Motor vehicles are registered through license plate issuing offices in the county in which the owner resides. If the owner is a firm, corporation, or an association, the motor vehicle is registered in the county in which the motor vehicle is used or operated. Note: in Jefferson County, several cities process motor vehicle registration renewals (Clay, Hoover, Irondale, and Vestavia Hills)
International Registration Plan (IRP) trucks and truck tractors, operating to points outside the State of Alabama, are registered through the Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division, Motor Carrier Services Unit.
Motor vehicles owned by the State, a county, municipality, public utility department, or volunteer fire department are registered through the Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division, Registration Section.