Jefferson County, Alabama

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Jefferson County Residents And Automobile Dealers Can Submit Title and Registration Documents Via Mail While Courthouse Is Closed To Public

Birmingham,AL – As a result of the Jefferson County Courthouse and affiliate locations being closed to the public to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19/coronavirus, the Jefferson County Department of Revenue will accept customers’ purchase transactions from citizens and dealerships via mail. The documents should be mailed via common courier (e.g. FedEx, UPS, etc.) to:

Jefferson County Department of Revenue

716 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N. Suite A-100

                          Birmingham,AL 35203

“This will allow us to continue to process registrations for the public and dealerships. It’s important for people to provide all of the information below – especially contact information in case our employees have questions,” said Tony Petelos, Jefferson County Chief Executive Officer and County Manager.

In order to process transactions for automobile purchases, citizens and dealerships are required to provide the following items:

·        A properly completed Alabama Application for Certificate of Title (form MVT 5-1E) or Manufacturer’s statement of origin(required for a new vehicle that has never been issued a title)

·        Bill of Sale

·        Valid and unexpired proof of identity (required forall owners)

·        Proof of Alabama Insurance

·        MV Dealer Affidavit – Ad Valorem Tax Exemption (for preo-wned vehicles only)

·        Previous license plate number for tag transfer request

·        Proof of residency if relocating from another county or state

·        Customer contact information (telephone number and/or email address)

If the dealer’s transaction is a lease, please provide the following documents:

·        A properly completed Alabama Application for Certificate of Title (form MVT 5-1E)

·        Valid and unexpired proof of identify (required for all owners/operators)

·        Motor vehicle lease agreement

·        Power of attorney, if applicable

·        Proof of Alabama Insurance

·        Proof of residency if relocating from another county or state

It is important that you provide the owner’s telephone number and email address with the documents to permit the Revenue Office to contact the owner(s) if there are questions. This will also allow the Revenue Office to notify the customer of the amount due for their transaction.

Jefferson County citizens who need to renew their registration may do so via mail or internet. When renewing by mail make sure that the check is made out to Travis A. Hulsey and proof of insurance is included. Send your renewal request to:

Jefferson County Department of Revenue

PO Box 11088

Birmingham, AL 35202-1088

The most convenient way to renew your car registration is online at:

All requests for tag/decal replacements or address changes may be submitted to our email address at or you can call the office at 205.325.5171.

Please be advised that the State of Alabama Department of Revenue has extended the deadline for March 2020 registration renewals through April 15, 2020. 

We will continue to post updates of any information on our website