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A Certificate of Title is necessary when the original title can’t be found or it was destroyed. A Certificate of Title Surety Bond is your guarantee that you are the true owner of a vehicle that does not have a title.

The Alabama Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division, Title Section is responsible for the issuing titles for new, used and lost or destroyed titles for trailers, motorized passenger vehicles, pickup trucks, trucks, buses, recreational vehicles, motorcycles and manufactured homes. The Code of Alabama 1975, Title 32, Chapter 8, Article 36 provides the requirements for the issuing of titles.

Alabama Lost Title Surety Bond Requirements:

  1. Complete the Certificate of Title Surety Bond Application
  2. Complete the Affidavit Supporting the Certificate of Title Bond Application
  3. Obtain a surety bond for the applicable amount:
  • Trailers
  • Less than five (5) model years old- $25,000 surety bond
  • Five (5) model years old but less than ten (10) model years old $25,000 surety bond
  • Ten (10) or more model years old $5,000 surety bond

  • Passenger Vehicles and Pickup Trucks
  • Less than five (5) model years old- $50,000 surety bond
  • Five (5) model years old but less than ten (10) model years old $25,000 surety bond
  • Ten (10) or more model years old $10,000 surety bond

  • Trucks, Buses and Recreational Vehicles
  • Less than five (5) model years old- $100,000 surety bond
  • Five (5) model years old but less than ten (10) model years old $50,000 surety bond
  • Ten (10) or more model years old $25,000 surety bond

  • Motorcycles
  • Less than five (5) model years old- $25,000 surety bond
  • Five (5) model years old but less than ten (10) model years old $10,000 surety bond
  • Ten (10) or more model years old $5,000 surety bond

  • Manufactured Homes
  • Less than ten (10) model years old $50,000 surety bond
  • Ten (10) or more model years old $25,000 surety bond

  • The surety bond remains in effect for 3 years from issue date

    Exemptions:

    1. Trailers, manufactured homes, semi-trailer, travel trailer, folding or collapsible camping trailers more than twenty (20) years old are exempt from titling (as of January 1, 2012).
    2. Motor vehicles more than thirty-five (35) years old are exempt from titling (as of January 1, 2012).
    3. Low speed vehicles do not require a title. Low speed is defined as a four-wheeled motor vehicle with a top speed of 25 miles per hour and has a gross vehicle weight (GVWR) of less than 3,000 pounds or a neighborhood electric vehicle.

    How Much Will an Alabama Certificate of Title Bond Cost?

    The premium you pay for an Alabama Certificate of Title Surety Bond may be as low as $100 depending on the bond amount required and credit.

    Did You Know?

    You may not need to get an Alabama Certificate of Title for vehicles more than 35 model years old.

    Related Links:

    Alabama Vehicle Title FAQs
    Alabama Application for Replacement Title

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