Act 2019-245, effective January 1, 2020, amends the unclaimed/abandoned motor vehicle law for the following:
- Extend holds on title records from 45 to 60 calendar days on any vehicle reported as unclaimed;
- Require title be issued under surety bond pursuant to Section 32-8-36, Code of Ala. 1975, on vehicles purchased from non-bonded agent
- Require title be issued under surety bond pursuant to Section 32-8-36, Code of Ala. 1975, on any vehicle purchased from a bonded agent if the purchaser fails to apply for title within one calendar year from the date of sale.
Administrative Rule 810-5-75-.52 provides towing companies to become a designated agent of the department. Please click on the following link for information on how to become a designated agent.https://revenue.alabama.gov/motor-vehicle/apply-to-become-a-designated-agent/
Alabama Department of Revenue: Paperwork – Becoming an Non-Dealer Designated Agent Application ➡️ https://revenue.alabama.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Non-Dealer-App-for-DA.pdf
Designated Agent: Training PowerPoint ➡️ https://revenue.alabama.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/ALTS-Training-20180101.pdf