New online service for abandoned vehicles

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Businesses that sell abandoned vehicles in Alabama can now search title records online.

State Revenue Commissioner Tim Russell says the service may be accessed at under the category entitled "E-Services."

Click on the link entitled "Abandoned Motor Vehicle Information Service" and follow the prompts.

There's a $75 annual subscription fee and a $2 per record convenience fee for the service.

The Revenue Department receives no part of the convenience fees.

Russell says state law sets specific notification procedures that sellers of abandoned vehicles must follow before offering a vehicle for sale, including a title search for owners and any lien holders on the vehicle.

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