Rental or lease vehicles
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)
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)