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FAQ Categories / Tax: Rebuilt Inspection

Section 32-8-87, Code of Alabama 1975, requires you to have a master dealer regulatory license to apply for a rebuilt inspection. Licensed motor vehicle dealers are required to become designated agents of the Department. Designated agents are required to utilize the department's online title system to generate and submit title application data and required fees.

As owner of the vehicle prior to salvage, in accordance with §32-8-87(k)(3), Code of Ala. 1975, you may apply for rebuilt inspection by submitting the following:
o A completed application for rebuilt inspection
o The current salvage certificate of title
o All bills of sale for component parts replaced
o A copy of your registration receipt evidencing ownership prior to salvage
o $90 inspection fee in certified funds (cashier's check or money order)
o Effective April 1, 2024, paper applications will no longer be accepted. Rebuilt applications must be completed electronically through MyDMV, and we will only accept electronic payments.

The inspector will contact you once the request has been received and coordinate a location for the inspection.
No, the application must be received and processed first prior to having an inspection scheduled and completed. You will then have to wait until the inspector contacts you for an inspection.
Inspections are scheduled by the Motor Vehicle Inspector once your application is processed. The inspector will contact you for inspection once the request for inspection has been received.
An inspection is generally scheduled within 1 to 2 weeks once the application has been received.
The inspection fee is $90.00 ($75 for the inspection and $15 for the title issuance fee). The fee should be paid in either certified funds or money order made payable to the Department of Revenue.