Customers can only renew tags during their renewal month.

Tags renewals can be made up until midnight of the last day of the month. Anyone renewing after that day will be charged a $15.00 penalty and will be required to come into the office

Decals, tags, and tag receipts will be mailed out on the next business day after they are renewed. A printable receipt will be available for proof of online payment only. Not to be used as a valid tag receipt. .

  • Vehicle owner must be a resident of Talladega County.
  • Online customers will be charged a 2.2% convenience, $.30 processing fee, and a mail fee of $2.00.
  • If your renewal notice or current registration has an incorrect address please contact our office.
  • We accept cash, check, debit, and all major credit cards.

Any transaction requiring an affidavit or supporting documents will have to be made in person at our tag office or through the mail.


A change in license plates such as regular plate to a personalized will have to be made in the tag office.

If there is a problem processing your renewal, we will attempt to contact you by phone Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. If we are unable to reach you we will void your registration and refund your payment.


ALABAMA VEHICLE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:
The Alabama Department of Revenue sets all vehicle values, all title regulations and all other regulations regarding motor vehicle laws. These laws and regulations get their basis from the laws passed by the Alabama legislature.

IN ORDER TO REGISTER A 1975 OR NEWER VEHICLE FOR THE FIRST TIME THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED:

1. TITLE

  • An original title properly executed by the seller to the new owner (new owner must be present) or
  • Title application completely filled out to the new owner or
  • Manufacturers Certificate of Origin (new owner must be present) or
  • Title in new owners name

2. BILL OF SALE FORM

  • Cost of vehicle and date of sale
  • Full description of the vehicle
  • Complete name and address of the new owner
  • Trade-in allowance, if any
  • A breakdown of the sales tax paid. (This is required when purchased from a dealer. It must show the percent and amount of State, County and City tax paid. If all sales tax has not been paid we collect a percentage based on location of residency)

3. INSURANCE

According to Alabama law a vehicle must have a minimum of liability insurance before it may be registered. The signature placed upon the registration receipt will indicate that the information shown on the receipt is correct and that the vehicle is properly insured. Proof of insurance is required.


4. DRIVER LICENSE NUMBER

Alabama law requires the owner as listed on the title/registration to provide his/her drivers license or non-driver identification number. Companies registering vehicles are required to provide their federal employer identification number (FEIN)

ALL VEHICLES THAT ARE 1974 OR OLDER REQUIRE #2, #3 AND #4 AS SHOWN ABOVE.


VEHICLE RENEWAL SCHEDULE


After the vehicle has been registered the annual renewal month for your tag is as follows:

Renewal Month: First letter of last name:
 

RENEWAL MONTH FIRST LETTER OF LAST NAME
January A & D
February B
March C & E
April F, G, N
May H & O
June M & I
July P &L
August J, K, R
September Q, S, T
October U, V, W, X, Y, Z
October and November National Guard
Ocotber and November Trucks, Commercial, and Fleet Vehicles



The tax on used vehicles is paid in advance from time of registration until your renewal month. Taxes on new vehicles are deferred until your subsequent renewal month.

PENALTY SCHEDULE

  • Failure to renew your tag in your renewal month .$15.00 plus interest
  • Failure to transfer a purchased vehicle within 20 calendar days. $15.00
  • Failure to register a vehicle within 30 days of an individual moving into the State with a valid out-of state license. $15.00


AD VALOREM TAX VOUCHER
(Beginning date: August 2000)

1. In order to receive a voucher, one of the following criteria must be met: selling of a vehicle, trading of a vehicle, total destruction of a vehicle, theft without recovery or other transfer.

Documents to support the above criteria:

  • Casual sale or trade...affidavit of buyer and address
  • Sale or trade to license dealer...dealer's bill of sale
  • Theft of vehicle...report from law authority
     
  • Lease trade-in...odometer statement
  • Statement from insurance of company stating date of total loss


2. The voucher shall only be issued to the registered owner and proof of identification must be provided

3. The credit shall be applied to pay the ad valorem tax on another vehicle.

4. Alabama law sets the eligibility time period to receive a credit voucher one year from sale or other transfer date.

5. The voucher shall only be redeemed in the county where it is issued.

6. The voucher shall only be transferred by the owner to their spouse or dependent child.

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