Customers can only renew tags during their renewal month.

Tags renewals can be made up until midnight of the last day of the month. Anyone renewing after that day will be charged a $15.00 penalty and will be required to come into the office

Decals, tags, and tag receipts will be mailed out on the next business day after they are renewed. A printable receipt will be available for proof of online payment only. Not to be used as a valid tag receipt. .

Vehicle owner must be a resident of Jackson County.

Online customers will be charged a 3% convenience, $.30 processing fee, and a mail fee of $2.00.

If your renewal notice or current registration has an incorrect address please contact our office.

Any transaction requiring an affidavit or supporting documents will have to be made in person at our tag office or through the mail.

A change in license plates such as regular plate to a personalized will have to be made in the tag office.

If there is a problem processing your renewal, we will attempt to contact you by phone Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. If we are unable to reach you we will void your registration and refund your payment.

 

ALABAMA VEHICLE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:

The Alabama Department of Revenue sets all vehicle values, all title regulations and all other regulations regarding motor vehicle laws. These laws and regulations are governed by laws passed by the Alabama legislature.

 

What year model motor vehicles do the State of Alabama title?

Every motor vehicle not more than 35 model years old which is domiciled in Alabama requiring registration must have an Alabama certificate of title.  Also, Manufactured Homes, Travel Trailers and Folding/Collapsible Camping Trailers not more than 20 model years old are required to have an Alabama certificate of title. 

IN ORDER TO REGISTER A VEHICLE FOR THE FIRST TIME THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED:

1. TITLE

(a) An original title properly executed by the seller to the new owner (new owner must be present) or 

(b) Title application completely filled out to the new owner or

(c) Manufacturers Certificate of Origin (new owner must be present) or 

(d) Title in new owners name or

(e) Vehicles titled for the first time in Alabama (vehicle with out-of-state title or new vehicle with manufacturer's statement of origin) must be brought to the courthouse for inspection.

2. BILL OF SALE FORM

(a) Cost of vehicle and date of sale

(b) Full description of the vehicle 

(c) Complete name and address of the new owner 

(d) Trade-in allowance, if any

(e) A breakdown of the sales tax paid. (This is required when purchased from a licensed Alabama dealer. It must show the percent and amount of State, County and City sales tax paid.  Any applicable sales tax that has not been paid will be required payment based on location of residency.)

3. INSURANCE

Required to Process Tag Renewal or Vehicle Registration

:  Evidence of Alabama Insurance

:  Valid Driver's License, Non-Driver Identification Card or Federal Employee Identification Number for Each Business Owner 

Note:  Fleet Owners with Blanket Insurance are Exempt from these requirements.

4. DRIVER LICENSE NUMBER

Alabama law requires the owner as listed on the title/registration to provide his/her driver's license or non-driver identification number. Companies registering vehicles are required to provide their federal employer identification number (FEIN).

FOR ALL NON-TITLED VEHICLES, THE OWNER MUST PRESENT A BILL-OF-SALE, INSURANCE VERIFICATION AND A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE TO REGISTER.

 

VEHICLE RENEWAL SCHEDULE

After the vehicle has been registered the annual renewal month for your tag is as follows:

Renewal Month: First letter of last name:

 

January A and D
February B
March C and E
April F,G and N
May H and O
June M and I
July  P and L
August J, K and R
September Q,S, and T
October U, V, W, X, Y and Z

Oct/Nov National Guard, Commercial & Fleet Vehicles

The tax on used vehicles is paid in advance from time of registration until your renewal month. Taxes on new vehicles are deferred until your subsequent renewal month.

PENALTY SCHEDULE

(a) Failure to renew your tag in your renewal month.  ($15.00 plus interest)

(b) Failure to transfer a purchased vehicle within 20 calendar days. ($15.00)

(c) Failure to register a vehicle within 30 days of an individual moving into the State with a valid out-of state license. ($15.00)

AD VALOREM TAX VOUCHER

1. In order to receive a voucher, one of the following criteria must be met: selling of a vehicle, trading of a vehicle, total destruction of a vehicle, theft without recovery or other transfer.

Documents to support the above criteria:

(a) Casual sale or trade:  affidavit of buyer and address

(b) Sale or trade to license dealer:  dealer's bill of sale

(c) Theft of vehicle:  report from law enforcement agency

(d) Lease trade-in:  verified odometer reading or statement

(e) Statement from insurance of company stating date of total loss

2. The voucher shall only be issued to the registered owner and proof of identification must be provided.

3. The credit shall be applied to pay the ad valorem tax on another vehicle.

4. Alabama law sets the eligibility time period to receive a credit voucher one year from sale or other transfer date.

5. The voucher shall only be transferred by the owner to their spouse or dependent child.

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