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.
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.
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
In order to register a vehicle (or renew a registration) in this state, the vehicle must meet the following inspection requirements: