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Updated on November 8, 2023

An Alabama registered agent acts as a representative of a business registered with its main purpose of receiving service of process when legal action is made against the business. A registered agent is required to be continuously maintained for any domestic or foreign entity filed in Alabama.[1]

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Registered Agent Search

Step 1 – Go to the Alabama Secretary of State website and type the agent’s name in the search field. After entering, click the “Search” button.

Step 2 – The next page will show the search results. Click on the 9-digit entity number to view the full business entity details.

Who can be a Registered Agent?

A registered agent must be:

  • Individual or business. An individual that is a resident of Alabama or a business entity registered to transact business in the State.
  • Office in Alabama. A registered office located in Alabama that can be personally served and is not solely a mailbox or telephone answering service.[2]

Can I be my own Registered Agent?

Yes, the organizer of a business can be the registered agent if they are an Alabama resident and have an office located in the State that can accept personal service.

The most common way to make oneself a registered agent is to enter their name on the original filing documents:

Changing a Registered Agent

A business registered in Alabama can change its registered agent[3] by:

  • Completing Form: Change of Registered Agent and make a copy (2 total)
  • Attach Filing Fee: $100
  • Send to: Secretary of State, Business Services, P.O. Box 5616, Montgomery, Alabama 36103. If payment is being made using the attached credit card authorization form, the filing can be sent to miscellaneous.filings@sos.alabama.gov.

Change of Registered Agent Form

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Updating a Registered Agent

A business entity can update its current registered agent’s name or address by:

Update to Alter Current Agent’s Info Form

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Resigning as a Registered Agent

A registered agent can resign and step down from their duties as a registered agent by:

There is no filing fee associated with resigning as a registered agent.[4]

Notice of Registered Agent Resignation Form

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  1. Section 10A-1-5.31(a)
  2. Section 10A-1-5.31(c)
  3. Section 10A-1-5.32
  4. Section 10A-1-5.34