president, or by another of its officers;
  2. If directors have not been selected or the corporation has not been formed, by an incorporator; or
  3. If the corporation is in the hands of a receiver, trustee, or other court-appointed fiduciary, by that fiduciary.

Form must be signed by either: (1) By the chair of the board of directors of the domestic or foreign business corporation, by its president, or by another of its officers; (2) If directors have not been selected or the corporation has not been formed, by an incorporator; or (3) If the corporation is in the hands of a receiver, trustee, or other court-appointed fiduciary, by that fiduciary.

What is the name of the person who will be signing the document?
What is the title of the person who will be signing the document?
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