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The State of Alabama Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division is responsible for the licensing of non-dealer designated agents including law firms (manufactured homes only-title applications and cancellations).

The Code of Alabama 1975, Sections 32-8-34 and 32-20-22, defines the non-dealer designated agent license and bond requirements for law firms to provide manufactured home title and tag services. Law firms handling real estate transactions, estates and other legal affairs that involve a manufactured house that needs title ownership changes can register as non-dealer designated agent to complete the title process. A surety bond is required to process title changes and to ensure that title transactions are conducted in compliance of state laws.

License and Surety Bond Requirements:

  1. Completion of the online application (ETAPS) for a Non-Designated Agent Law Firm and payment of the license fee.
  2. Applicants must attend the two six-hour training classes before their ETAPS account will be activated. The training class covers titling procedures and ETAPS user training.
  3. Attach evidence that a principal of the firm is admitted to a state bar.
  4. A $25,000 surety bond is required only if the law firm is titling or cancelling titles of manufactured homes. The surety bond will need to be uploaded as an attachment to the license application.

How Much Will This Bond Cost?

The premium that you pay for an Alabama Non-Dealer Designated Agent Law Firm (manufactured homes only) Surety Bond is dependent on credit.

Did You Know?

A separate application must be submitted for each branch or location.

Related Links:

Alabama Department of Revenue - Dealer License / Designated Agent
Alabama Department of Revenue - Non-Dealer Application for Designated Agent

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