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Alabama Free License Plate Lookup

One of the reasons one needs to run a license plate lookup is when buying a used car. A free license plate lookup tool will come handy in this situation. It can reveal important information that will help avoid getting scammed.

VinCheck.info offers free license plate lookup. Using your Alabama license plate, you can get a complete vehicle report at no cost. A vehicle report from VinCheck.info contains:

  •    Market Value
  •    Vehicle Specifications
  •    Equipment Details
  •    Fuel Efficiency
  •    Safety Rating
  •    Inspection Checklist
  •    Current Warranty
  •    Auto Insurance
  •    NMVTIS Report

Enter an Alabama license plate below to lookup your vehicle and get a complete report:

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Alabama License Plates & Placards

The Alabama Department of Revenue is responsible for the issuance of vehicle titles and registration. When you purchase a car, you need to register it within twenty (20) calendar days from the date of purchase. If you are new to Alabama, you must register your vehicle within 30 days.

You can apply for a replacement if your license plate is mutilated, lost, or stolen. Submit an application for replacement to the issuing office and pay applicable fees.

How to Register a Vehicle in Alabama

Before you can register a vehicle, you need to secure an Alabama title and insurance. Below are the requirements in registering your vehicle.

Out-of-state vehicle

  • Vehicle title. Owners who are on the title must be present or a power of attorney must be present
  • Vehicle registration from the previous state
  • Complete a vehicle identification number (VIN) inspection
  • Pay the applicable registration fees

Vehicle purchased from dealer

  • Yellow copy of title application, vehicle title, or manufacturer’s certificate of origin
  • The bill of sale showing sales tax information
  • Affidavit from Dealer
  • The license plates, if applicable
  • Current registration, if applicable
  • Valid Alabama driver’s license to prove your residency in the county where you are registering the vehicle
  • Proof of insurance
  • License plates to transfer, if applicable
  • Odometer disclosure statement for vehicles less than 10 years old and less than 16,000 pounds
  • Pay the applicable registration fees

Vehicle purchased from private party

  • Submit title completed by the previous owner
  • Return any old license plates
  • Transfer your license plates, if applicable
  • Valid Alabama driver’s license to prove your residency in the county where you are registering the vehicle
  • Most recent registration documents
  • Odometer reading for vehicles less than 10 years old and weighing less than 16,000 pounds
  • Pay registration fees

Types of Alabama License Plates

Alabama has nine (9) types of plates available to choose from. Each type of license plate has different requirements and fees.

  1. Standard Plates (all vehicles)
  2. Distinctive Plates (all vehicles)
  3. Collegiate Plates
  4. Military Plates
  5. Generic Distinctive Plates
  6. Generic Race Plates (all vehicles)
  7. Dealer & Manufacturer Plates
  8. Government Plates
  9. Vintage Plates (Passenger, Motorcycle, Truck)

Transferring of License Plates in Alabama

In Alabama, it is possible to transfer a license plate from one vehicle to another. The state transfer fee is $1.25. Additionally, a number of Alabama counties have imposed local issuance fees.

Contact the DMV near you for more information!

More Resources for Alabama Drivers:

Buying a used car in Alabama?  Don’t make a costly mistake. Run a Free License Plate Lookup on your Alabama-registered vehicle!

  1. Check for accidents. Every year, approximately 6.0 million automobile accidents are reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  2. Check for title brands. Flood, hail-damage, and salvage titles are examples of critical title brands.
  3. Check for special purpose designations. This includes taxi-use, rental-use, or police-use.
  4. Check for thefts. Lookup a VIN to check for an active theft or previously recovered theft record.

Run a Free Alabama License Plate Lookup now! Uncover the full-story of your Alabama-registered vehicle in seconds!

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