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Alabama Department of Revenue: October 31 Deadline Approaches for Motor Vehicle Dealer License Renewals

The October 31 deadline for motor vehicle dealers to renew their licenses for 2023 is fast approaching. Alabama Department of Revenue officials is urging all dealers to submit their renewal applications as soon as possible to avoid delays in the process.
Once a dealer's license has expired, they cannot legally sell or lease any vehicles until the license is renewed. Renewing a license can take up to 30 days, so it is essential to submit the renewal application well before the expiration date.

To renew a license, dealers must submit an Application for License Renewal (Form MV-1) along with the required fee. The renewal fee is $25 for a master off-site and off-site sales license and $125 for a master dealer license. The fees associated with the plates are $25 for dealers and $17 for motorcycle dealers.

The license year begins October 1, and dealers, including part recyclers and auto dismantlers, are urged to renew their licenses before October 21 to avoid a 15% penalty of the amount plus interest.

Log in to the Department's Online Services portal to renew your license. If you have forgotten your login information, use the "Forgot Username" or "Forgot Password" links on the login page. A new password will be emailed to you. You can reset the password by answering security questions. Click Lost Username if you do not know your username. You will be prompted to enter your email address. Your username will be emailed to you.

Your County Privilege License will remain active as long as your Dealer License is active. Don't hesitate to contact the Department's Motor Vehicle if you have questions about the renewal process.

Order your license plates and decals early to avoid any delays in receiving them. You can order online through the Department's Online Services portal or by contacting your local County License Plate Issuing Officer.

For more information, contact the Motor Vehicle Division at 334-242-9000 or visit the Alabama Department of Revenue website.

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Submitted by Robert James on Mon, 10/31/2022 - 06:22