ALEA to begin closing driver's license offices; 4 to remain open

Published: Aug. 24, 2015 at 9:59 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 25, 2015 at 12:13 AM CDT
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(WAFF) - Lines at your driver's license office could be longer after Oct. 1.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said budget cuts will result in closing driver's license offices across the state.

The agency said the cut will be in phases, with 33 offices closed during the first wave.

In January 2016, a further 12 offices will close. By March, all but four offices in the entire state will shut their doors.

The offices that will remain open, ALEA said, are Huntsville, Montgomery, Mobile, and Birmingham.

"Unfortunately, what citizens can expect are longer lines, oftentimes scheduling way in advance to get an opportunity," said ALEA Secretary Spencer Collier. "Probably the worst is that some... are going to have to travel a significant distance to be able to get that driver's license service."

For those needing to renew existing licenses, you are able to do so online.

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