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Apply to Become a Designated Agent

  • Apply to Become a Designated Agent
  1. Designated Agent Qualification Requirements:
    • Licensed Alabama Motor Vehicle Dealers must have a current Act 539 Regulatory License.
    • Licensed financial institutions – submit a copy of their Title 5, Chapter 19, state banking license or equivalent.
    • Pawnshops – submit copy of Alabama pawnshop license.
    • Insurance companies
    • Towing companies
    • Manufactured home dealers
    • Out of state financial institutions (manufactured homes only) – submit copy of company’s state business or regulatory license.
    • Law firms (manufactured homes only) – submit copy of document evidencing that a principal of the firm is admitted to the State Bar.
  2. Access application to become a designated agent. 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.
  3. When a completed package is received by the department, the designated agent account will be set up in ALTS and a designated agent certificate will be sent to the applicant. Note: the legal name of the business must be provided on the application and bond form.

All designated agents are required to complete the Designated Agent training seminar.