Are you looking for information on a vehicle in Alabama? Maybe you would like to report a bad driver, or perhaps you want to check the vehicle’s title records. An Alabama license plate lookup can help track the owner of a vehicle, the make and model, and the associated data. This guide will discuss how to conduct a vehicle owner lookup in Alabama and what kind of information you can expect to find. We will also provide some tips on how to use this information effectively. Let’s get started!
As of 2019, in Alabama, there were 5,288,208 registered vehicles equaling 1.9% of total vehicles in America. There are 4,026,151 driving license holders, equating to 1.8% of the national total. In 2020, in Alabama, there was a traffic crash every 3 minutes and 55 seconds.
There are a couple of ways to conduct an Alabama license plate lookup: using our website Lookupbyplate.com, a private investigator, and online background check websites.
Before conducting the license plate lookup, you must ensure it’s an Alabama registered vehicle. Here’s how you can go about identifying an Alabama license plate:
A standard Alabama license plate is 6 inches by 12 inches (15.24 cm by 30.48 cm). It has a lake and forest background with a blue, green and yellow colour scheme, and the license number is screen printed in black. Further, on the top, “Alabama” is printed in bold, “Heart of Dixie” is written in the bottom left (small print), and a two-digit year is stamped on the plate. The Alabama Department of Revenue introduced the current series on January 2, 2014.
The Alabama registration number is seven characters long and starts with one or two digits (depending on the county), followed by two letters and then two or three digits.
License number format: 0AB1234 or 00AB123 (depending on the county).
Alabama is one of 21 states that require the license plate to be displayed at the rear of the vehicle only.
The base registration cost of the license plate is $23, plus there is a $50 annual charge. Additionally, some counties impose local fees and ad valorem tax. The state transfer is $1.25.
There are following types of license plates available in Alabama:
1) Standard License Plates - These are the plates that most Alabama vehicles will have. It’s issued to Alabama residents who own private vehicles, motorcycles and pickup trucks.
2) Personalized License Plates - A personalisable license tag with a combination of letters and numbers selected by the vehicle owner. The fee for this type is $50, in addition to regular fees.
3) Specialty License Plates - Specialty or vanity license plates allow you to customize your tag to show your support for a charity, athletic team, college and university of your liking. Such license plates can also be specialized. The Alabama Motor Vehicle Division currently identifies 122 types of specialty plates.
Some of the famous specialty plates in Alabama are:
Last updated: 18/08/2023
Jason Arthur is a data junkie, writer, veteran amateur racecar driver and motorsport photographer. He is the co-founder of LookupaPlate, a collaborative platform to report bad drivers plying on American roads. He is also building a blockchain-based vehicle data marketplace (in stealth mode) and is an adviser to several startups.
Jason has been tracking the automotive industry since the 1990s and has a disturbingly deep obsession with the automotive world, and loves to explore whatever roads he can find. From high-speed racing on the circuit to off-road exploration, Jason has an insatiable appetite for adventure. Jason has written for numerous publications, including Autocar Magazine, Motorsport Magazine, and Road & Track.