The State of Alabama first began registering automobiles in 1912 with a standard-issued license plate. Thus, there are no state licenses from the State of Alabama during the pre-state era.
Certain cities did, however, require autos to be registered in the first-decade of the century, including:
- Mobile used official-issued porcelain tags in 1909, 1910 (and 1911)
- Montgomery used an official-issued porcelain tag in 1909
- Birmingham used an official-issued porcelain tag in 1909, 1910 (and 1911)
- Decatur – owner-provided leather license plate, undated