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Apply to Become a Designated Agent

  1. Designated Agent Qualification Requirements:
    • Licensed Alabama Motor Vehicle Dealers must have a current Act 539 Regulatory License.
    • Licensed financial institutions – Submit a copy of their Title 5, Chapter 19, State Banking License or equivalent.
    • Pawnshops – Submit copy of Alabama Pawnshop License.
    • Insurance Companies
    • Towing Companies
    • Manufactured Home Dealers
    • Out of state financial institutions (manufactured homes only) – Submit copy of company’s State business or regulatory license.
    • Law Firms (manufactured homes only) – Submit copy of document evidencing that a principal of the firm is admitted to the State Bar.
  2. Access applications to become a designated agent. Please note: the dealer regulatory license bond satisfies the designated agent bonding requirement. Non-dealers are required to post a surety bond in the amount of $50,000, payable to the State of Alabama.
  3. When a completed package is received by the Department, the designated agent account will be set up in ALTS and a designated agent certificate will be sent to the applicant. Note: the legal name of the business must be provided on the application and bond form.

All designated agents are required to complete the Designated Agent Training Seminar.