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Alabama DLD/DOR Resource Links & FAQs

Here you’ll find everything you need to prepare for your tests and tasks with the Alabama DLD/DOR.

Driver’s license and vehicle tasks are completed with the Alabama Department of Public Safety, Driver License Division and Department of Revenue, respectively. The official website for the Alabama DLD/DOR is:

Online Services at the Alabama DLD/DOR

If you can avoid a trip to your local DMV office, you’re in luck. The Alabama DLD/DOR offers the following services online:

  • Renew your driver’s license.
  • Request a duplicate driver’s license.
  • Reprint a temporary license.
  • Update your emergency contact information.
  • Order driving records.
  • Apply for a replacement title.
  • Check the status of a title application.
  • Reserve a personalized plate.
  • Request motor vehicle records.
  • Renew your registration/tag (available in some counties).

Visit or to set up an online account and complete your driver’s license and vehicle tasks online.

Alabama Driver’s Licenses & Learner’s Permits is designed to help you prepare for and pass your DMV written tests – all for free!

We want you to focus on studying and being a safe driver. We don’t think you should pay extra for this.

Alabama DLD Practice Tests

Alabama DLD Permit Practice Test

Road Signs & Traffic Signals Practice Test

Free Alabama DLD Cheat Sheets & Study Guides (Including Free PDF Print-Outs)

We also provide overviews of the steps you’ll need to take at the DMV, so you can be better prepared and know what to expect when it comes time to make a visit to your local office or complete a task online or through the mail. You’ll also find tips and guides designed to help make you the most knowledgeable driver and vehicle owner as possible.

How to Get a Driver’s License in Alabama

Driver’s Education in Alabama

REAL ID Identification Requirements at the DMV

Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants

Driving Safety Topics: Distracted Driving, Defensive Driving, DUI, Seat Belt Laws, and More!

Alabama Motorcycle License & CDL

Are you interested in obtaining other types of driver’s licenses and endorsements in Alabama? has you covered!

Alabama Motorcycle License Practice Tests & Application Requirements

Alabama Motorcycle Written Exam Simulation

Free CDL Practice Tests & Guides

Alabama Car Registration & Title

After you get your driver’s license, you’re going to need something to drive, right? We’ve got the information you’ll need to get started.

Alabama Car Registration & Title Information

Smog Check & Vehicle Inspection Requirements

Car Insurance Requirements

Vehicle History Reports

Free Bill of Sale Form

Alabama Driver’s License & Vehicle Registration FAQs

What documents do I need to get an Alabama driver’s license?

2 forms of identification, Social Security Card/proof of legal presence, 2 proofs of Alabama residency, proof of school enrollment/graduation (if you are under 18), application and testing fees.

How do I renew my driver’s license in Alabama?

You can renew your license online, by mail, or in person. Fill out the forms, provide the necessary documents, pay the renewal fee.

How long do I have to renew my Alabama driver’s license after it expires?

You’ll have a 60-day grace period after your licenses expires. After this, you can no longer legally drive. However, you’ll have up to 3 years to renew an expired license without having to take your tests again.

Do I need a new driver’s license when I move to Alabama?

Yes, you’ll have 30 days to transfer your out-of-state license.

When will I receive my Alabama driver’s license after renewing or replacing it?

You’ll receive a temporary license after you complete your renewal. Your updated license should arrive within a few weeks.

Can I get a copy of my Alabama registration online?

No, you’ll need to complete a replacement form and mail it in or bring it to your local office.

How do I renew my car registration in Alabama?

You’ll need to provide your vehicle registration/plate information and pay your registration fees and taxes.

Can I renew my car registration online in Alabama?

In certain counties you can renew your registration online. Find your county here.

What happens if my Alabama car registration is expired?

If you fail to renew before your expiration date, you’ll have to pay a late for of at least $15.

When will I receive my Alabama car registration and license plate stickers/tabs after I renew or replace them?

You should receive your new registration documents and tags in a few weeks.

How much of my Alabama car registration is tax deductible?

You can deduct your car registration fees from your federal income taxes if a portion of your registration is based on the vehicle’s value. Refer to your registration documents for details.

Do I need to register my vehicle when moving to Alabama?

Yes, you’ll have 30 days to transfer your out-of-state registration.

Alabama DLD/DOR Office Locations & Appointments

Sometimes there’s nothing you can do to avoid a trip to the DMV.

Use the Alabama office finder to locate DMVs near you:

Here you’ll be able to find:

  • Addresses and directions.
  • DMV Office Hours.
  • Holiday and Weekend Schedules.
  • Acceptable forms of payment.
  • Current wait times, if available.

Remember, if you do have to visit the Alabama DLD/DOR, it’s always a good idea to make an appointment. This can help reduce the time you’ll need to spend there. Contact your local office to see if any appointments are available.

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