Vehicle Tags

Tag Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4pm (excluding holidays or other closure dates)

The City of Vestavia Hills tag service is available for residents of the City of Vestavia Hills ONLY. Vestavia Hills residents may renew tags in the Finance department at City Hall or online at To register a new vehicle online, visit Please note: The City of Vestavia Hills does not renew driver’s licenses or photo IDs.

Tag Renewal/Registration Checklist

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Jefferson County residents that do NOT live in Vestavia Hills may renew auto tags at the Jefferson County Revenue Office located in Hoover (205.497.8976) or the Jefferson County, Bessemer or Centerpoint Courthouses.

For Vestavia Hills residents, the following services are available in the Finance department at City Hall, Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4pm:

  • Tag renewals for cars, trucks, motorcycles, low-speed vehicles*, trailers and boats
  • New car registration – for vehicles purchased from a dealership in Alabama. Owner must have bill of sale and application for title in addition to the other required documents.
  • Handicap placards

Following is information about tag renewal service available at the City of Vestavia Hills:

  1. You must be a resident of the City of Vestavia Hills and Jefferson County. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  2. You must provide a valid driver’s license or Alabama non-driver’s ID.
  3. You must provide proof of insurance for all vehicles being registered. Digital proof, i.e. documents on your mobile device, are acceptable.
  4. Please provide the following:
    • Current vehicle registration or renewal notification. If you do not have it, we can look it up based on proof of insurance and driver’s license or tag number.
    • Current telephone number and email address.
  5. Be sure to check the state’s website for a list of required documentation – We can not process a tag purchase without all of the required documents as set by the State of Alabama.
  6. There is a $5 annual Local Issuance Fee per Ordinance No. 2485. This fee is per tag being renewed.
  7. The penalty fee for late renewal is $15.
  8. Power of Attorney is required in order to renew for a spouse or child. All of the above, including a copy of the spouse’s or child’s driver’s license, are required. Click HERE to download an Alabama Department of Revenue Power of Attorney form (Form MVT 5-13).
  9. Renewal notices by email and postcard are available. If you prefer a different notification method or are not sure you received a notice, call 205.978.0188. You do not have to have your renewal notice in order to renew your tags.

*Golf Cart/Low-Speed Vehicle License Plate

All qualifying low-speed vehicles (LSVs) may be issued a non-interstate license plate. Click here to view the State of Alabama requirements. The City of Vestavia Hills can only renew the license plate once the golf cart or LSV has been inspected and issued the initial license plate by Jefferson County .

Other FAQs About Tag Renewals at Vestavia Hills

  • Most major credit cards are accepted (except American Express). Checks may be written payable to the City of Vestavia Hills.
  • If you have recently moved to Vestavia Hills, you will need to bring proof of residence such as a utility bill/use agreement. New residents from other states must register their car with the County but may renew at City Hall the following year.
  • If you renew your tag or register your vehicle with the City of Vestavia Hills you must return to the City of Vestavia Hills to obtain a refund or credit voucher in the event the vehicle is sold or otherwise disposed.
  • For more information about transferring tags, please visit Jefferson County Revenue Department.
  • Jefferson County will not continue to send reminder cards for renewals once you have renewed at Vestavia Hills Motor Vehicle Department.
  • If you are a Vestavia Hills resident, you can renew at City Hall if your tag is already expired or you have lost your renewal card. Be sure to bring your vehicle registration.
  • Standard tags according to what you had previously are what will be issued at City Hall. You may order personalized tags at City Hall. You will receive your sticker at City Hall and your new personalized tag in the mail.