FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 18, 2019 – MONTGOMERY – Today, Colbert County became the eighth county in the State of Alabama to allow online business filings for the formation of domestic limited liability companies and domestic for-profit business corporations.
The Office of the Secretary of State, in coordination with the Office of the Colbert County Probate Judge, has worked around the clock to provide this service to the people of Colbert County.
Secretary of State John H. Merrill stated, “Judge Daniel Rosser is one of the leaders of innovative solutions throughout the state, and I commend him for his hard work.”
“This service is offered at no cost to Alabama’s 67 counties as a courtesy of the Secretary of State’s Office. I encourage other counties across the state to begin offering this opportunity to residents. My office is eager and willing to create more opportunities for business owners in Alabama!” announced Secretary Merrill.
Prior to taking office, there had been an excessive wait time for businesses, taking up to seven months to file with the state. Understanding the role of government is to help people and businesses thrive, Secretary Merrill set out to eliminate any obstacles slowing down the filing process.
In June of 2019, the Office of the Secretary of State celebrated three consecutive years of same day business filings. And now, with the option to file online, the wait time is shorter than ever.
The online filings process is currently available for citizens of Baldwin, Elmore, Jackson, Madison, Montgomery, Morgan, and Tuscaloosa counties.
“I am proud of the results that have been consistently produced by our office. At the Office of the Secretary of State, we will continue to do all that we can to help families and businesses grow and be successful,” added Merrill.
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