Alabama car registration extensions issued through June 19

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Alabama Department of Revenue provides general supervisory guidance for the registration and taxation of vehicles throughout the state.

With most offices being closed to the public, orders to extend registration have been applied.

“The commissioner of revenue issued and order actually has issued 3 orders extending the registration period for vehicles that were acquired and require to be registered in March, April or May or June,” said Deputy Commissioner Mike Gamble, Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division. “It runs through June the 19th. There has been an extension for all registrations without penalties for those vehicles.”

Dealerships have been assisting in this process for customers that have purchased a new car and are needing to get their tags.

“We’ve had to do a lot of extra assistance to our customers right now,” explained Kevin Woodall, Hyundai of Dothan business manager. “It is kind of varying by county, by state, on what the requirements of each location are. I’ve had to fax, email, do some different things to assist in the process of tagging and registering the vehicle.”

If your renewal month falls between March and June, you have until June 19 to renew your vehicle without penalties.

Meanwhile, if you have not registered your vehicle and your vehicle falls between the dates of March 17 through June 19, you shouldn’t have to worry about being pulled over.

“We notify law enforcement, the Sheriff’s Association, the Association of Chiefs of Police, ALEA; we also send out notices through the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, so that law enforcement in other states are also aware of that extension period,” Gamble said.

The local Dothan office of the department of revenue has a drive-up service available for registration and signs posted all over the premises to help answer questions.

For more information, you can visit www.Revenue.Alabama.Gov and click on the link for COVID-19 updates.

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