Alabama Transfer Car Title

Do you need to transfer your car title in Alabama? If an AL car title is currently in your name, but should be amended, learn more about the process and get started by following the steps below.

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.

The most important part of the sale of a vehicle, aside from actually putting down the payment, is the transfer of the vehicle's title. In the state of Alabama and across the country, the car title is viewed as the document that represents one's ownership of the car. Thus, it is crucial that this piece of paper be transferred to the person who has just purchased it. There are two different scenarios that you can face. One of them concerns buying from a dealership. In the event you are buying a used car from a dealership, you don't have to worry about the transfer as the dealer will do it for you. However, if you are having a transaction with a private seller, then you must download this transfer form and make sure the process is done correctly.