Applications for an Alabama dealer regulatory license must be submitted to the department electronically. Click here to apply: https://mvlicense.mvtrip.alabama.gov. Upon submission of the license application, a transmittal sheet will be provided that lists which documents must be submitted to the department.
Note: If there are outstanding liabilities resulting from penalty assessments for license plates, licenses will not be renewed.
All licensees are required to submit to the department a continuous bond in the amount of $50,000. All dealers are required by law to become designated agents of the department. The dealer bond also satisfies the designated agent bonding requirement. (Section 40-12-398, Code of Alabama 1975)
Master Dealer License $125.00
Each additional place of business: $ 5.00
Off-site sales license: $25.00
Master Off-site Sales License $25.00
(Off-site sales licenses must be purchased at least 10 calendar day prior to sale.)
Each dealer must maintain blanket liability insurance coverage for all vehicles owned or associated with the business. Minimum insurance limits are:
$25,000 bodily injury/person/accident
$50,000 combined bodily injury/accident
$25,000 property damage/accident or a combined single limit of $75,000/accident
(Section 402-12-392, Code of Alabama 1975)