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Professional Firefighter



All residents of Alabama who are vehicle owners and are paid members of a paid or part paid fire department of the state may purchase license plates in this category.

The plates may not be personalized.

The plates are not transferable between owners.

This plate may be displayed upon the following types of vehicles:

  • private passenger automobiles
  • pickup trucks
  • motorcycles
  • pleasure motor vehicles (i.e., recreational vehicles)

The license plate design changes every five (5) years.

Individual plates are ordered On Demand through the Plate Reservation and Ordering System (PROS).

Documentation Requirements

The Firefighters’ Personnel Standards and Education Commission will provide a list of all members of paid or part-paid fire departments on their website for the licensing officials’ offices. The registrant’s name must appear on the list in order to be eligible to receive the Professional Fire Fighter license plate. If the registrant’s name is not on the list, the registrant may present to the licensing official proof of his or her membership in a fire department by means of a certificate signed by the chief officer of the fire department on a form prescribed by the Firefighters’ Personnel Standards and Education Commission.


  • Registration: $15.00- $105.00 depending on the type of vehicle being registered
  • Additional fees:
    • $1.00 annually
    • $5.00 when metal plate is issued
    • The net proceeds of the $.25 will be distributed into a fund managed by the Alabama Joint Fire Council and shall be used for the purpose of expanding and maintaining the Alabama Firefighter Memorial located in Tuscaloosa.
    • The net proceeds of the $5 shall be distributed to the Department of Revenue.


Retired, Paid, and Part-Paid Firefighter Tag Certificates

Paid and Volunteer Firefighter Tag Certificates

Firefighter Tag Certificate for Widow/er Killed in the Line of Duty


Firefighter Tag Lists

Alabama Fire College Tag List

Volunteer Firefighter Tag List