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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?

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.
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).
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.
Registrants are required to provide licensing officials with insurance information (policy number, NAIC #, policy type), including updates, when the vehicle is registered. This information is used by DOR to verify vehicle insurance using the Online Insurance Verification System (OIVS).