Alabama law requires annual renewal registration of vehicles each
year. A registrant's vehicle tax year is determined on a staggered basis
and is based on the registrant's first letter of his last name.
Letter of Last Name
||A and D
||C and E
||F, G, and
||H and O
||M and I
||P and L
||J, K, and
||Q, S, and
||U, V, W,
X, Y, and Z
Guard, Heavy Trucks
and Fleet Vehicles
Residents of Limestone County need the following items to renew
- Courtesy Mail Renewal Notice, or
- Previous Year's Tag And Tax Registration Receipt, or
- Alabama Metal Tag Number, and
- Alabama Driver License Number or Alabama ID Card
Number, with Valid Expiration Date, and
- Evidence of Vehicle Liability Insurance.
Each of the first three items above display a registrant's renewal month and
serve as renewal reminders for vehicle owners. A mail reminder is sent to the
owner's last known county address at the beginning of the scheduled renewal
month. It is the owner's responsibility to renew his vehicle registration during
the designated month, even if the courtesy reminder does not arrive by mail.
An Alabama resident who moves to our county from another Alabama county, will
be required to register his vehicle in Limestone County
during his annual renewal month. The current tag and tax
registration receipt copy, or the courtesy mail renewal notice received from the previous county, should be
brought to our office for registration in
this county. Each registered owner or co-owner
should also bring their valid Alabama driver license or photocopy to comply with
Act 2011-688 related to Mandatory Liability Insurance compliance. Proof of
insurance will be required by evidence that includes the provider's NAIC, policy
number, and current effective date.
The best time to renew your tag in person is between the 11th and 25th of the
month. Mondays and Fridays are high activity days in the office, along
with the first working day following holidays.
The standard license plate undergoes a design change every five years. A new
design was introduced by Governor Bob Riley for distribution beginning January 1, 2009.
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There are many special tags available for registration that permit vehicle
owners to visibly support and financially fund certain organizations. More
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issuance of collegiate plates includes an additional $50.00 for the school to
apply to their education trust fund. Proceeds from the fund is applied to
scholarships for qualified students in Alabama.
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veteran of foreign wars commemorative license plates must provide their supporting documents
to the local office of the Department of Veteran Affairs for certification.
The issuance of the metal plate includes an additional $3.00. When
registration is validated by decals only, the standard fee applies.
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Many organization and collegiate license plates may be personalized with a
unique message that serves as a substitute for a registration number.
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