BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham City Council has passed a resolution supporting proposed state legislation by Representative Paul DeMarco that would allow cities to sell vehicle tags and collect a fee.
The resolution, sponsored by Council President Pro-tem Jay Roberson, is calling for the city to support the bill (HB112) as a convenience to city residents. The issuance of car tags would also add a new source of income for the city.
“Today’s item was to ask the administration to explore HB112 and seek this opportunity to offer car tag renewal service in the city,” said Councilor Roberson. “It allows the citizens to renew their car tags at city hall in the revenue department and online, and would enhance the quality of life for our citizens.”
The House passed the bill last week and it is scheduled to come before the Alabama Senate next.
If approved, Birmingham could begin offering the new service within the next 6 to 8 months after employees are trained on the new system. Car tags would be distributed at city hall or mailed to citizens.