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In what months are license plates renewed?

Alabama registers vehicles under a staggered registration system, January through November, based on the first letter of the owner’s last name. Motor vehicle registrations expire on the last day of the designated renewal month. For example, someone whose last name begins with the letter F, G, or N is required to register his/her vehicle in the month of April, and the previous registration expires on April 30.

Leased, commercial and fleet vehicles are subject to renewal in the months of October and November and the registrations for these type of vehicles expire on November 30.

Vehicles registered pursuant to the International Registration Plan (IRP) are assigned renewal registration months by the Department.

Alabama registers vehicles under a staggered registration system, January through November, based on the first letter of the owner’s last name. Motor vehicle registrations expire on the last day of the designated renewal month. For example, someone whose last name begins with the letter F, G, or N is required to register his/her vehicle in the month of April, and the previous registration expires on April 30. Leased, commercial and fleet vehicles are subject to renewal in the months of October and November and the registrations for these type of vehicles expire on November 30. Vehicles registered pursuant to the International Registration Plan (IRP) are assigned renewal registration months by the Department.
Related FAQs in License Plate renewal, Registration
No. While many counties make the determination to mail renewal notices, many other counties do not mail such notices. It is important to note that failure to receive a renewal notice does not relieve a vehicle owner from timely renewing the vehicle’s registration. Please contact your local licensing official’s office for further assistance.
Alabama registers vehicles under a staggered registration system, January through November, based on the first letter of the owner’s last name. Motor vehicle registrations expire on the last day of the designated renewal month. For example, someone whose last name begins with the letter F, G, or N is required to register his/her vehicle in the month of April, and the previous registration expires on April 30. Leased, commercial and fleet vehicles are subject to renewal in the months of October and November and the registrations for these type of vehicles expire on November 30. Vehicles registered pursuant to the International Registration Plan (IRP) are assigned renewal registration months by the Department.
Please visit our registration offices web page to view counties that offer online registration renewals.