Alabama DMV

Alabama DMV hours, appointments, locations, phone numbers, holidays, and services. Find the Alabama DMV office near me.

About DMV Locations

In Alabama, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) manages driver's licenses and state identification cards, and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles vehicle-related matters. The services offered by a DPS or DMV office can vary, as can the days and hours of operation. Check directly with your local DMV or DPS location for services and hours before you visit.

DPS offices issue and renew driver's licenses, learner's permits, commercial driver licenses (CDLs), out-of-state transfers, state identification cards, and other forms of ID. The DPS office also handles the vision, written, and road tests that may be required to receive a license or permit. Additionally, personal driving records and updates to information on your license or ID, such as a change of name or address, are completed through the DPS.

DMV offices issue vehicle titles, deeds, registration, and ensure that all vehicles registered in the state carry liability insurance as required by the Mandatory Liability Insurance Act. You can visit your local DMV office to purchase new or replacement license plates, request personalized plates, look up vehicle records and inspections, or apply for a salvage title.

In order to apply for a driver's license in Alabama, you will need to bring two documents proving your identity, one of which must have a picture, your Social Security card, and pay a fee. You must also pass the vision and written exams. Drivers who are 15 can apply for a learner's permit if they bring the required documents, including a certified birth certificate and proof of school enrollment. Alabama participates in the graduated driver license (GDL) program, which has three stages before a teen driver can obtain a full license.