Every motor vehicle not more than 35 model years old, which is domiciled in Alabama and is required to be registered in Alabama, is required to have an Alabama certificate of title. Travel trailers and folding and collapsible camping trailers not more than 20 model years old are required to have an Alabama certificate of title. Manufactured Homes with a 2000-year model and newer are required to be titled.

EXEMPTIONS: NO Alabama certificate of title shall be obtained for: 

(Section 32-8-31)

  • A motor vehicle more than 35 model years old
  • A trailer more than 20 model years old
  • Utility Trailers
    • A utility trailer is a vehicle without motive power designed to be drawn by a passenger car or pickup truck.
  • Boats, boat trailers, or any type watercraft
  • Bumper pull trailers
  • Modular Homes (Section 32-20-21)
  • Manufactured Homes (1999 and older models)

No Alabama certificate of title or registration shall be obtained for:

  • Farm Equipment
  • Special Mobile Equipment
  • An implement of husbandry 

Trailers that are titled in Alabama include:

  • Travel Trailers
  • Folding and Collapsible Camping Trailers
  • Goosenecks
  • 18 Wheelers
  • Horse trailers with living quarters
  • 5th Wheels (Campers)
  • Log Trailers
  • Dump Truck Trailers