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What are the prohibited uses of dealer and dealer transit plates?

Rental or lease vehicles
Tow trucks
Service trucks or vans
Other service vehicles Penalties
$200 for first violation
$500 for each subsequent violation
Willful misstatements/documents filed with erroneous information in order to obtain license plates carry a criminal penalty of a Class A misdemeanor and a civil penalty of $1,000 to be assessed by the department.
Violating the dealer license law is a Class A misdemeanor.
$5,000 civil penalty for failure to maintain a blanket motor vehicle liability insurance policy.
(Section 40-12-264, Code of Alabama 1975)

Rental or lease vehicles Tow trucks Service trucks or vans Other service vehicles Penalties $200 for first violation $500 for each subsequent violation Willful misstatements/documents filed with erroneous information in order to obtain license plates carry a criminal penalty of a Class A misdemeanor and a civil penalty of $1,000 to be assessed by the department. Violating the dealer license law is a Class A misdemeanor. $5,000 civil penalty for failure to maintain a blanket motor vehicle liability insurance policy. (Section 40-12-264, Code of Alabama 1975)
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Rental or lease vehicles Tow trucks Service trucks or vans Other service vehicles Penalties $200 for first violation $500 for each subsequent violation Willful misstatements/documents filed with erroneous information in order to obtain license plates carry a criminal penalty of a Class A misdemeanor and a civil penalty of $1,000 to be assessed by the department. Violating the dealer license law is a Class A misdemeanor. $5,000 civil penalty for failure to maintain a blanket motor vehicle liability insurance policy. (Section 40-12-264, Code of Alabama 1975)
• Prospective purchasers, limited to 72 hours of use • Owners of the dealership • Partners of the dealership • Corporate officers of the dealership • Employees of the dealership
• Wholesalers • Rebuilders • New and used dealers
Dealer and motorcycle dealer plates may be obtained by licensed motor vehicle dealers. Manufacturer plates may be obtained by manufacturers of private passenger automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, truck tractors, or trailers, if the manufacturing facility is located in Alabama. (Section 40-12-264, Code of Alabama 1975)
Dealer and motorcycle dealer plate restrictions: • New motor vehicle dealers may obtain a combined total of 35 dealer and motorcycle dealer license plates • Used motor vehicle dealers may obtain a combined total of 5 dealer and motorcycle dealer license plates • Licensed new or used dealers may purchase an additional combined total of 25 dealer and motorcycle dealer license plates if they complete applications for certificates of title for 300 or more title transfers in this state during the previous dealer regulatory license year. There are no limitations on the number of manufacturer and motorcycle manufacturer plates that can be purchased by manufacturers. (Section 40-12-264, Code of Alabama 1975)
• May be used on vehicles on temporary loan from a dealer to a customer whose vehicle is being serviced or repaired by the dealer. • May be used on vehicles on temporary loan to a high school for the purpose of student driver education. • May only be displayed on vehicles in the dealer’s/manufacturer’s inventory. • May be used for one payload trip only on trucks or truck tractors in a dealer’s inventory with more than 2 axles on the power unit or a GVW exceeding 26,000 pounds. Limited to 72 hours of usage. If the dealer charges customers a fee for the uses above, dealer plates cannot be displayed on the vehicle. Motor vehicle dealers may display standard plates on vehicles in a dealer’s inventory. Ad valorem tax is not due when this occurs. (Section 40-12-264, Code of Alabama 1975)