Please be sure that you have your driver’s license, proof of insurance, and the correct tag receipt(s) for all vehicles you wish to register. Our office will not be responsible for any penalties accrued if you fail to purchase your tag(s) in the renewal month.

 Months Due  Tags/Boat
 January  A, D
 February  B
 March  C, E
 April  F, G, N
 May  H, O
 June  M, I
 July  P, L
 August  J, K, R
 September  Q, S, T
 October  U, V, W, X, Y, Z, BUSINESS LICENSE
 November  Commercial

***All Vehicles must be Insured before you can Renew or Purchase a New Tag.

Click here to download our application for disability access parking credentials.

Motor Vehicles Titles and Registration
All Out-Of-State vehicles must be inspected by us when you register or you can click here to print our inspection form. Contact your local police or sheriff’s department to come to your home, inspect your vehicle, and fill out the form.

Alabama Resident buys a vehicle from out of state or owner moved into Alabama from another state with no Lienholder (1985 or Newer Vehicle)
– Original Title or Statement or Origin and Vehicle
– Owner or Person, Appointed by Power of Attorney/Original Power of Attorney, if Appointed
– Bill of Sale, If New Purchase
– Last Tag Registration (Optional)
– Vehicle Mileage (If Applicable)
– Current Address of Owner

Owner Moved into Alabama from another State with Lien on Vehicle.
– Copy or Fax a Copy of the Title. (334-585-3610)
– These States we must have the Original Title (KY, MD, MN, MO, NJ, OK, WI, MI, MT, SD, WY)
– Owner or Person Appointed by Power of Attorney/Original Power of Attorney. If Appointed
– Last Tag Registration(Optional)
– Vehicle Mileage (If Applicable)
– Current Address of Owner

1985 or Older Vehicle
– Vehicle Last tag Registration
– Bill of Sale, if New Purchase
– Vehicle has to be present (or Motor Vehicle Inspection by a Government Official)

1985 or Newer Vehicles which are 15 years or older and Last Tagged in Georgia or any other State bought by Alabama Residents
– Original Tag Registration from Seller
– Notarized Bill of Sale from Seller(Must be same person as above)

Lessee Moves into Alabama from another State (1985 or Newer Vehicle)
– Original Title or Statement or Origin and Vehicle
– Original Power of Attorney from Lessor/Lessee or appointed Power of Attorney by Lessor
– Lease Information
– Last Tag Registration (Optional)
– Vehicle Mileage (If Applicable)
– Current Address of Lessee, and Lienholder if any

Alabama Resident Buys from Dealer (1985 or Newer Vehicle)
– Application for Title
– Bill of Sale with Paid Sales Tax Listed
– Tag Information on New Vehicle
If Tag Transfer, Need Current Tag Information

Alabama Resident Buys from Out of State Dealer (1985 or Newer Vehicle)
– Application for Title (If Applicable)
– Original Title or Statement of Origin
– Bill of Sale with Paid Sales Tax Listed(If Applicable)
– Dealers Affidavit of Sales Tax Paid (If Applicable)
If Tag Transfer, Need Current Tag Information. The vehicle will need to be inspected.

Alabama Resident Buys from another Alabama Resident (1985 or Newer)
– Original Title, Assigned Completed, and Correct
– Bill of Sale, Witnessed or Notarized
– Tag Information on New Vehicle
If Tag Transfer, need current tag information

Alabama Resident Buys from Out of State Resident (1985 or Newer)
– Bill of Sale, Witnessed or Notarized
– Tag information on new Vehicle(If Applicable)
– Out of State Title (If Applicable)

As of January 1, 2012, the title records for motor vehicles will no longer be maintained due to the motor vehicle being exempt from tilting by statute or rules. No Title records are required to be maintained by the Department of Revenue for any motor vehicle or manufactured home exempted from titling under the provisions of Chapters 8 or 20 of Title 32, Code of Alabama 1975, or any rules promulgated thereunder:
– Trailers with more than twenty (20) model years
– Manufactured homes more than twenty (20) model years old
– Motor vehicle more than third-five (35) model years old
– All low-speed vehicles as previously defined in this memorandum.

For more information click the link below.
 http://revenue.alabama.gov/motorvehicle/#     

Personalized Tags
At an additional price, Alabama offers many personalized and specialty tag options click the link below to view tag types:
 http://revenue.alabama.gov/motorvehicle/#    

New Purchase
– Bill of Sale, Witnessed or Notarized.
– Last Boat Registration
If no last registration, you will need Alabama “Al Numbers” or “Hull ID Numbers” off the boat.

Utility Trailers
Renewals
– last year’s registration or tag #

New Purchase
– bill of sale
– Certificate of origin
– previous registration

Acceptable Forms of IDs and Primary Documents

  • Certified U.S. birth certificate issued by an agency designated by state or federal authority.
  • U.S. passport.
  • Alabama identification card.
  • Alabama driver’s license.
  • Certificate of naturalization.
  • Certificate of citizenship.
  • U.S. certificate of birth abroad.
  • Resident alien card.
  • Valid foreign passport with valid U.S. immigration document.

Secondary Documents

  • U.S. state-issued driver’s license or non-driver ID card.
  • Current international driver’s license/permit.
  • Marriage license.
  • U.S. armed forces driver’s license.
  • U.S. military DD-214.
  • A professional license issued by a state or federal agency.
  • Selective Service card.
  • Veterans Administration card.
  • Current medical insurance identification card.
  • U.S. military ID card.
  • ID card issued by school with photo.
  • School enrollment form (DL-1/93).
  • Certified school record:
  • Certified letter from school;
  • GED certificate;
  • Certificate of graduation.
  • W-2 tax form, along with a copy of the previous year’s filed forms (tax return).
  • Documents from a court of record:
  • Divorce decree;
  • Adoption decree;
  • Name-change decree;
  • Bankruptcy decree.
  • Probation or release documents issued by the state or federal department of correction with a photo ID card issued by the same authority, or felon ID card issued by the sheriff of the county of the applicant’s release.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I get a quote for my vehicle tag?
A: Fees are based on the value of the vehicle and cannot be quoted until the paperwork is completed in our office.

Q: How long do I have to register a new vehicle?
A: You have 20 calendar days from the date of purchase to register your new vehicle, after that there is a $15.00 penalty.

Q: I forgot to renew my tag within my designated renewal month. Can I still renew it?
A: Yes you can still renew it but there will be a $15.00 penalty for failure to renew your tag within your designated renewal month.

Q: I just moved to Alabama from out-of-state. How long do I have to register my vehicle with the Alabama DMV?
A: You have 30 days, after entering the state, to register your vehicle in Alabama. After that, there is a $15.00 penalty for failure to register a vehicle with a valid out-of-state license plate.

Q: What information does my bill of sale need to have?
A: Please click here to download a copy of our blank bill of sale.