Specialty and Personalized Tags
Specialty License Plates
There are many specialized license plates available and too numerous to list. For additional information, you may call our office at (251) 574 - 8551 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. You can also visit the Alabama Department of Revenue web site here, then click on License Plate Information followed by Distinctive License Plates.
Personalized License PlateA personalized tag can be acquired for most private passenger, commercial vehicles, some motorcycles, busses, campers or antique vehicles. The combination of letters/numbers requested must not conflict with the regular number system and is subject to State of Alabama Revenue Department approval.
Cost: The fee for a personalized tag is $50.00 each year over and above your standard issuance fee and property tax assessment. Issuance of a new metal plate is subject to a $5.00 issuance fee. If the personalized tag is stolen or lost, you can apply for a replacement tag and decal at a cost of $3.25. For tags that have been stolen, a copy of the police report is required
Where: Personalized tags can be ordered at all offices of the License Commissioner.
How: You can save time, by visiting the Alabama Department of Revenue website. Click here to see if your choice is available. You can make four selections from this website. If your request is approved by the Alabama Department of Revenue, you will have two days to come into one of the offices of the License Commissioner to complete the necessary paperwork and pay the required fees. A registration receipt will be provided as well as a 60 day temporary tag (no charge for the temporary tag). After the license plate is manufactured, it will be shipped directly to your address within four to five weeks.
Alabama Legislative Act #2010-268
Late fees are $15.00 plus interest and cannot be waived.