Alabama State Resource Center
Alabama Statewide Offices
- Attorney General
The Attorney General provides legal representation for the State of Alabama, its officers, departments, and agencies. The Attorney General represents the State in all court proceedings wherein the constitutionality of a state statute is challenged.
The Governor of the State of Alabama is the chief executive of the Government of Alabama. The Governor has the power to execute Alabama's laws and to call out the state militia to preserve the public peace as Commander-in-Chief of the state's military forces.
- Lieutenant Governor
The Lieutenant Governor serves as President of the Alabama Senate and is first in the line of succession to the Governor.
- Secretary of State
The Secretary of State processes and files public record documents. The Office of the Secretary of State stores thousands of documents in four categories: executive, legislative, elections and business.
- State Auditor
The Office of State Auditor is the only check and balance between the Comptroller's Office and the State Treasury, and provides accountability to the taxpayers of Alabama by maintaining accurate records of all personal property valued at $500 and above as well as sensitive items.
- State Comptroller
The State Comptroller is the chief accountant of state government that is responsible for organizing, planning, and reporting financial activities. The comptroller oversees expenditures and income, and keeps track of all outgoing and incoming money.
- State of Alabama
Alabama is a state in the southeastern United States. It's the 23rd most populous state in the US.
- State Treasurer
The State Treasurer's Office serves as the state's bank. The State Treasury is responsible for multiple state financial interests, including unclaimed property, cash management, bonds and the Alabama Trust Fund.
Alabama Legislative Branch
- Alabama House of Representatives
The Alabama House of Representatives is the lower house of the Alabama State Legislature, and is comprised of 105 members. Each member represents a district of approximately 45,000 people. The members of the House are elected to four-year terms.
- Alabama Legislature
The Alabama Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of Alabama. It is a bicameral body composed of the Alabama House of Representatives and the Alabama Senate.
- Alabama Senate
The Alabama State Senate is the upper house of the Alabama Legislature, and is composed of 35 Senators. Each Senator represents a district of approximately 127,000 citizens. Senators are also elected for four-year terms.
- Legislative Reference Service
The Legislative Reference Service, a nonpartisan agency, is the principal bill drafting and legal research office for the Legislature of the State of Alabama.
Alabama Court Rules and Forms
- Alabama Judicial Publications
Retention Schedules, Annual Reports, Alabama Court News, Press Releases, Technology Update
- Alabama Middle District Bankruptcy Court
Our mission is to uphold the integrity of the bankruptcy process. Local rules are available in PDF on this site.
- Alabama Middle U.S. District Rules
Local Rules. Available in html and pdf.
- Alabama Northern U.S. District Rules
- Alabama Rules of Court
Rules of Civil Procedure. Small Claims Rules. Rules of Criminal Procedure. Rules of Juvenile Procedure, Rules of Appellate Procedure. Rules of Judicial Administration
- Alabama Southern District Bankruptcy Court
The Official Website for the United States Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Alabama.
- Alabama Southern District Bankruptcy Forms
The Official Bankruptcy Forms are posted to publicize the content and format of the forms and may be used by the public in bankruptcy cases.
- Alabama UJS forms
Provides access to both electronic and print media. The forms are available in PDF for the public and other users of the Judicial Department website.
Alabama Judicial Branch
- Administrative Office of Courts
The AOC was created in 1977 to oversee the administration of daily operations resulting in a unified judiciary which is one of the oldest and most efficient in the nation. AOC is dedicated to serving the courts of Alabama and to enabling all court officials to enhance their skills.
- Alabama Judicial System
The Unified Judicial System of the State of Alabama includes the Supreme Court, Court of Civil Appeals, Court of Criminal Appeals, State Law Library, and trial courts, which are overseen by the Administrative Office of Courts.
- Alabama State Law Library
The State Law Library is one of the oldest U.S. Government Depository libraries in the United States. It is a public law library and contains all of the reported decisions of the state and federal appellate courts in the United States, plus the statutes of all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Alabama Executive Branch
- Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center
The Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center (ACJIC) is the state agency responsible for gathering and providing critical information for Alabama’s law enforcement and the criminal justice community.
- Alabama Development Office
The Alabama Development Office operates as a state agency reporting to the governor and is supported by the Alabama General Fund budget. The agency's objective is job creation.
- Alabama Film Office
The Alabama Film Office acts as a resource for both out-of-state filmmakers and their indigenous film production companies. Their purpose is to increase economic opportunities by building and promoting film and the related media industries in the State of Alabama.
- Alabama Medicaid Agency
Medicaid is a state/federal program that pays for medical and long-term care services for low-income pregnant women, children, certain people on Medicare, disabled individuals and nursing home residents.
- Alabama Public Library Service
The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) is responsible for receiving and administering state funds as provided by the State Legislature, and federal funds as provided by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
- Alabama State Port Authority
Offering a gateway to the Gulf of Mexico, the Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) operates the deepwater port facilities in Mobile. The port complex includes facilities for handling general cargo, such as containers, forest products, and metals, as well as liquid bulk and dry bulk cargo, such as chemicals, coal, iron ore, and steel.
- Bureau of Tourism and Travel
Alabama.travel is the official travel and tourism Web site for the State of Alabama. Here you'll find everything you need to plan your next visit to our state, whether planning a day trip, a weekend getaway, or even a much-needed family vacation.
- Children's Trust Fund of Alabama
The Department of Child Abuse Prevention, (DCAP) Children's Trust Fund secures resources to fund evidence-based community programs committed to the prevention of child maltreatment. They advocate for children and the strengthening of families.
- Department of Agriculture and Industries
The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries provides timely, fair and expert regulatory control over product, business entities, movement, and application of goods and services for which applicable state and federal law exists and strive to protect and provide service to Alabama consumers.
- Department of Archives and History
The Department of Archives tells the story of the people of Alabama by preserving records and artifacts of historical value and promoting a better understanding of Alabama history.
- Department of Children's Affairs
The Department of Children's Affairs is dedicated to the well being of children from birth through young adulthood. The divisions and programs highlight the importance of children and their families.
- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources manages and regulates use of natural lands, marine resources, fish, wildlife, and state parks.
- Department of Corrections
The mission of the Alabama Department of Corrections is to confine, manage and provide rehabilitative programs for convicted felons in a safe, secure and humane environment, utilizing professionals who are committed to public safety and to the positive re-entry of offenders into society.
- Department of Economic and Community Affairs
The Department of Economic and Community Affairs was established to consolidate the office of State Planning and Federal Programs, the Office of Employment and Training, the Alabama Law Enforcement Planning Agency, the Alabama Department of Energy, and the Office of Highway and Traffic Safety for the purpose of coordinated and comprehensive planning of programs administered under these offices.
- Department of Education
The Alabama Department of Education wants to prepare the state's workforce of tomorrow by providing safe schools, quality teachers, effective administrators, and challenging curricula. The state agency, along with the nine-member Alabama State Board of Education, oversees the state's public primary and secondary education system.
- Department of Environmental Management
ADEM administers all major federal environmental laws, including the Clean Air, Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water acts and federal solid and hazardous waste laws. ADEM assumed these responsibilities only after demonstration that state laws and regulations are at least equivalent to federal standards and that the state has matching funds and personnel available to administer the program.
- Department of Finance
The Alabama Department of Finance provides innovative, resourceful leadership and service in financial management and operational support in order to advance the Governor's mission of restoring trust in state government. The Finance Director is the chief financial officer of the state, the advisor of the Governor and the Legislature in financial matters, and is responsible for protecting the financial interests of Alabama.
- Department of Finance: Division of Purchasing
The Department of Finance provides administrative services to other state agencies. The department was created to manage and control all matters pertaining to fiscal affairs, except those specifically assigned to other agencies. The primary function and duty of the Division of Purchases is to purchase all personal property, except alcoholic beverages, for each state department, board, bureau, commission, agency, office and institution.
- Department of Finance: Executive Budget Office
The Executive Budget Office (EBO) is a division of the State of Alabama's Department of Finance and is operated under the direction of the Assistant Finance Director for Fiscal Operations. The mission of the EBO is to effectively prepare the Governor's budget proposal, properly administer and supervise the execution of legislative appropriations, estimate revenues for budget preparation and administration, and assist in the drafting of the budget appropriation bills.
- Department of Forensic Science
The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences (ADFS) provides scientific assistance to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies by examining evidence in as many as 40,000 cases per year.
- Department of Homeland Security
The mission of the AL DHS is to work with our federal, state, and local partners to prevent acts of terrorism in Alabama, to protect lives and safeguard property, and if required, to respond to any acts of terrorism occurring in Alabama.
- Department of Human Resources
The Department of Human Resources provides for the protection, well-being, and self-sufficiency of children and adults The broad purpose is to promote a unified development of welfare activities and welfare agencies of the State and the local governments so that each agency and each governmental institution shall function as an integral part of a general system.
- Department of Industrial Relations
The Department of Industrial Relations is a cabinet-level department of state government. DIR provides services which have considerable impact on the economic well-being of all Alabamians. It is a core partner in Alabama’s Career Center System which provides one-stop employment and training services as mandated by the Workforce Investment Act.
- Department of Insurance
The mission of the Department of Insurance is to serve the people of Alabama by regulating the insurance industry, providing consumer protection, promoting market stability, and enforcing fire safety standards and laws.
- Department of Labor
The Department of Labor provides mediation services, conducts union representation elections and files annual reports on unions with more than 25 members. Additionally, it publishes job related illness, injury and fatality reports through a series of federal surveys.
- Department of Mental Health
Lifting life’s possibilities for Alabamians with intellectual disabilities, mental illnesses, and/or substance use disorders. Lifting life’s possibilities through a system of care and support that is consumer driven, evidence-based, recovery focused, outcome oriented and easily accessible, with a life in the community for everyone.
- Department of Public Health
The purpose of the Alabama Department of Public Health is to provide caring, high quality and professional services for the improvement and protection of the public’s health through disease prevention and the assurance of public health services to resident and transient populations of the state regardless of social circumstances or the ability to pay.
- Department of Public Safety
The Department of Public Safety is a full-fledged, statewide law enforcement agency comprising six divisions: Administrative, Alabama Bureau of Investigation, Driver License, Highway Patrol, Protective Services, and Service.
- Department of Rehabilitation Services
The mission of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services is to enable Alabama's children and adults with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential. The department provides a continuum of services to assist Alabamians with disabilities at home, in school and on the job.
- Department of Revenue
Alabama Department of Revenue Web Site Provides State Income Tax forms and other Tax Information.
- Department of Senior Services
The Alabama Department of Senior Services (ADSS) is a cabinet level state agency that administers programs for senior citizens and people with disabilities.
- Department of Transportation
The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is organized into nine geographic regions called Divisions. In addition, ALDOT encompasses 22 Bureaus responsible for everything from Administration to Construction and Equipment Procurements and Audits to Transportation Planning.
- Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs' mission statement is to promote awareness, assist eligible veterans, their families, and survivors to receive from the U. S. Federal and State Governments any and all benefits to which they may be entitled under existing or future laws to be enacted.
- Department of Youth Services
The Department of Youth Services promotes and safeguards the social well-being of the troubled youth of the state through a comprehensive and coordinated program of public services for the prevention of juvenile delinquency and the rehabilitation of delinquent youth.
- Emergency Management Agency
The mission of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency during a disaster is to assist disaster victims and first responders. On a day-to-day basis, AEMA works with local emergency managers to create preparedness, response & recovery before and following a disaster.
- Geological Survey of Alabama
The Geological Survey of Alabama, established in 1848, provides service and information to Alabama and its citizens as a natural resource data gathering and research agency. As part of its mission, GSA explores and evaluates the mineral, water, energy, biological, and other natural resources of the State of Alabama and conducts basic and applied research in these fields.
- Governor's Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives
The Alabama Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives was designed to serve as a bridge between local communities and government.
- Governor's Office on Disability
The Office on Disability facilitates the inclusion of Alabamians with disabilities in education, employment, housing, transportation, health care, and leisure.
- Personnel Department
The function of the Personnel Department is to identify qualified individuals for state employment.
- Retirement Systems of Alabama
Retirement Systems of Alabama is the administrator of the pension fund for employees of the state of Alabama.
- State Banking Department
The Alabama Banking Department regulates all state chartered banks, trust companies, and various providers of consumer credit.
Alabama Boards and Commissions
- Alabama Ethics Commission
The Alabama Ethics Commission, established by the legislature in 1973, is the state agency responsible for monitoring the ethical behavior of approximately 200,000 public officials and employees at the municipal, county, and state levels.
- Alabama Forestry Commission
The Alabama Forestry Commission is committed to protecting and sustaining our forest resources using professionally applied stewardship principles and education. We will ensure Alabama's forests contribute to abundant timber and wildlife, clean air and water, and a healthy economy.
- Alabama Historical Commission
The Alabama Historical Commission is Alabama's state agency to help Alabamians protect, preserve, and interpret Alabama's historic places and revitalize our communities.
- Alabama Securities Commission
The Alabama Securities Commission (ASC) regulates the securities industry in Alabama. ASC regulates the individual securities through registration.
- Alabama State Council on the Arts
The Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) works to enrich and preserve the cultural heritage of the state and act as the primary grant-making organization for a range of artistic endeavors, including folk art, theatre, and literature. ASCA manages and distributes state and federal funding for projects by local arts organizations, local communities, and individuals.
- Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
The Alabama ABC Board controls alcoholic beverages through distribution, licensing, and enforcement as well as education.
- Board for the Registration of Architects
The Alabama Board of Architects was established in 1931 and is charged with protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public by registering and regulating architects.
- Board of Auctioneers
The Board of Auctioneers establishes qualification standards and regulates persons who engage in "bid calling" for hire to conduct auctions for the purpose of selling real estate, goods, wares, merchandise, automobiles, livestock or other things of value.
- Board of Public Accountancy
The Board of Public Accountancy supervises the practice of public accountancy by Certified Public Accountants and Public Accountants in Alabama.
- Building Commission
The Commission's primary function involves promulgating and enforcing the State Building Code through plan reviews, inspections and serving as the state's contract administrator for state-funded construction.
- Commission on Higher Education
The Alabama Commission on Higher Education is the state agency responsible for the overall statewide planning and coordination of higher education in Alabama, the administration of various student aid programs, and the performance of designated regulatory functions.
- Farmer's Market Authority
The Farmers Market Authority (FMA) is a state agency established to assist in the marketing of agricultural products by providing information, leadership, and modern facilities necessary to move agricultural products from the farm to the consumer.
- Public Service Commission
The Alabama Public Service Commission regulates public utilities and the intrastate rates and services of transportation companies conducting business in the state.
- Real Estate Commission
The Real Estate Commission serves the public through the licensing and regulating of Real Estate licensees.
- State Oil and Gas Board
The State Oil and Gas Board of Alabama is a regulatory agency of the State of Alabama with the statutory charge of preventing waste and promoting the conservation of oil and gas while ensuring the protection of both the environment and the correlative rights of owners.
- Surface Mining Commission
The Alabama Surface Mining Commission is the primary regulatory authority for Surface and Underground Coal Mining Operations for the State of Alabama.