All Alabama PTAs must update its By-Laws once every 3 years to remain in good standing.  Submit your By-Laws to the state office for review.  Use the templates provided to make updating your By-Laws a seamless process.  Include a submission form with your By-Laws when mailing to the PTA State Office.

By-Law Templates



The Local Unit Document is for PTAs that are part of a council and PTAs that are not. If you are not part of a council check -*If your local unit is not a member of a council please check here in Article XII.

The templates below are for PTA Councils only; not local units.

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(updated 9/2018)

Requirements for By-Law Approval


The Alabama PTA office furnishes a template for  local unit By-Laws  for new units preparing to charter (see links above). There are certain sections and articles of the By-Laws that are taken from the By-Laws of the National PTA and Alabama PTA, and they must read exactly as shown on the sample. The other articles are necessary in order to have a functional association and are written by the local PTAs to fit the local autonomy of the association.


By-Laws should be updated and approved every three years from the date of the approval seal. Even if there have been no local changes, there may have been changes in the parts required by National and Alabama PTA. These will be in the latest  local unit template By-Laws which can be obtained through the state office or downloaded from above.


If no changes are made or needed, the By-Laws must be  sent to the Alabama PTA office for approval. Please make a new copy of first page without previous approval stamp. When approved, one copy with the new seal of approval and a current date will be returned to the local unit as the official copy. The other copy, also carrying the same seal of approval, will remain on file at the Alabama PTA.


If amendments are made by vote of the local unit membership, the By-Laws must be rewritten to include the new amendments and sent for approval. When approved, the By-Laws will carry the seal of approval with the new date.

By-Laws should be emailed to


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