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Personalized & Distinctive Alabama Tags
Alabama Distinctive Tags

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Personalized Tags

General Information:

Personalized tags may be ordered for most private passenger and commercial vehicles, and some motorcycle, bus, camper or antique vehicles. The combination of letters/numbers requested must not conflict with the regular number system and is subject to State of Alabama Revenue Department approval.  A maximum of seven characters will be allowed.


The fee for personalizing most specialty tags is $50.00.  There is a first tme fee for the initial tag.  You may personalize the "Helpin Schools" tag for $20.00.  A first time fee of $5.00 will be charged for the initial tag.  The fee is added to your standard issuance fee and ad valrem assessments.  If a personalized tag is stolen or lost, you can apply for a replacement tag and decals for a $3.25 charge.

Frequently Asked Questions About Personalized Tags:

How do I get a personalized car or truck tag?

You can save time by visiting the Alabama Department of Revenue website at to see if your choice is available.  The cost for reserving a personalized plate is $2.00 and payment must be made online using either VISA or MASTERCARD.  Once approved, the reservation will be valid for five business days.

How long will it take for me to receive my personalized tag?

Our office will provide you with a registration receipt and a 60-day temporary tag.  After the plate is manufactured, it will be mailed to your address in four or five weeks.