Penalties for Violations

An owner or operator convicted of a mandatory liability insurance violation may be fined up to $500 for the first violation and up to $1,000 for the second or subsequent violation and/or a six month driver’s license suspension.

In addition to the above violation, if a vehicle is registered or operated without liability insurance, the vehicle registration will be suspended and the vehicle owner will be subject to the following:
  • First Violation - $200 reinstatement fee
  • Second or subsequent violations - $400 reinstatement fee and a mandatory four month registration suspension

Evidence of current insurance must also be provided in order to reinstate the vehicle registration.

Evidence of current insurance along with the reinstatement fee may be submitted to the county license plate issuing official in the vehicle owner’s county of residence, or any of the Alabama Department of Revenue Taxpayer Service Centers located throughout Alabama. Please visit for Taxpayer Service Center locations.