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If the vehicle was stored or not working on the insurance verification date, do I still need to pay the reinstatement fee?

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 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.
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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 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.
Not necessarily. On a periodic basis, the DOR attempts to verify insurance for all registered vehicles. If insurance coverage cannot be verified for a vehicle, the DOR will mail an MLI verification notice to the address on the vehicle registration and/or email (if email address is available) the registrant asking for evidence of insurance on the vehicle.
Reinstatement fees are only due when the vehicle was not insured on the insurance verification date, or the vehicle did not qualify for an exemption (sold, stored, inoperable, etc.).
No. Go to www.besuretoinsureal.com , visit local licensing office or contact the MVD. If insurance coverage cannot be verified, variances between the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), insurance policy number or National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) number provided to local licensing officials could be different and could result in the insurer being unable to verify insurance coverage for the vehicle. To determine a possible VIN discrepancy, the registrant should check the VIN listed on their insurance card and registration receipt to find any discrepancies. If the VIN on the registrant’s insurance card is incorrect, the registrant should contact their insurer to get the information corrected. If the registrant believes the VIN reflected on the registration receipt is incorrect, the registrant should check with their local licensing official.