How do I make a request for a motor vehicle record?
As of 2012 the Alabama Department of Revenue has limited county license plate issuing official to releasing motor vehicle record information solely to vehicles owned and titled in the requestor’s name. As a result Shelby County License Issuing Officials are only authorized to release motor vehicle information to vehicles owned and titled in the name of Shelby County residence.
The vehicle owner must be present or must give someone a form MVT 5-13 (Power of Attorney) that specifically states what information can be released.
A form MV-DPPA1 (Request for Motor Vehicle Records) must be completed by the titled owner or individual given power of attorney and there is a $3.00 per vehicle charge for each receipt.
If someone is wanting motor vehicle record information on vehicles not titled in their name they must go through the Alabama Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division by completing the MV-DPPA1 (Request for Motor Vehicle Records) and submit all applicable fees via certified funds.