Madison County Calendar

Wednesday, Nov 5
Commission Meeting - 10am, 7th Floor Commission Chambers, Madison County Courthouse

Tuesday, Nov 11
Veterans‘ Day Holiday - Courthouse and all offices will be closed

Wednesday, Nov 19
Commission Meeting - 10am, 7th Floor Commission Chambers, Madison County Courthouse

Thursday, Nov 27
Thanksgiving Holiday - Courthouse and all offices will be closed

Friday, Nov 28
Courthouse and all offices will be closed for holiday.

Wednesday, Dec 3
Commission Meeting - 10am, 7th Floor Commission Chambers, Madison County Courthouse

Thursday, Dec 25
Christmas Holiday - Courthouse and all offices will be closed

Friday, Dec 26
Courthouse and all offices will be closed for holiday.

Tuesday, Dec 30
LifeSouth Blood Drive- westside Madison County Courthouse Bloodmoible parked from 10am to 5pm

Thursday, Jan 1
Courthouse and all offices will be closed for holiday.





Boat License Information

General Information

Rules and Regulations

Fees

What is the process to register my boat?

Free Boating Resources - Boating Safety Practice Test, navigation rules, etc.

Locations


GENERAL INFORMATION

All mechanically propelled (motor) boats are required to be registered. A sailboat must also be registered even if it does not have a motor. Boat registrations may be completed at any Madison County License Department location. Renewals can be mailed in or renewed online at www.renewyourtag.com. Your boat registration must be renewed annually during your designated renewal month.

The first letter of your last name determines the month in which your renewal is due.

Renewal MonthLast Name
Beginning With
JANUARYA,D
FEBRUARYB
MARCHC, E
APRILF, G, N
MAYH, O
JUNEM, I
JULYP, L
AUGUSTJ, K R
SEPEMTERQ, S, T
OCTOBERU, V, W, X, Y,Z

REGULATIONS/RULES

The Alabama Marine Police is responsible for enforcement of all Boating Safety laws as well as the setup and administration of these laws.

For detailed information, please link to their web page at www.dcnr.state.al.us

FEES

The length of a boat, in feet and inches, determines the class of boat, as well as the registration fee.

CLASSREGISTRATION FEEMAIL FEETOTAL IF MAILED
CLASS 1
(LESS THAN 16 FT)
$20.75$2.00$22.75
CLASS 2
(16 FT TO LESS THAN 26 FT)
$25.75$2.00$27.75
CLASS 3
(26 FT TO LESS THAN 40 FT)
$76.75$2.00$78.75
CLASS 4
(40 FT AND ABOVE )
$101.75$2.00$103.75
TRANSFER REG$5.75  
TRANSFER/ RENEWAL$5.75 and CORRECT CLASS FEE  
REPLACEMENT REGISTRATION$5.75  

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR REGISTERING MY BOAT?

To Register a new boat (that has never been registered anywhere) or a boat that has been registered in another state and brought into Alabama for registration, an Application for Boat Registration, Transfer and Replacement (see forms section) must be completed. Your out-of-state registration, if available, must be presented with the application.

To transfer a vessel without current registration into a new owner's name and renew registration, an Application for Boat Registration, Transfer and Replacement must be completed. Sales tax will also be collected if applicable.

WILL I NEED TO COMPLETE OR BRING ANY OTHER INFORMATION?

You will need to present a Bill of Sale for the boat. If you do not have a Bill of Sale, you must complete an Affidavit listing the amount you paid for the boat.

Sales tax will also be collected if necessary at the time of transfer.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO TRANSFER MY BOAT?

There is a 72 hour grace period for the registration of a new boat (a boat without any prior registrations).

If you purchase a used boat that is currently registered with this state, you must make application for transfer within 15 days.

If you purchase a used boat with an expired registration, you MUST currently register the boat before it is used.

THERE IS NO GRACE PERIOD FOR A USED BOAT.

DRIVERS LICENSE FOR BOATS

LINK: www.dcnr.state.al.us

WHERE TO PURCHASE LICENSES

All License Department Locations

tags@madisoncountyal.gov

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