Jefferson County, Alabama



General Information

Travis A. Hulsey, CPA, CPFO, CGFO

Daren Lanier, Chief Deputy Director
Eric Pruitt, Deputy Director

The Jefferson County Revenue Department administers and enforces several federal, state, county and municipal statutes, ordinances and regulations. This responsibility includes collecting and distributing motor vehicle taxes, motor vehicle registration fees, hunting/fishing license fees, privilege (business) licenses, sales and special revenue sales taxes, to name a few, on behalf of the State of Alabama, Jefferson County Commission; and, Jefferson County municipalities, school districts and governmental agencies.


The Alabama Legislature adopted Act No. 2018-288 authorizing the Jefferson County Department of Revenue to assess and collect a three percent (3%) tax on the short term lease or rental of passenger automotive vehicles. This tax applies to the short term rental of a motor vehicle used primary for the transportation of 15 or fewer passengers, for a period of 364 or fewer consecutive days. This tax becomes operative on September 1, 2018 and businesses liable for this tax should begin collecting the tax from their customers at that time. For additional information, please click on this link: Rental Tax Information.pdf

Online Tax Filing System

You can now use the State of Alabama ONE SPOT Tax Filing website to file county and state sales tax. To use the ONE SPOT system, business taxpayers need to sign up at MyAlabamaTaxes (MAT) or learn more at:

Additionally, Jefferson County Sales & Use Tax Section can be contacted by phone at (205) 325-5195 or by email using Contact_Revenue_License_&


Effective January 1, 2013 Act 2011-688 (Mandatory Liability Insurance Act) requires all motor vehicle owners to provide evidence of insurance before a registration can be provided. Walk-In customers should be prepared to provide proof of insurance and valid State driverís license/identification for each owner and co-owner.

When renewing by mail, include a LEGIBLE copy of your driverís license and that of the co-owner, if any, and copies of the insurance card for each vehicle.

Most vehicle registrations may be renewed by internet at

For more information on mandatory liability insurance visit: or watch Online Insurance Verification System (OIVS) videos.

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Answers to questions not found on this web site may possibly be found at the State of Alabama Department of Revenue site.