To correct an error on the face of an Alabama title, the owner or lienholder of record, must make application for a new certificate of title through a designated agent. Designated agents must submit the Application for Corrected title, the current certificate of title, and a statement on letterhead that supports the corrections requested on the title application to the department for processing. An MVT 5-7, Affidavit to Correct an Assignment on a Certificate of Title, cannot be used to correct information recorded on the face of the AL title.
To correct an error in a title assignment, the MVT 5-7 Affidavit to Correct an Assignment on a Certificate of Title must be completed and submitted with the title application.
See Administrative Rule: 810-5-75-.39 Corrections to Title Documents, for more details.
The odometer reading is not required to be recorded in the assignment of an MSO. However, if the odometer reading is provided in the assignment of the MSO the odometer reading on the title application must be equal to or progressive with the odometer reading in the assignment, unless the vehicle is exempt from mileage. The odometer disclosure section of an MSO or out of state title is not required, by the state of Alabama, to be completed.
The odometer reading on all other transfers with a certificate of title require the mileage to be certified, therefore, the mileage on the application must agree exactly with the mileage listed in the title assignment on all other transfers.
Yes. The owner name(s) on the title application must be identical to the owner name(s) in the assignment of the MSO, title or any other supporting document. This includes suffixes (Jr., III, etc.). If there is a variance in the owner’s name between the application and the assignment an affidavit attesting to the variance in the name may be provided.