Form MVT-5-10 "Motor Vehicle Inspection by a Government Official" - Alabama

What Is Form MVT-5-10?

This is a legal form that was released by the Alabama Department of Revenue - a government authority operating within Alabama. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

Form Details:

  • Released on June 1, 2009;
  • The latest edition provided by the Alabama Department of Revenue;
  • Easy to use and ready to print;
  • Quick to customize;
  • Compatible with most PDF-viewing applications;
  • Fill out the form in our online filing application.

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MVT 5-10
A
D
R
LABAMA
EPARTMENT OF
EVENUE
6/09
M
V
D
OTOR
EHICLE
IVISION
FOR USE BY
LICENSING OFFICIALS
Montgomery, Alabama 36132
ONLY
Motor Vehicle Inspection
by a Government Official
PART I – Vehicle Inspection (complete in full)
NOTE: Examine Public VIN Plate and make certain that the rivets are intact and the VIN has not been altered.
Vehicle Identification Number: ___________________________________________________________________________________
Make: ______________________________ Year: ______________________________ Model: _____________________________
Body Type: ___________________________________________
Number of Cylinders: ___________________________________
Color:________________________________________________
Odometer Reading: _____________________________________
Other Description or Comments (if any): ___________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
I hereby certify that I completed the information above from a physical inspection of the motor vehicle and that all infor-
mation is true and correct.
Name of Official (Print): _________________________________________________________________________________________
Signature: ________________________________________________________ Date: __________________________________
Agency: _____________________________________________________________ Phone No.: ______________________________
Agency Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________ Zip Code: ___________________
PART II – Appointment of Deputy by a Licensing Official
I hereby accept the certification of physical inspection of the motor vehicle as completed above and I appoint this official as
my deputy for the purpose of this physical inspection required of me personally or through any of my deputies by State
law. I further certify that the vehicle identification number and vehicle description completed above are the same as the
information shown on the application for certificate of title and/or registration.
Signature: ________________________________________________________ Date: __________________________________
Licensing Official: __________________________________________ Designated Agent No.: ________________________________
NOTE: This form may be provided to owners of motor vehicles that cannot be driven or delivered to the licensing
official’s office for a physical inspection because of the size of vehicle or for other special reasons.
Please instruct the owner to deliver this form and the vehicle to a government official for inspection.
Please be reminded that the vehicle to be titled or registered must be located in Alabama.
THIS FORM MAY BE REPRODUCED
MVT 5-10
A
D
R
LABAMA
EPARTMENT OF
EVENUE
6/09
M
V
D
OTOR
EHICLE
IVISION
FOR USE BY
LICENSING OFFICIALS
Montgomery, Alabama 36132
ONLY
Motor Vehicle Inspection
by a Government Official
PART I – Vehicle Inspection (complete in full)
NOTE: Examine Public VIN Plate and make certain that the rivets are intact and the VIN has not been altered.
Vehicle Identification Number: ___________________________________________________________________________________
Make: ______________________________ Year: ______________________________ Model: _____________________________
Body Type: ___________________________________________
Number of Cylinders: ___________________________________
Color:________________________________________________
Odometer Reading: _____________________________________
Other Description or Comments (if any): ___________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
I hereby certify that I completed the information above from a physical inspection of the motor vehicle and that all infor-
mation is true and correct.
Name of Official (Print): _________________________________________________________________________________________
Signature: ________________________________________________________ Date: __________________________________
Agency: _____________________________________________________________ Phone No.: ______________________________
Agency Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________ Zip Code: ___________________
PART II – Appointment of Deputy by a Licensing Official
I hereby accept the certification of physical inspection of the motor vehicle as completed above and I appoint this official as
my deputy for the purpose of this physical inspection required of me personally or through any of my deputies by State
law. I further certify that the vehicle identification number and vehicle description completed above are the same as the
information shown on the application for certificate of title and/or registration.
Signature: ________________________________________________________ Date: __________________________________
Licensing Official: __________________________________________ Designated Agent No.: ________________________________
NOTE: This form may be provided to owners of motor vehicles that cannot be driven or delivered to the licensing
official’s office for a physical inspection because of the size of vehicle or for other special reasons.
Please instruct the owner to deliver this form and the vehicle to a government official for inspection.
Please be reminded that the vehicle to be titled or registered must be located in Alabama.
THIS FORM MAY BE REPRODUCED
Guidelines for Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Inspections by License Plate Issuing Officials and Their Deputies
1. All vehicles not required to be titled, being registered for the first time in a new owner’s name, must be physically
inspected by the license plate issuing official. All vehicles required to be titled must be physically inspected by
the license plate issuing official whenever that official is processing an application for first Alabama certificate of
title. The physical inspection requirements do not apply to the following:
a. Registration renewals;
b. Vehicles registered pursuant to Section 32-6-56, Code of Alabama 1975 (IRP-registered vehicles);
c. 1975 and subsequent year motor vehicles owned by a manufacturer or dealer and held for sale or registered
with dealer or manufacturer plates.
2. License plate issuing officials may appoint a government official, including a law enforcement officer, as a deputy
for the purpose of inspecting a motor vehicle.
3. All vehicles, other than trailers, must have a unique VIN. It is the registrant's responsibility to ensure that the VIN
is permanently affixed to the vehicle. The VIN is not required to be 17 characters on trailers or on 1980 and prior
year model motor vehicles.
4. Required ownership documentation for first time registrations for non-titled trailers and 1974 and prior year model
motor vehicles is a bill of sale that contains the minimum requirements established in Department of Revenue
Administrative Rule 810-5-1-.246. The VIN on the vehicle must be compared to the number appearing on the
ownership documentation to ensure that the correct vehicle is being registered.
General Inspection Guidelines
Where to find the VIN on the vehicle:
1. Passenger vehicles/pickup trucks – driver’s side windshield or inside driver’s door jam
2. Motorcycle – on front fork
3. Trailer – on trailer frame or tongue
4. Assembled vehicles – driver’s door jam
5. Homemade trailers – on trailer frame or tongue
6. 1954 and prior year vehicles – inner fender well or driver’s door post. Motor number is to be used as VIN if
there is not a VIN plate on the vehicle.
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