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Vintage Vehicle

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  • Sponsoring Organization: N/A
  • Code Section: 40-12-290
  • Administrative Rule: 810-5-1-.215
  • Primary Tag Type(s): VQ (Pre-numbered)
  • Secondary Tag Type(s): MC (Motorcycle Pre-numbered)
  • Series Began: October 1996

All residents of Alabama who are vintage vehicle owners and will use the vehicle in accordance with the provisions of Section 40-12-290 may purchase license plates in this category.

The plates may not be personalized.

“Vintage vehicle” license plates shall remain with the vehicle when sold or otherwise disposed of, and the new owner shall transfer the registration into his or her name in accordance with the provisions of Section 40-12-260, if the vehicle will be operated in accordance with this section, and, if not, standard license plates shall be obtained.

This plate be displayed upon a vintage vehicle. A “vintage vehicle” is:

  • a private passenger automobile, truck or truck tractor which weighs not more than 26,000 pounds gross weight, motorcycle, or fire truck
  • over 30 years old
  • operated as a collector’s item, including participation in club activities, exhibitions, tours, parades, and not used for general transportation purposes
  • a vehicle having the original or substantially similar vehicle body, chassis, engine, and transmission as designated for that make, model, year, and age vehicle

This license has a permanent design.

Counties can place bulk orders using the Alabama Inventory Management System (AIMS).


  • Registration: $10.00
  • Additional fees: N/A