The state of Alabama recently approved Vulcan Park & Museum to begin securing commitments for its new ‘STAND WITH VULCAN’ specialty license plate. The ‘STAND WITH VULCAN’ tag will provide valuable funding to support Vulcan Park & Museum’s mission to preserve and promote Vulcan as the symbol for the Birmingham region, to advance knowledge and understanding of Birmingham’s history and culture and to encourage exploration of the region.

Before the state of Alabama can produce the specialty tag, a minimum requirement of 1,000 commitments must be met by May 31, 2022. Supporters may purchase the ‘STAND WITH VULCAN’ tag for $50 at VISITVULCAN.COM.  Of that amount, $41.25 will go directly to Vulcan Park Foundation to ensure Vulcan stands proud atop Red Mountain for future generations to enjoy.

Vulcan Park and Museum President and CEO Darlene Negrotto believes the offering of the distinctive tag will allow people from across the entire state, not only Birmingham, to share their love of Vulcan. “Vulcan stands not only for the Birmingham region but for the entire state. Many across the state have made cherished memories with Vulcan, from childhood visits to romantic proposals and weddings. ” Negrotto said. “With this new tag, it is our hope that these precious memories continue to live on and many more can be made.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I personalize the tag?  

If you plan on personalizing the license plate when it becomes available, check the box next to the message upon completing your pre-commit form 

Please note that personalized license plate messages may not be requested until the number of required pre-commitments are received for the specialty license plate category. 

There is no additional charge to personalize a distinct tag! 

  • Is VPM Membership required to get the ‘Stand with Vulcan tag? 

You do not have to be a Vulcan Park & Museum member to purchase the ‘Stand with Vulcan’ distinctive tag. 

  • When will I get my tag? 

After March 2022, If VPM is successful in obtaining the requisite number of 1,000 precommitments, license plates will be made available for order through the license plate issuing officials offices and a pre-commitment redemption voucher will be emailed to applicants who have completed the form and paid the $50 fee. Please make sure that you enter an accurate, valid email address when submitting the form. 

  • What if I do not have a valid email address? 

Please notify Amanda Hare, Relationship Outreach Coordinator, at (205) 203-4824 and she will be able to submit on your behalf and mail your voucher or print in office for you to come by and pick up, once the required number of pre-commitments have been met. 

  • What if VPM does not get 1,000 pre-commits? 

If VPM does not receive the required number of pre-commitments within the one-year pre-commitment period but does receive the required number of pre-commitments for Quantity Class 1 status (250 or more pre-commitments), VPM may change its application to Quantity Class 1 status and submit a new generic license plate design.  

 If VPM does not reach 250 pre-commits, the $50 donation will go toward funding Vulcan Park Foundation. 

  • Can I go by the DMV office and pre-commit in person? 

New distinctive license plates are printed on demand when ordered and are not maintained in licensing offices. However, you can pre-commit online by visiting and completing the form. 

  • What if I just purchased a vehicle, can I still pre-commit? 

Absolutely! Simply fill out the pre-commit form and pay the $50 fee. If the vehicle is registered to you, you are good to go! 

  • How much is the tag and how are the proceeds used? 

Supporters may purchase the ‘STAND WITH VULCAN’ tag for $50Of that amount, $41.25 will go directly to Vulcan Park Foundation to ensure Vulcan stands proud atop Red Mountain for future generations to enjoy. The remainder covers materials and production costs for the distinctive tag. 

  • Is my information secure? 

Yes! Vulcan Park & Museum’s site is secure, and the information is submitted directly to the DMV. We simply take the hassle out of the process by conveniently offering sign-up through our secure website. However, you can pre-commit online through the dmv directly, by visiting and completing the pre-commit form. 

  • Who can I contact with additional questions? 

Amanda Hare, Relationship Outreach Coordinator at or (205) 203-4824 is the contact person for any additional questions.