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Instructions for Licensing Out of State Vehicle

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Vehicle with a Lien

You will need the following:

  1. A legible Copy of the original Certificate of Title,  or previous out of state registration with the title number listed of the vehicle, valid driver’s license for all parties and proof of insurance.
  2. You must bring in the vehicle at time of registering, to have the VIN number and mileage certified.
  3. Should one party be unable to come into our office for the registration, you will need a copy of each person’s driver’s license.

 

The following states send the valid original title to the owner and not to the lien holder. Applicants from these states must surrender their titles: AZ KS KY ME MD MN NJ NY OK WI. Sometimes these states may give the original title to either the lien holder or owner: MI MT SD WY. Any owner holding the original title while there is a lien must surrender it at the time of application for an Alabama title.

Vehicle with a clear title or no lien

You will need the following:

  1. Original Title, valid driver’s license for all parties and proof of insurance
  2. You must bring in the vehicle at time of registering, to have the VIN number and mileage certified.
  3. Should one party be unable to come into our office for the title procedures, you will need a Power of Attorney form completed by the licensee. The appointed person must come in to apply for the Title and the License Plates. The Power of Attorney form must be notarized. Power of Attorney form can be downloaded here.

Leased Vehicles

  1. If your vehicle is leased, you must have the Original Certificate of Title, an Original Power of Attorney from the Lease Company, a valid driver’s license for all parties and proof of insurance.
  2. If your vehicle is titled in a former name, bring a COPY of your marriage certificate or decree to change your name. Without this information, your title will remain the original titled name.
  3. If an overseas registration is involved, you MUST bring the registration with you. If the registration list the owner and military personnel, but the MSO or Title only has the owner’s name, we will need proof by bringing a copy of the MSO or Title; otherwise all names will be listed on your Alabama Registration.
  4. Please park your vehicle in the designated inspection areas on the east side of the courthouse or any of the satellite offices.
  5. The following information regarding your vehicle is needed to complete your Alabama Registration:

Make

Model

Year

Color

Body Type

Cylinders

Mileage

Your Current Address

 

 

 

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