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National Guard- Active/Retired

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  • Code Section: 32-6-110, 32-6-111.1, 40-12-244, 31-2-12, 32-6-250.1, and 32-6-231.1
  • Administrative Rule: 810-5-1-.208
  • Primary Tag Type(s): NG (Active Pre-numbered) NR(Retired Pre-numbered)
  • Secondary Tag Type(s):
    • 01 (Disability Access)/02 (Personalized)
    • MC (Motorcycle Pre-numbered)
    • M1 (Motorcycle Disability)
    • M2 (Motorcycle Personalized)
  • Series Began: October 2018

A resident of Alabama who is an active or retired member of the Alabama National Guard, or an active member of the Alabama State Guard may purchase license plates in this category.

Active members must provide a current Common Access Card (CAC) military ID card and a certificate signed by the unit commander. Retired members must provide a proper United States Uniformed Services ID card and an NGB Form 22 or Notice of Eligibility for Retired Pay at Age 60.  When the registrant cannot provide a DD214 or NGB form 22, the DD form 2,  Retired Member ID card, can be provided. In the event an active guard member is deployed outside Alabama, the proof document shall be the most recent copy of the leave and earning statement or mobilization orders and the military identification card of the spouse/dependent with power of attorney to obtain the license plate on the guard member’s behalf.


The Application for Disability Access Parking Privileges must be provided to obtain the disability access license plate.

The plates may be personalized.

The plates in this category are not transferable between vehicle 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) not exceeding 12,000 pounds gross vehicle weight

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

The surviving spouse of a veteran fitting this criteria may not obtain the plate.

The surviving spouse of a veteran fitting this criteria may not retain the plate.

There is no limit to the number of plates the registrant may obtain.

Individual plates are ordered On Demand through the Plate Reservation and Ordering System (PROS). Counties may place bulk orders using the Alabama Inventory Management System (AIMS).


  • The registrant is exempt from the registration fee for the first plate but must pay ad valorem taxes.
  • All applicable registration fees and ad valorem taxes must be remitted for any additional plates issued.
  • National Guard members are not required to obtain the National Guard distinctive license plate in order to claim the registration fee exemption.
  • Additional fees: $50.00 annually for personalized.
  •  The net proceeds of the $50 are distributed to the National Guard Foundation for furtherance of its program and purposes.