MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is modifying its driver license division’s statewide operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
ALEA’s Secretary Hal Taylor said, “ALEA is dedicated to providing public safety to the state and its citizens and will continue. When Governor Kay Ivey declared this state of emergency in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we and other state agencies were charged with determining how best to ensure continued operations without risking the health of the public or our personnel.”
Because ALEA’s driver license division touches the lives of many, operations have been modified, he said. Effective immediately, the driver's license division:
• Has suspended road testing (including CDL);
• Discourages anyone with a weakened or compromised immune system from visiting any driver license location;
• Reminds everyone all Alabama driver licenses and non-driver IDs have a 60-day grace period following expiration date (Code of Alabama, Title 32-6-1). Customers may wait to renew;
• Encourages online services for anyone who must renew or obtain a duplicate driver license/STAR ID or non-driver ID at https://www.alabamainteractive.org/dl_renewal/welcome.action. To obtain a first issuance of a STAR ID, customers must visit an ALEA driver license office;
• Encourages everyone to visit www.alea.gov or to contact their local driver license office prior to a visit to ensure the location is open. (Information may change daily, so check often). Office phone numbers are at www.alea.gov.
Taylor said, “We ask everyone to be patient and to work with us to ensure the health and safety of both the public and our personnel are not compromised.”
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