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Am I required to pay the registration fees for the entire year if my registration has been revoked?

Yes. Code Section 32-7A-11 requires the vehicle owner to purchase a new registration. All applicable registration fees, including additional fees and issuance fees will apply. The registrant does have the option to purchase a standard or God Bless America license plate for the remainder of the registration year so that the additional $50 registration fee would not be due. If the license plate has a personalized message, the registrant’s personalized message will be available again at the time of renewal. Note that the additional fee cannot be prorated (40-12-258).

Yes. Code Section 32-7A-11 requires the vehicle owner to purchase a new registration. All applicable registration fees, including additional fees and issuance fees will apply. The registrant does have the option to purchase a standard or God Bless America license plate for the remainder of the registration year so that the additional $50 registration fee would not be due. If the license plate has a personalized message, the registrant’s personalized message will be available again at the time of renewal. Note that the additional fee cannot be prorated (40-12-258).
Related FAQs in Liability Insurance, Reinstatement Fees
The local licensing office or Property Tax Division should be contacted to answer this question at (334) 242-1525.
An MLI verification notice is mailed to the address on the vehicle registration and/or emailed (if email address is available) to registrants asking for proof of insurance coverage for the vehicle on the verification date. If no response is received after 30 days from the MLI verification notice, the license plate has not been surrendered within 30 days or insurance cannot be verified by the DOR, a NOS is mailed to the registrant notifying them that their registration has been suspended.
The insurer should be asked to visit www.besuretoinsureal.com to provide the department confirmation of coverage on the vehicle for the requested verification date as shown on the verification notice. The confirmation should be provided on the insurer letterhead and submitted from the insurer’s email address indicating the response is being provided directly from the insurer.
Registrant should visit their local licensing official to pay the required reinstatement fee ($200 for first suspension; $400 for second and subsequent suspensions) and provide evidence of current Alabama liability insurance coverage. If the vehicle was in exempt (stored, inoperable, or other unused) status the registrant should visit their local licensing official to surrender the license plate within thirty days of the MLI verification notice. Failure to surrender the license plate within 30 calendar days of the MLI verification Notice will result in suspension of their vehicle registration.
The registrant will need to provide documentation (bill of sale, etc.) and surrender the license plate to the local licensing official to complete the revocation process. Form MV 32-7A-5 -Request for Registration Revocation is available to provide to the licensing official when the license plate cannot be surrendered.
The vehicle registration reinstatement fee provided for in the MLI law is a separate fee from the ticket fines related to tickets issued by law enforcement and assessed by the Administrative Office of Courts (AOC) or the local court system. In accordance with Section 32-7A-12, Code of Alabama 1975, the department will suspend the vehicle registration of any motor vehicle determined to be in violation of Section 32-7A-4, Code of Alabama 1975. In the case of a first violation, the department shall terminate the suspension upon payment of a reinstatement fee of $200 and the submission of proof of current insurance coverage on the vehicle. In the case of the second or subsequent violation, the department shall terminate the suspension upon payment of a reinstatement fee of $400 and submission of proof of current insurance coverage on the vehicle. The MLI law administered by DOR deals with vehicle registration. The MLI law administered by ALEA deals with the driver license. Please contact the law enforcement agency reflected on your citation for more information if needed.