How to own a vehicle in

Alabama

as a non-US resident

Alabama
at a glance
Address requirements
Alabama address required to own a vehicle in Alabama.
Identity requirements
If an Alabama license has not yet been obtained, he/she must provide a valid driver's license from another US state
Average cost to own a vehicle
4% of the vehicle's value
Plus fees of:
$65-$73

Presence requirements

The states, not the national government, control vehicle ownership in the United States.

In order to own a vehicle in any US state, you must establish a presence in that state.

These are the presence requirements to own a vehicle in this state.

Address

Alabama address required to own a vehicle in Alabama.

Proof of residency at address

Proof of Alabama residency required to register a vehicle in Alabama.

Identity

If an Alabama license has not yet been obtained, he/she must provide a valid driver's license from another US state

Cost of owning a vehicle

When you register a vehicle - apply for ownership and permission to drive it on public roads - two costs are due:

  • Sales tax
  • Registration fees
Sales tax and registration fees are due in the state in which the vehicle is registered, not where the vehicle is purchased.

These are the costs to own a vehicle in this state.

Sales tax rate (state + local average)

4% of the vehicle's value

Registration fees

$65-$73

Inspection requirements

In order to register a vehicle (or renew a registration) in this state, the vehicle must meet the following inspection requirements:
None required.

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