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  • If the registration is revoked and I do not purchase a new vehicle during the registration period, can the ad valorem tax be refunded?

If the registration is revoked and I do not purchase a new vehicle during the registration period, can the ad valorem tax be refunded?

The local licensing office or Property Tax Division should be contacted to answer this question at (334) 242-1525.

The local licensing office or Property Tax Division should be contacted to answer this question at (334) 242-1525.
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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.
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 DOR will use the information to attempt to verify insurance coverage with the insurer. If insurance is verified (i.e. confirmed) successfully, the MLI record will be closed. If insurance is not verified (i.e. unconfirmed), the registrant should contact their insurer and request that the insurer provide evidence of insurance coverage (statement on insurer’s letterhead) for the vehicle on the insurance verification date. The evidence can be submitted electronically to DOR at: www.besuretoinsureal.com or it can be submitted to their local licensing official.
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.