Motor Vehicle Tags

Alabama Department of Revenue for Motor Vehicles

Your motor vehicle license plate (decal/tag) must be renewed each year. Renewal reminders are sometimes mailed as a courtesy at the beginning of the scheduled renewal month. It is your responsibility to renew your tag/decal during the correct renewal month. Your renewal month is determined by the first letter of your last name.

  RENEWAL MONTH  
  FIRST LETTER OF LAST NAME  
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
November
Commercial and Fleet Vehicles
National Guard (Except IRP)

The fees for renewing your vehicle license plate/decal is determined by a combination of your ad valorem tax assessment and a license fee.
To view specialty license plates, go to the Alabama Department of Revenue.

Effective January 1, 1998 a new Alabama Law has changed the policies and procedures regarding the renewal and/or transfer of your motor vehicle license plate. The Plate no longer goes with the vehicle.

Contact Us

Bay Minette
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(not in courthouse)
220 Courthouse Square
Bay Minette, AL 36507
Phone: 251.937.0260

Fairhope - map
1100 Fairhope Avenue
Fairhope, AL 36532
Phone: 251.​990.4645

Foley - map
201 East Section Avenue
Foley, AL 36535
Phone: 251.​972.6845

Robertsdale - map
Central Annex
22251 Palmer Street
Robertsdale, AL 36567
Phone: 251.​970.4098