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How to get your Alabama drivers license

Driving is a privilege that gives you the freedom to travel to school, work and anywhere in between. However, you need to have the proper credentials from Alabama licensing offices in order to operate a vehicle legally. If you live in the state of Alabama and are 18 years of age or older, you can obtain a new drivers license so you may drive throughout the state. If you are a new state resident, you may use this application information to get Alabama credentials. To learn more about the responsibilities of an Alabama drivers license and the application process, you may read the sections below for more details.

Driving is a privilege that gives you the freedom to travel to school, work and anywhere in between. However, you need to have the proper credentials from Alabama licensing offices in order to operate a vehicle legally. If you live in the state of Alabama and are 18 years of age or older, you can obtain a new drivers license so you may drive throughout the state. If you are a new state resident, you may use this application information to get Alabama credentials. To learn more about the responsibilities of an Alabama drivers license and the application process, you may read the sections below for more details.

Applying for Drivers License in Alabama

In order to apply for drivers licenses in the state, you will have to visit a Department of Public Safety (DPS) office. You can obtain the state’s Road Test Study Guide ahead of time in order to familiarize yourself with the road rules so you can pass the road test without hassle.

New drivers and first-time drivers license applications must meet these requirements in order to be eligible to apply for an AL license to drive:

1. Must be at least 16 years of age 2. Must not have a suspended driving license or a revoked driving license in any state 3. Must not be afflicted with or suffering from a physical or mental impairment that prevents such person from exercising reasonable and ordinary control over a motor vehicle 4. Must pass required drivers tests 5. Must not be a habitual drunkard or addicted to the use of narcotic drugs

Required Documents for Alabama Drivers License

When getting drivers licenses in Alabama, you will need to provide the following required documents:

  • Two forms of identification (one must contain a photograph)
  • Your Social Security card
  • Acceptable school enrollment form or proof of graduation
  • $5 test fee
  • Applicants 18 years of age or older who wish to complete all testing for a license must have a licensed driver, proof of car insurance and a vehicle that will pass inspection.
  • $36.25 to purchase license (no checks)

Obtaining an Alabama Drivers License When Moving From Another State

If you are a new Alabama resident and hold a driving license from another state, you will need to apply for an out-of-state drivers license transfer. In order to complete this transaction, you must provide the following documents:

  • Your out-of-state drivers license
  • Your Social Security card
  • One other primary form of identification
  • Proof of school enrollment or graduation (if younger than 19)
  • $5 transfer fee (no checks)
  • $36.25 to purchase license (no checks)

Simply take these documents, including payment for the required fee, to a local driver license office to obtain your AL driving license.