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May 23, 2016

Alabama Vehicle Identification Number

To request a motor vehicle record in the state of Alabama you must fill out a specific form from the state, and mail it, along with a $15 money order to:

Alabama Department of Revenue
Motor Vehicle Division
P.O. Box 327680
Montgomery, Alabama 36132-7680

A motor vehicle request in the state of Alabama can be conducted by the VIN number and the report includes:

  • The name and address of the owner;
  • The name and address of the lienholder;
  • The name and address of the registrant;
  • Title Information;
  • Vehicle Make/Model/Year
  • VIN; and
  • The date of the lien.

You can also get vehicle title information through the Alabama Vehicle Information Check System or run a title lookup at the official Alabama Department of Revenue Motor Vehicle Division (ADOR-MVD) website.

The ADOR-MVD website is a fee-based service which costs $95 annually for subscribers and is $6 per record for those who are not subscribers.

Some statistics from the ADOR-MVD website:

  • As of 2016, there were 2,284,403 cars registered in the state of Alabama;
  • In a 2016 Alabama Crash Report there were:
    • 155,907 traffic accidents with 47,653 cases of injuries and 1,089 resulting in fatalities;
    • The crash fatality rate in Alabama was higher than the national crash fatality rate (1.56 vs 1.15 per hundred million vehicle miles;)
    • 52.7% of the total crashes involved passenger cars;
    • In their lifetime, drivers in Alabama have more than a one-in-three chance of being in a car crash which results in injury or death.
    • According to a 2016 Crime in Alabama Report regarding Motor Vehicle Theft:
    • In 2016, there were 234.5 thefts for every 100,000 Alabama residents, and
    • On average, there were 31.2 cars stolen per day.
  • According to an NBC News report regarding natural disasters in Alabama:
    • Alabama ranks as the 7th most disaster-prone state. Between the years of 1953 and 2017 there were 79 major disaster declarations; and
    • The state is prone to tropical storms and hurricanes and much of the state is in the region of “tornado alley” that is known locally as “Dixie Alley.”

State of Alabama Motor Vehicle Form

Alabama Vehicle Title Check

Alabama Department of Revenue Motor Vehicle Division (ADOR-MVD)

NBC News Report regarding natural disasters in Alabama

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Why should you run an Alabama VIN Check?
  • To check for accidents – around six million car accidents are reported annually by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration;
  • To check for title brands – flood, hail-damage, and salvage titles are examples of critical title brands to look for before you purchase a used car;
  • Look for used-cars that have had special-purpose designations – including taxi-use, rental-use, or police-use; and
  • To check and see if the vehicle has been stolen – the rates of stolen cars in Alabama in the year 2016 were 31.2 cars stolen per day. By running a VIN check you are ensuring that you are not purchasing a stolen car or a car with stolen parts.
Lemon Laws in Alabama

Designed to protect consumers from falling victim to faulty vehicles and the financial burden that often accompanies car repairs, “lemon laws” were created to offer buyers a way to get a refund or a replacement if their motor vehicle is found to be defective. The laws designed to protect consumers from faulty vehicles, those who manufacturer such cars, and the financial burden that a faulty vehicle causes families.

The Lemon Law of Alabama can be found in the state’s vehicle code, Title 32 – MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC. In Alabama, lemon laws apply to self-propelled vehicles which were intended primarily for use upon the highways. It does not include motor homes or any other vehicles that weigh over 10,000 pounds.

The Lemon Law only applies to vehicles which are:

  • Two (2) years old or less (or has 24,000 miles or less);
  • It has had at least three (3) attempts to repair the problem by either the manufacturer, an agent for the manufacturer, or an authorized dealer for the same issue; and
  • Has been out of service for at least 30 days and in the possession of the manufacturer, an agent for the manufacturer, or an authorized dealer.

If your car is defined as a lemon under the Alabama law, the manufacturer of the car has two options of your choosing:

  1. They can replace your “lemon” car with a new comparable car; or
  2. They can refund your money, including the full price of the contract, sales tax, title and registration fees, and any finance charges that may have accrue while you owned the car.

You should keep all documentation and records to help prove your case and be aware that there is a three (3) year statute of limitations from the date of delivery of the vehicle.

If you contact the manufacturer and the case is rectified relatively easily you should still file a complaint with the Alabama’s Office of the Attorney General, which can be done online at the Attorney General’s website. You may decide to consult with an attorney. If you decide to do so you should hire one who in Alabama and has handled lemon law cases which are similar to your case.

Lemon Law in the state of Alabama Code

Alabama Office of the Attorney General

State of Alabama: Motor Vehicle Division
Department of Motor Vehicles
50 N Ripley St
1 334-242-9000
Closed Saturday & Sunday
Alabama State Public Safety
Department of Motor Vehicles
502 Washington Ave
1 334-242-4259

Lee County Drivers License Office
Driver’s License Office
1220 Fox Run Ave
1 334-742-9986

Drivers License Office
Driver’s License Office
2645 Skyland Blvd E
1 205-553-0729
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Shelby County Vehicle Title
Department of Motor Vehicles
1018 County Services Dr #18
1 205-620-6600
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Russell County Drivers License
Department of Motor Vehicles
1320 Broad St
1 334-298-1953
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Drivers License-Testing
Department of Motor Vehicles
500 2nd Ave SW #3
1 256-775-4822

Dothan Drivers License Office
Department of Motor Vehicles
5679 Montgomery Hwy
1 334-983-5616
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Alabama State Troopers Office
Driver’s License Office
1115 Church St NW
1 256-539-0681
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Baldwin County Driver License
Driver’s License Office
201 E Section Ave
1 251-943-5061
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Drivers License Office
Driver’s License Office
104 Depot St
1 205-670-6836
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Fort Payne Driver’s License
Driver’s License Office
1209 Forest Ave NW
1 256-845-6089
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Drivers License Examiner
Driver’s License Office
100 S Clinton St # C
1 256-233-4152
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Dale County Motor Vehicle Department
Department of Motor Vehicles
100 E Court Sq
1 334-774-8427

Driver License Renewal
Driver’s License Office
2501 7th St #100
1 205-553-0729
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Conecuh County Driver License
Department of Motor Vehicles
111 Court St #103
1 251-578-2010

Driver’s License Renewal
Driver’s License Office
462 N Oates St
1 334-677-4730

Chilton County Driver License
Department of Motor Vehicles
500 2nd Ave N
1 205-280-7207

Driver License
Department of Motor Vehicles
260 Cedar Bluff Rd
1 256-927-8249

Cherokee County Motor Vehicle
Department of Motor Vehicles
260 Cedar Bluff Rd # 100
1 256-927-3654

Clarke County Drivers License
Department of Motor Vehicles
146 Clark St
1 251-275-4351

Talladega Drivers License
Department of Motor Vehicles
321 Talladega Court Hse # 321 , Talladega, AL 35160
1 256-362-2911
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Mobile County License Commission
Department of Motor Vehicles
3925 Michael Blvd
1 251-574-8551
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Escambia County Drivers License
Department of Motor Vehicles
Co Rd 3
1 251-867-0293

Clarke County License Commissioner Office
Department of Motor Vehicles
114 Court St
1 251-275-4141
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Chilton County Tag Division
Department of Motor Vehicles
407 2nd Ave N
1 205-755-1258
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Pelham Drivers License Office
Driver’s License Office
1018 County Services Dr
1 205-620-5891
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Jefferson County Car Tags
Tax Department
1801 3rd Ave N
1 205-481-4110
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Drivers License Office
Department of Motor Vehicles
4521 Military St S
1 205-921-4743

Drivers License Division
Driver’s License Office
1040 Coliseum Blvd
1 334-274-0306
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Alexander City Driver License
Department of Motor Vehicles
395 Lee St
1 256-329-0229

Dallas County License Tags
Department of Motor Vehicles
105 Lauderdale St
1 334-874-2517

Centreville Driver License Office
Department of Motor Vehicles
8 Court Square W
1 205-926-3108

Butler Driver License Office
Department of Motor Vehicles
117 S Mulberry Ave # 9
1 205-459-7325

Driver License Office
Department of Motor Vehicles
271 State St
1 205-648-2991

Chatom Driver’s License Office
Driver’s License Office
403 Court St
1 251-847-6713

Madison County Vehicle
Department of Motor Vehicles
12290 US-231
1 256-828-1362
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Mobile Driver License Office
Driver’s License Office
3400 Demetropolis Rd
1 251-660-2330
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Lamar Emergency Management Agency
Department of Motor Vehicles
1118 Co Rd 9
1 205-695-7105

Lee County Driver’s License
Driver’s License Office
215 S 9th St
1 334-737-3665

Montgomery County Auto Tags
Driver’s License Office
5449 Atlanta Hwy
1 334-272-8505
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Chambers Drivers License Office
Department of Motor Vehicles
18 Alabama Ave E
1 334-864-4371

Pike County Drivers License
Department of Motor Vehicles
120 W Church St
1 334-566-7031

Lee County Auburn : Driver’s License Office
Driver’s License Office
1266 Mall Pkwy
1 334-737-7298

Wetumpka Driver’s License Office
Driver’s License Office
303 Hill St
1 334-567-8871

Eufaula Driver License Office
Department of Motor Vehicles
303 E Broad St
1 334-616-6826

Russell County Automobile Tag
Department of Motor Vehicles
1000 Broad St
1 334-298-1520
Open until 5:00 PM

Fairhope Driver License Office
Department of Motor Vehicles
1100 Fairhope Ave
1 251-928-3002

Baldwin-Bay Minette Tag Title
Government Office
1 Courthouse Square
1 251-937-0260

Drivers License Division
Department of Motor Vehicles
502 Washington Ave
1 334-242-4241

Dale County Driver’s License
Department of Motor Vehicles
202 AL-123
1 334-774-6229
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Montgomery County Auto Tags
County Government Office
101 S Lawrence St
1 334-832-1233

Montgomery County Auto Tags
County Government Office
3075 Mobile Hwy
1 334-262-4226
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Drivers License Bureau
License Bureau
1280 E Lee Blvd
1 662-323-5316

AAA Alabama
Insurance Agency
312 Merchants Walk #5A
1 205-759-1202

AAA Alabama
Travel Agency
3345 Lowery Pkwy
1 205-841-2374
Closed Saturday & Sunday

AAA Alabama
Insurance Agency
3850 W Main St #201
1 334-793-6080

Heflin Driver License Office
Department of Motor Vehicles
279 Martin Luther King Jr Rd
1 256-463-2164
Permanently closed

AAA Alabama
Insurance Agency
653 Snow St
1 256-832-3101
Permanently closed

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