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The State of Alabama Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division is responsible for the licensing of non-dealer designated agents such as financial institutions, manufactured home dealers (title applications and cancellations), pawnshops, out-of-state financial institutions (manufactured homes only-title applications and cancellations), law firms (manufactured homes only-title applications and cancellations), and title agents (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 requirements. Title agent that act in the capacity of a designated agent are required to obtain a surety bond to ensure compliance of state laws and faithful performance of duties in the titling of manufactured or modular homes.

Surety Bond and License Requirements:

  1. Completion of the online application (ETAPS) for Non-Dealer Designated Agent Title Agent 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 a copy of the applicants certificate of authority issued by the Alabama Department of Insurance.
  4. A $25,000 surety bond is required for the license only if titling 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 you pay for an Alabama Non-Dealer Designated Agent Title Agent (manufactured homes only) Surety Bond start as low as $200 based on good 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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