Every motor vehicle not more than 35 model years old, which is domiciled in Alabama and is required to be registered in Alabama, is required to have an Alabama certificate of title. Travel trailers and folding and collapsible camping trailers not more than 20 model years old are required to have an Alabama certificate of title. Manufactured Homes with a 2000-year model and newer are required to be titled.
EXEMPTIONS: NO Alabama certificate of title shall be obtained for:
A motor vehicle more than 35 model years old
A trailer more than 20 model years old
A utility trailer is a vehicle without motive power designed to be drawn by a passenger car or pickup truck.
Boats, boat trailers, or any type watercraft
Bumper pull trailers
Modular Homes (Section 32-20-21)
Manufactured Homes (1999 and older models)
No Alabama certificate of title or registration shall be obtained for:
Special Mobile Equipment
An implement of husbandry
Trailers that are titled in Alabama include:
Folding and Collapsible Camping Trailers
Horse trailers with living quarters
5th Wheels (Campers)
Dump Truck Trailers
Please go to: https://alts.mvtrip.alabama.gov/Application/ApplicationStatus/Prequalifier, to track the status of your title application.
You may also contact the designated agent who submitted your application to the Department for processing, to inquire about your title application status.
Designated agents should forward the completed title application packet to the department’s mailing address within 10 calendar days for processing.
If the designated agent is set up for document upload and are currently uploading their own title applications and supporting documents, then they should be uploading these applications within 10 calendar days for processing.
Processing times may vary. Titles are normally issued within 10 – 15 days from the date the application and supporting documents are received by the Department and all required documentation is correct.