Renew Registration in Alabama

Need to renew your Alabama car registration? We've collected helpful information that will save you some time, and we offer links to resources that will get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.

1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Online application assistance can simplify the process for many DLD related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from the DLD offices or websites, you will receive value added products such as a comprehensive Easy Guide containing information relevant to your service needs. Where possible, we will prepare your DLD forms and/or provide links to DLD online services. You will also receive 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DLD in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DLD.

3: Via a DLD office

If you prefer to access DLD services in person or your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at a physical DLD office location. Varying DLD offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DLD closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your local DLD allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in-person visit is either preferred or required.

Renewing your Alabama Car Registration

Renewing your registration is an easy process in Alabama, as you are given option of renewing your tag in person, online or via mail.

Alabama allows some drivers to renew their registrations online, provided that they meet the certain state requirements. In order to register online, visit the Alabama DOR’s E-services tab and follow the instructions given. You will receive an e-mail within three days stating if the process was successful or not. 

To renew your registration in-person, visit for a list of DLD offices in the state of Alabama. You will also be required to present payment for the required fees, your license plate number and proof of insurance.

You are only eligible to renew by mail if you’re out-of-state or can’t make it into an office. If you're looking to renew your tag by mail, and you have not received the appropriate form when you received your renewal notice, or it was lost, please contact your local tag and title office. When mailing in your renewal form, be sure to include a check or money order for the required fees.