MONTGOMERY -- The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Driver License Division again is expanding Saturday operations. Beginning Saturday, Jan. 11, two Baldwin County offices, Fairhope and Foley, will bring the total number of ALEA driver license locations open a sixth day each week to 11 across the state.
ALEA’s Secretary Hal Taylor said, “Collaboration on local and state levels enables our agency to work toward meeting the needs of the citizens of Alabama.”
The agency launched its Saturday driver license operations pilot program in early April at the Birmingham, Opelika and Mobile locations. In early November, the agency added the Huntsville office to the lineup, which as of Dec. 3 now includes Montgomery, Sheffield, Tuscaloosa, Jacksonville and Dothan offices.
Rep. Steve McMillan, R-District 95, said, “The Baldwin County Commission, Baldwin County Legislative Delegation and ALEA together formed a partnership to further expand driver license services.”
Also pleased with the partnership, state Sen. T. Christopher Elliott, R-District 32, said, “I am thrilled we worked to develop a solution that opens driver license examining offices on Saturdays in Baldwin County. These additional hours will significantly reduce wait times in Foley and Fairhope. The additional availability on the weekends will also mean that citizens will not have to miss school or work in order to see an examiner.”
Saturday hours at ALEA’s driver license locations listed above are from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. During that time, customers are assisted on a first-come, first-served basis for such services as first issuances and renewals of standard driver licenses and non-driver IDs, as well as STAR IDs; knowledge and road skills tests; and out-of-state transfers. For reinstatement, customers may call 334.242.4400 Monday through Friday.