Access the designated agent package (ALTS).Please note: the dealer regulatory license bond satisfies the designated agent bonding requirement. Non-dealers are required to post a surety bond in the amount of $50,000, payable to the State of Alabama.
When a completed package is received by ALDOR, the designated agent account will be set up in ALTS, and a designated agent certificate will be sent to the applicant.
All designated agents are required to complete a training course before their ALTS account is activated and they are allowed to process title applications through ALTS.
Upon activation, the administrator can create additional users for the dealer and submit title applications.
(Off-site sales licenses must be purchased at least 10 calendar days prior to sale.)
Each dealer must maintain blanket liability insurance coverage for all vehicles owned or associated with the business.
Minimum insurance limits are:
(§402-12-392, Code of Ala. 1975)
After the dealer license has been obtained, the dealer must visit the county licensing office to purchase the appropriate privilege license(s) (Sections 40-12-51, 40-12-62, or 40-12-169).
Dealer plates will be issued by the Department of Revenue, contingent upon proof of the appropriate privilege licenses.
Dealer plates may be requested in the Motor Vehicle License portal.
Manufacturers must present their Section 87 license in order to purchase manufacturer license plates.
If a plate becomes mutilated to the point that it is illegible, the plate must be returned to ALDOR, and a replacement plate will be issued upon payment of the appropriate fee (§40-12-265, Code of Ala. 1975).
If a dealer withdraws a vehicle from inventory, the licensed dealer shall purchase an Alabama license plate and register the vehicle.
Motor vehicle dealer, motorcycle dealer, and manufacturer license plates may not be used in lieu of regular issued license plates as a means of avoiding registration and ad valorem tax requirements.
• Motor vehicle rebuilders may use dealer transit plates to move vehicles to and from repair points as necessary to complete the restoration, or may be moved as permitted by ALDOR for inspection.
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.
There is a $5,000 civil penalty for failure to maintain a blanket motor vehicle liability insurance policy.
(Section 40-12-264, Code of Alabama 1975)