Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Titles are not processed after 3:30 p.m.
Closed all State Holidays
Our office is located at:
176 W 5th St Prattville, Alabama 36067
(downtown across from the new Metro Jail)
We have made it easy for you to renew your vehicle tags from anywhere. Even if you are late.
Want to be reminded when your vehicle tags are due? We now offer email and text notifications.
Provisions under the new Alabama Liability Car Insurance Law go into effect on January 1, 2013. You must have proof of drivers license and liability insurance to renew your tag. Click HERE for more information.
ALABAMA VEHICLE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:
The Alabama Department of Revenue in Montgomery 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. Alabama does not title watercraft.
You must be a resident of Autauga County to have vehicles registered here. You have 20 calendar days from the date of purchase to register your vehicle; failure to do so will result in a $15.00 penalty plus interest. The Probate Office accepts the following methods of payment only: cash, check, and money orders. We do not accept out of state checks, unless you are an active member of the military.
To register a vehicle with a gross weight of 55,000 lbs., or more, a completed Schedule 2290 form (obtainable from the Internal Revenue Service) must be presented at the Probate Department.
IN ORDER TO REGISTER A VEHICLE THAT IS TITLED FOR THE FIRST TIME THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED:
(a) An original title properly executed by the seller to the new owner (new owner must be present) or
(b) Title application completely filled out to the new owner or
(c) Manufacturers Certificate of Origin (new owner must be present) or
(d) Title in new owners name.
(e) Effective October 1, 2015 all titles will need to reflect the owner’s legal name as shown on their Driver’s License ID. This includes financed vehicles.
When transferring ownership on a title, the purchaser(s) must be present to sign the title application unless they give someone
Power of Attorney for them.
Vehicles with a lien require the following: copy of original title, lien holders complete names and mailing addresses, and the loan account number and loan date.
2. BILL OF SALE
(a) Cost of vehicle and date of sale
(b) Full description of the vehicle
(c) Complete name and address of the new owner
(d) Trade-in allowance, if any
(e) 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)
(f) Signature of buyer and seller
According to Alabama law a vehicle must have a minimum of liability insurance on it 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 correct and that the vehicle is properly insured. Proof of insurance document 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 OLDER THAN 35 YEARS REQUIRE #2, #3 AND #4 AS SHOWN ABOVE.
Anytime the Probate Office applies for a first time Alabama title on a vehicle, the vehicle will need to be here for inspection. Vehicles will not be inspected after 3:30 or in inclement weather.
|Renewal Month||First Letter of Last Name|
|January||A & D|
|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/November||National Guard, Commercial & Fleet Vehicles|
All vehicles in Alabama are personal property. The tax on this property is paid in advance from time of registration until your renewal month. Taxes on new vehicles are deferred until your subsequent renewal month.
To expedite tag renewal, Autauga County Residents must provide one of the following items: renewal notice,
previous year?s tag registration or tag number. New Autauga County Residents should provide proof of residency for Autauga County and one of the following items: renewal notice from the previous Alabama Court or title of the vehicle for which registration is needed.
AD VALOREM TAX VOUCHER
(Beginning date: August 2000)
In order to receive a voucher, one of the following criteria must be met:
You must provide documents to support the above criteria: