In accordance with Alabama's Mandatory Liability Insurance Law (Act 2011-688): A valid (non-expired) state issued driver's license or non driver identification card must be provided for each owner reflected on the vehicle title when registering.  The names on the identification card and the title / registration documentation must match and must be the owner's current, legal name.  In addition, anyone processing a registration transaction should be prepared to provide proof of insurance on the vehicle being registered. 

Titling Suggestions

  • An alteration of any kind on a title voids the assignment.  Liquid paper voids the entire title and a replacement title must be issued.
  • Any alteration on a notarized document voids that document.
  • If this transaction is being presented by a power of attorney and you wish to register your vehicle in the state of Alabama each owner reflected on the vehicle title must present a valid government issued driver's license or non-driver's ID.
  • Accepted forms of payment:  Cash, Discover, MasterCard,Visa, American Express, or checks drawn on an Alabama bank with a pre-printed Alabama address accompanied with an valid (non-expired) Alabama Driver’s License or State issued ID.  We also accept smart card payment technologies to improve credit/debit security.  This includes all EMV payment technologies including the contactless Apple Pay. 
  • You are allowed 20 days to register a newly purchased vehicle without being subject to penalty of ($15.00 + Ad Valorem interest).  New residents of Alabama are allowed 30 days to title and register their vehicle without a penalty of ($15.00 + Ad Valorem interest).
  • Effective January 1, 2019 all 1983 model year and older vehicles (more than 35 model years old) are exempt from titling.
  • Effective January 1, 2019 all 1998 and older trailer, semi-trailers, camping trailers, and manufactured homes (more than 20 model years old) are exempt from titling.
  • Effective January 1st, 2019 all 2009 model year vehicles are except from odometer certification.
  • Effective January 1st, 2019 liens shall be considered satisfied for year models 2007 and older with a lien date 2015 (to date) and older. (See rule below)
    "Except for liens and security interests listed on certificates of title for travel trailers or vehicles that weigh more than 12,000 pounds gross weight, which shall be satisfied only in conformity with Section 32-8-64, any lien or security interest shall be considered satisfied and release shall not be required four years from the date of the security agreement as recorded on the certificate of title for vehicles which are 12 or more model years old."
Disclaimer:  This information is only a summary of title and registration procedures and not intended to be a complete explanation of Act 200-565.