Renewal Chart

It is your responsibility to renew your tag before the expiration date. Any changes to a renewal must come into the tag office. There is no grace period; your tag must be renewed by the end of your renewal month to avoid penalty and interest. There are several types of tags that require documentation each year that we must have before we can renew the tag, such as National Guard, Active Reserve, Firefighter, Rescue Squad, Fraternal Order of Police, Realtors, etc.

Renewal Month

First Letter of Last Name

A and D
C and E
F, G and N
H and O
M and I
P and L
J, K and R
Q, S and T
U, V, W, X, Y and Z


National Guard and Heavy Trucks


Commercial and Fleet Vehicles


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

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:
(a) Casual sale or trade…affidavit of buyer and address
(b) Sale or trade to license dealer…dealer’s bill of sale
(c) Theft of vehicle…report from law authority
(d) Lease trade-in…odometer statement
(e) Statement from insurance of company stating date of total loss

2. The voucher can only be issued to the registered owner and proof of identification must be provided
3. The credit can be applied to pay the ad valorem tax on another vehicle.
4. Alabama law sets the eligibility time period to receive a credit voucher 1 year from sale or other transfer date.
5. The voucher may only be redeemed in the county where it is issued.
6. The voucher can only be transferred by the owner to their spouse or dependent child.