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How do you register a car in Alabama?

I just moved to Alabama and want to register my car here. How do I do it?

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Will Baldwin · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Moving is always exciting—best of luck in
Alabama
!
First off, the Alabama
vehicle registration
process will differ based on whether you bought the car from a dealership or private seller and whether you are a resident or just moved.
Before you can register any vehicle in the state, it needs an
Alabama title
and the
state-mandated liability insurance
.
Once you get a title and insurance, complete a
vehicle information number
inspection and pay the registration fees. If you’re new to the state, you have 30 days to register the car. If you’re a resident, you have 20 days to register a new car once you take ownership.
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