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Alabama motor vehicle license plate/decal must be renewed each year. Courtesy renewal reminders are mailed to the last known address at the beginning of the scheduled renewal month. If you have changed your address since your last renewal or vehicle purchase, please notify the License Commissioner's office. It is the responsibility of the customer to renew your tag/decal during the correct renewal month, even if you do not receive a renewal reminder in the mail. The first letter of your last name determines the month in which your renewal is due. All late penalties are $15.00 plus interest and cannot be waived.

Renewal Chart
Renewal Month Last Name Begins With
January A, D
February B
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 and National Guard
November Commercial and Fleet Vehicles (Except IRP),
Manufactured Homes, National Guard

Renewals may be ordered online, by mail, or by phone.

Customers may now renew by telephone or online after their current renewal month has passed. For information on late renewals, please refer to FAQ Renewing Your Tag.

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Alabama Legislative Act #2010-268 now mandates that customers using a Visa or Mastercard will be charged a 2.3% fee ($1.50 minimum) for each registration year renewed, as well as $1.00 mail fee for decals. A mail fee of $2.50 will apply for customers receiving new metal plates.

Late fees are $15.00 plus interest and cannot be waived.