Is there a problem with your vehicle’s Alabama title? Was it misplaced, damaged, or stolen? If so, you should apply for a duplicate Alabama title.
If you ever intend to transfer ownership of your vehicle, having the title in order is important. This is the legal document that proves you own the vehicle. You can’t sell it, donate it, or complete your vehicle registration or renewals without it, so keep it safe!
How can I get a duplicate title when my vehicle was last titled in Alabama?
The titled owner(s) or recorded lienholder can apply for a replacement title online by using the Public Title Portal. Once the title application is complete, it can be electronically uploaded and submitted for payment. The application fee is $15.00 and is non-refundable. The electronic application must be submitted to ADOR for processing and review. In addition, an application for replacement title can be processed by any designated agent.
Is a physical Alabama address required for the owner on the application?
Yes, a physical address located in Alabama must be provided for the owner on the application. A P.O. Box address may be provided for the special mailing address if there is no lienholder listed on the title application.
Is the assignment of an MSO or title required to be notarized?
No, the state of Alabama does not require the assignment of an MSO or title to be notarized.
The lienholder’s name on the application is listed as Bank Loans NA and in the assignment is listed as Bank Loans. Would the title application be rejected by the department for this?
Yes, the lienholder’s name on the title application must agree exactly with the lienholder’s name provided on the back of the MSO or title.
What are the requirements for names and signatures?
The name of the owner(s) to be shown on the application for certificate of title must be the current legal name of the owner(s) of the motor vehicle or manufactured home for which a certificate of title is requested. Owner name(s) on the title application must agree with the name on supporting documents. The seller information listed on the title application must agree with supporting documents. In lieu of handprinted names and signatures, an electronic signature is acceptable when authorized by the department. See Administrative Rule: 810-5-75-.40 Requirements for Names and Signatures on Title Applications, Title Assignments, and Motor Vehicle Registrations, for more details.
What documents will I need to make application for Alabama certificate of title?
An applicant for Alabama certificate of title must surrender the following documents to the designated agent in order to complete an application for Alabama certificate of title: (a) the outstanding manufacturer’s certificate of origin or certificate of title that is either in the applicant’s name or assigned to the applicant and any documents which support the transfer of the vehicle to the applicant; (b) if the vehicle is currently registered in a jurisdiction which does not title such vehicles, the applicant must surrender the outstanding registration documents which substantiate ownership of the vehicle. Additional documentation may be required if it cannot be determined whether the vehicle meets federal and state safety, emissions and anti-theft standards.
What is the cost to make application for Alabama certificate of title?
The title application fee is $15.00 for each application for Alabama certificate of title for a motor vehicle. The title application fee is $20.00 for each application for Alabama certificate of title for a manufactured home. Designated agents shall add the sum of $1.50 as the commission for each application processed. License Plate Issuing Officials may also collect an additional $1.50 commission for each application processed to defray the cost of processing and mailing title applications. Certain counties may also have local fees which are due when an application for title is processed by that License Plate Issuing Official. Please contact the County License Plate Issuing Official to determine if any local fees apply.
How can I get a duplicate title when my vehicle was last titled outside of Alabama?
The vehicle’s registered owner must apply for a duplicate title through the state where the vehicle was previously titled.