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/