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 Month||Last Name Begins With|
|April||F, G, N|
|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
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.
Alabama Legislative Act #2010-268