Applications for Alabama certificate of title must be made through a designated agent of the Department. Designated agents include: County License Plate Issuing Officials, licensed Alabama motor vehicle dealers, and financial institutions located in Alabama such as banks and credit unions.
Applicants may apply online using the Public Title Portal to apply for a replacement title, record a lienholder on a title, or release an existing lien.
Motor vehicles are registered through license plate issuing offices in the county in which the owner resides.
Motor vehicle registration, IFTA and IRP transactions must be submitted electronically.
For additional questions or to schedule an appointment please contact the Motor Vehicle Division at (334) 242-9000 or submit an electronic appointment request.
The Motor Vehicle Division is responsible for the issuance of vehicle titles, maintenance of vehicle records, the administration of the Mandatory Liability Insurance law, and the issuance of motor vehicle regulatory licenses. Additionally, the division administers the International Registration Plan (IRP) and International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) programs.
Check the status of your title, request a replacement application, apply for a title surety bond, or report an unclaimed vehicle.
Access links for vehicle registration locations and find photo galleries of available license plates.
Apply for International Registration Plan and International Fuel Tax Agreement, licenses, file IFTA tax returns, and purchase trip & fuel permits
Respond to a Mandatory Liability Insurance Verfication Notice and read about MLI.