Renew Tags

License Department, Madison County
phone: 256-532-3310

Mark Craig, License Director

Click Here to Renew Your Tag Online

The site ONLY works with Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome 25+, Mozilla Firefox 27+, Opera 27+, and Safari 7 (on OSX 10.9 or higher). is also available on iOS (Apple) and Android smartphones. Simply go to to set up text/email reminders and renew through our fast, convenient, and user friendly mobile App without the need to go to your local Tag Renewal Office.

Click Here to Check Your Residency

The Madison County License Department operates from the Madison County Courthouse with several satellite offices to better serve the public. All locations provide: automobile, hunting, and fishing licenses; auto tag transfers; new resident vehicle registration and titles; boat registration. Business licenses are offered only at the Courthouse.

 Effective January 1, 2013, the State of Alabama enacted two laws pertaining to registrations, Acts 32-7A-5 and 37-7A-17. The laws are requiring that Title and Drivers License names match in order to renew registrations. If the owners names are different, we cannot register the vehicle. Also, if one of the owners is deceased, their name must be removed from the title before we can register the vehicle. We will need the original title mailed to us, so we can make the necessary changes.

Mandatory Proof of Insurance
Effective January 1, 2013, Alabama law, Act 2011-688 mandates a vehicle owner will not be allowed to register his or her vehicle or renew a registration unless the insurance status of the vehicle can be verified using OIVS Online Insurance Verification System or unless the vehicle owner can provide proof of insurance to the license plate issuing official at the time of registration or registration renewal. Proof of insurance documents include the vehicle owner's insurance card, current declaration page of the owner's liability insurance policy, or other such documents substantiating liability insurance coverage. Electronic versions of proof documents may also be accepted by county license plate issuing officials in completing vehicle registration transactions. Emails sent by the owner's insurer, computer printouts from an owner's insurer, electronic images provided by an owner's insurer on the vehicle owner's cellular phone, lap top, or other portable electronic device meet the evidence of insurance requirements, according to the Alabama Department of Revenue (Reference: Administrative Rule 810-5-8-.05, Evidence of Insurance Requirements, effective June 8, 2012.)

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Flash Player QuickTime Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer