You may be able to renew your tag online. Visit Renew Your Tag to learn more.

Please note:

If the name on the title and registration of your vehicle doesn’t match the name on your driver license, you will not be able to acquire a registration for the vehicle, and you will not be eligible to renew any currently registered vehicle until all documents agree. This includes vehicles that are financed.  You will need to contact your financial institution to have the title changed to reflect the correct name.

If the name change is due to marriage, divorce or other court proceedings, you will be required to present the current title to the vehicle, a certified copy of the court document which grants the name change, and your current driver license or identification that matches your court documents.

ALL DOCUMENTS MUST MATCH; NO EXCEPTIONS.

Motor Vehicle Registration

Title Information

To obtain an Alabama title, you must provide the following information:
  • Your previous state title (already in your name)
  • Proof of residence in Cleburne County, and
  • Proof of Alabama insurance
  • Alabama Driver License number and expiration date for all owners listed on registration. If no Alabama Driver License, provide a legible copy of Out of State Driver License or State Issued Non-Driver ID
  • Any vehicles, not currently titled in Alabama, are required to be inspected before application for the title to be completed. These inspections can be completed by the probate office staff. It may also be accomplished by having a Law Enforcement Officer complete MVT5-9, Part IV. This form can be found on the Alabama Department of Revenue’s website: www.revenue.alabama.gov.                                     
If there is a lien on your title, you must provide a copy of the title from the lien holder. Your name must be on the title.
If the car is a new purchase for you, you must provide the actual title and bill of sale or a copy of the title application.
If it is a used car purchased from an individual, you must provide the title and bill of sale.

A title is NOT required for:
  • All bumper pull utility trailers
  • Motorized vehicles 35 years old on January 1 of the current year

Tag Information

To obtain an Alabama vehicle tag, you must provide:
  • Tag renewal notice or an Alabama tag
  • Proof of insurance
  • Alabama Driver License number and expiration date for all owners listed on registration. If no Alabama Driver License, you must provide a legible copy of an Out of State Driver License or State Issued Non-Driver ID
The State of Alabama renews tags based on the first letter of the owner's last name.
 
If your last name begins with: Your tag will renew in:
A or D January
B February
C or E March
F, G or N April
H or O May
M or I June
P or L July
J, K or R August
Q, S or T  September
U, V, W, X, Y or Z October

All commercial plates will renew in October and/or November.

If you purchase a tag in a month other than your registration month, you will be charged for a partial plate. The tag must be purchased again in your registration month.


For more information about motor vehicle registration, tags and titles, visit the Alabama Department of Revenue.