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Gooseneck and semitrailers are subject to State Law requirements for certificate of title and registration by the payment of license fees and ad valorem taxes. Utility trailers that are designed for pulling behind an automobile or pickup truck remain subject to Alabama registration only. (Code of Alabama, 1975, 40-12-252).  Exemptions for title and tag requirements are limited to the following:

A sample of the necessary documents for title transfer for gooseneck and semitrailers is listed below.  For additional information concerning registration and title provisions, you may wish to call the License Commissioner's Office at (256) 233-6430 or the Alabama Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division.

NEW MANUFACTURED SEMITRAILER 

  • Manufacturer Statement of Origin Issued to Dealer and Assigned to New Owner
  • Bill of Sale, From Dealer to New Owner
  • Visual Inspection At Courthouse or By Alabama Law Enforcement Officer, MVT Form 5-10, (download form)

USED MANUFACTURED SEMITRAILER (Built On or After Model Year 1997)   PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED IN ALABAMA

  • Alabama Certificate of Title Issued in Seller Name and Assigned to New Owner or Copy of Alabama Title Application MVT 5-1C Issued To New Owner
  • Bill of Sale From Seller to New Owner
  • Current Alabama Tag Registration, or Alabama Tag Number, Decal Number & Year, Renewal Month
  • No Visual Inspection Required at Courthouse

USED MANUFACTURED SEMITRAILER (Built On or After Model Year 1997)   PREVIOUSLY TITLED IN ANOTHER STATE

  • Out-of-State Certificate of Title (If Titling State) Issued in Seller Name and Assigned to New Owner
  • Bill of Sale, From Seller to New Owner
  • Visual Inspection

USED MANUFACTURED SEMITRAILER (Built On or After Model Year 1997)   PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED IN ANOTHER STATE, BUT EXEMPT FROM TITLE

  • Current Out-of-State Tag Registration Receipt (If Non-Titling State) Issued in Seller Name
  • Notarized Bill of Sale For Each Seller to Buyer Assignment
  • Visual Inspection

USED MANUFACTURED SEMITRAILER (Built On or After Model Year 1997) ITEM OF HUSBANDRY (FARM USE) AND EXEMPT FROM TITLE AND TAG REGISTRATION

  • Most Recent MSO or Certificate of Title
  • Notarized Bill of Sale For Each Seller to Buyer Assignment
  • Affidavit Supporting Vehicle as Item of Husbandry
  • Visual Inspection