Tuscaloosa Resources

 

Automobile Information:

Alabama Driver’s Licenses

New residents to Tuscaloosa should obtain an Alabama driver’s license within 30 days of establishing residency. Those with a valid out-of-state license do not have to retake the test but do have to take the vision exam. Initial driver’s licenses/permits as well as state-to-state license transfers are issued at:

The Alabama Department of Public Safety

2645 Skyland Boulevard East – Tuscaloosa, AL – 205.553.0729

Alabama driver’s licenses remain valid for four years. You can renew your driver’s license in person or by mail (for certain circumstances). Once you get it renewed in person you are given a temporary paper copy of your license while the hard copy is being mailed. Also, there is a 60-day grace period after your license expires that your license still remains valid allowing you a little flexibility if you forget to get it renewed by the expiration date.  The cost of renewal is $23.50.

Renewing your driver’s license by mail requires that you already have a valid driver’s license with a photo ID and a signature that was obtained within the previous four years. Circumstances allowing renewal by mail include:

1-    Military personnel/dependent of someone in the military

2-    College students living away from home

3-    Residents that are temporarily out of the state of Alabama for work

Under all other circumstances, driver’s licenses must be renewed in person at certain locations in Tuscaloosa. Tuscaloosa License Commissioner Offices are listed:

Tuscaloosa County Tag & Title

2501 Seventh St. Suite 100 – Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 – 205.349.3870

Northport City Hall

3500 McFarland Blvd – Northport, AL 35476

Spiller Market City

1514 Skyland Boulevard East – Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Car Tags & Registration

New Alabama residents must have his/her out-of-state registration transferred to Alabama. They must apply for an Alabama Certificate of Title and purchase an Alabama license plate within 30 days of establishing residency. New owners of vehicles have twenty days to obtain a license plate after the car purchase.

License plates must be renewed annually. The month that you are required to have your license renewed by is determined by the first initial of your last name.

Tuscaloosa License Commissioner Offices are listed:

Tuscaloosa County Tag & Title

2501 Seventh St. Suite 100 – Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 – 205.349.3870

Northport City Hall

3500 McFarland Blvd – Northport, AL 35476

Spiller Market City

1514 Skyland Boulevard East – Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

 

Traffic/Parking Tickets:

Paying Traffic Tickets

There are several ways in which you can pay a traffic ticket.

You can pay traffic tickets online:

https://traffic.alacourt.gov/county.aspx?county=Tuscaloosa
 

You can pay by Traffic Court’s Telephone Interactive Voice Response System:

Call 877.252.7294

You can pay traffic tickets by mail using only money orders:

Tuscaloosa Municipal Court

P.O. Box 2089 – Tuscaloosa, AL – 35403

You can pay your traffic tickets in person:

Tuscaloosa County Courthouse

714 Greensboro Ave - 6th Floor – Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

To pay your parking tickets you can either pay at the cashier’s window at the Tuscaloosa Municipal Court or online.

Tuscaloosa Municipal Court

2206 6th Street – Tuscaloosa, AL – 205.248.0506

To pay your parking ticket online:

https://www.citationpayments.com/parking/home.php?COURTID=101

 

Hunting & Fishing Licenses:

Citizens of Alabama between the ages of 16 and 65 must have a valid hunting license that must be renewed annually. Alabama residents may purchase a lifetime hunting license, which requires no renewal.

Citizens of Alabama between the ages of 16 and 64 must have a valid fishing license to fish with rod and reel/artificial bait and licenses must be renewed annually. Lifetime fishing licenses are also available for purchase that requires no annual renewal.

Hunting and fishing licenses can be obtained at any Tuscaloosa County License office location, as well as online at www.outdooralabama.com.

 

Boat Registration:

Applicants for a boating license may apply and be tested at

The Alabama Department of Public Safety

2645 Skyland Boulevard East – Tuscaloosa, AL – 205.553.0729

Boat owners may register, renew or transfer boat ownership at any Tuscaloosa County License Office location.

You can renew your boat registration online at www.outdooralabama.com/boating/registration/

 

Business Licenses:

As a resident of Alabama you are required to obtain a business license if you engage in or carry on any business. Alabama State Business Licenses may be obtained at any of the Tuscaloosa County License Commissioner’s Offices. You might also be required to obtain a municipal business license if you plan to conduct business within the city limits of Tuscaloosa or Northport. These can be obtained at either the City of Tuscaloosa City Hall or the City of Northport City Hall.

 

Voter Registration

You must have been registered for at least 10 days (30 days for municipal elections) prior to elections.

The Board of Registrars Office

Tuscaloosa County Courthouse

714 Greensboro Avenue – Tuscaloosa, AL – 205.349.3870

 

Taxes:

Sales tax in Tuscaloosa and Northport comes to a total of 9%. Property tax in the state of Alabama is the lowest in the US. Class I: 30%, Class II: 20%, Class III: 10%.

Property taxes are due October 1st. You have several different payment options for paying your property taxes in Tuscaloosa.  You can pay online, by mail or in person.

Payment in Person or By Mail:

Tax Collectors Office: Tuscaloosa County Courthouse

714 Greensboro Avenue, Room 124

205.349.3870

Payment Online:

https://payyourpropertytax.com/tuscaloosa/la/index.php

Or on the Alabama Department of Revenue website.

 

Healthcare:

Hospitals

DCH Regional Medical Center

205.759.7111

Northport Medical Center

205.333.4500

Veteran’s Administration Medical Center

205.554.2000

Mental Health

Bryce Hospital

205.759.0799

Partlow Developmental School

205.554.7586

Indian Rivers Mental Health Facility

205.391.0107

Apartments in Area:

Tuscaloosa Apartment - The Reserve at North River

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from Call for Pricing


Tuscaloosa Apartment - The Greens at Tuscaloosa

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $590 to $825


Tuscaloosa Apartment - College Station

1 to 4 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $595 to $3000


Tuscaloosa Apartment - The Lofts at City Center

2 to 4 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from Call for Pricing


Tuscaloosa Apartment - French Quarter

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $725 to $945


Tuscaloosa Apartment - University Downs Apartments

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from Call for Pricing


Tuscaloosa Apartment - The Grand at Rum Creek

Stu to 5 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $399 to $1059


Tuscaloosa Apartment - Crimson Student Living

1 to 4 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $650 to $959


Tuscaloosa Apartment - Fountain Square

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $629 to $679


Tuscaloosa Apartment - University Downs Condos

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $550 to $850


Tuscaloosa Apartment - The Tower Luxury Apartments

Stu to 3 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $940 to $2515


Tuscaloosa Apartment - Aspen Village

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $589 to $849


Tuscaloosa Apartment - Houndstooth Condos

2 to 3 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $610 to $825


Tuscaloosa Apartment - Campus Evolution Villages

1 to 4 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from Call for Pricing


Tuscaloosa Apartment - Courtyard on Convent

2 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $750



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