HIGHLIGHTS & UPDATES

COVID-19 Update for Calhoun County Employees

MEMORANDUM   To: ALL COUNTY DEPARTMENTS From: CALHOUN COUNTY COMMISSION Date: March 25, 2020 Re: COVID-19   Pursuant to the State Health Officer having issued an amended Statewide Order regarding the COVID-19 risk of infection, the County offices extend its closure and will reopen on April 6, 2020, unless otherwise...

UPDATES FOR DRIVER LICENSES FOR YOUNG DRIVERS

Starting January 15, 2020, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency will be able to remove the Y Learner Restriction from a learner's permit and also add a Class V vessel endorsement to a license after the test scores have been submitted to ALEA from the State Department of Education Driver Education Course....

REBUILD ALABAMA ACT

On March 12, 2019, Act 2019-2 was signed into law by Governor Kay Ivey. This act amends Section 40-12-242, Code of Alabama, 1975, to include an additional registration fee of $200 for each battery electric vehicle and $100 for each plug-in hybrid electric vehicle operated on the public highways of...

Changes in 2020 for Mandatory Liability Law

By Leada Gore | lgore@al.comA change in Alabama’s insurance laws will give a break to people found driving without insurance.Currently, a driver found without liability insurance who is unable to provide proof of coverage within 30 days faces suspension of their registration. A $200 reinstatement fee and proof of insurance is...

The Latest News in License and Registration

  9 Alabama driver license locations to begin opening on Saturdays: Beginning December 7, 2019 Montgomery, Sheffield, Tuscaloosa, Dothan and Jacksonville Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Examination Offices will being opening on Saturdays from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.  As of April 2019, Birmingham, Opelika, Mobile, and Huntsville have all begun...

STAR ID will be required for air travel in 2020

https://www.tsa.govEffective October 1, 2020, every air traveler will need a REAL ID compliant license /ID (STAR ID) or another form of identification for air travel.  (See TSA's website for a full list of acceptable identification for domestic air travel at www.tsa.gov.In response to acts of terrorism committed against the United States...

INTRODUCING NEW LICENSE PLATE

Information Code Section: 32-6-281 Primary Tag Type(s): EM (Pre-numbered) Secondary Tag Type(s): 02 (Personalized) MC (Motorcycle Pre-numbered) M2 (Motorcycle Personalized) Series Began: January 2020 All residents of Alabama who are vehicle owners and members of the Emergency Medical Services may purchase license plates in this category. Emergency Medical Service Member...

NEWLY DESIGNED MILITARY LICENSE PLATES

Effective January 1, 2018, Alabama Department of Revenue released for issue newly designed military license plates. Available at the office at the time of registration are the following: Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. These license plates feature six characters and the branch logo to the left. The license plates...

DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS

Effective January 1, 2018, A resident of Alabama who is the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross may purchase license plates in this category. A DD214 indicating the registrant is a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross must be presented to the license plate issuing official in order to purchase...

VOLUNTEER FIRE FIGHTER PLATE

Red Line fire fighter plates will be available beginning December 1, 2017, to active paid or retired paid, volunteer, or widows/ widowers of fire fighters who died in the line of duty. Volunteer firefighters will recieve a $23.00 exemption for one tag only. The exember does not extend to retirees....

Uninsured Motorists Face Civil Penalties

For Immediate Release on October 18, 2017.... MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is set to begin enforcing the Alabama Mandatory Liability Insurance Law (Act#2016-361). Last year, during the 2016 legislative session, the law was passed and signed by the Governor to mandate all Alabama motorists have liability insurance....