Many of the inquiries to the Revenue Commissioner during this time of Coronavirus closings pertain to motor vehicle purchases and either 1) renewing a tag 2) transferring a car tag or 3) obtaining a brand-new tag. Remember, the Alabama Department of Revenue has extended the deadline during this time to June 19, 2020.
Beginning March 16, 2020, in response to area states of emergency for local, state, and federal government offices, any customer who renews his or her car tag online will be charged no card, transaction, or mail fees. Normally all card charges (whether credit card or debit) are charged a processing fee of 2.5%, plus a $0.30 transaction fee by the credit card processing company. The Cullman County Commission will absorb these fees for online transactions only through the duration of coronavirus-related closings in our area. The Revenue Commissioner will also waive mail fees for online renewals, and the courthouse-based staff will mail out receipts and renewal decals per the normal schedule. Tag renewals may also be made via mail as normal.
The Revenue Commission staff will expedite the process for these customers in certain circumstances, so to inquire and to initiate the registration process, e-mail the office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a copy of the bill of sale, title application (from a dealership), proof of Alabama insurance on the new vehicle, and a copy of the driver’s license for anyone listed on the title application. A staff member will contact you with additional instructions after review of all pertinent information.
While the Cullman County Courthouse is closed to the public, the Revenue Commission drop box outside the Cullman County Courthouse is still available for customers with tag renewals (include your checks) and customers with delinquent property tax payments (certified funds only). Tags and delinquent property tax payments may be made online except in extenuating circumstances, such as for tags requiring a new value or tax sale redemptions.