As part of $11 million in cuts to Alabama's General Fund Budget, 31 part-time, non-state owned satellite driver license locations are now closed.
The new fiscal budget for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) was cut from $55,758,744 to $44,640,937.
Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier says the cuts will not be as harsh, thanks to new technology ALEA has introduced to the state. There are online driver's license renewals and duplicates, self-serve kiosks, digital licensing for smart phones and recent upgrades that will help citizens avoid long lines. Collier says efforts to improve those processes will continue.
According to a press release, Alabama issues around 1.2 million driver licenses each year and the Driver License Division is already understaffed. The Driver License Examiners at the closed offices are being reallocated immediately to staff full-time District Driver License Offices.
The General Fund Budget goes into effect Oct. 1.
You can go to www.alrenewal.com for ALEA's Driver License Office Schedules. You can also enter your address to find offices near you.
Here is a list of offices that are now closed:
Baldwin Bay Minette 300 Hoyle Avenue, Bay Minette, AL 36507
Bibb Centreville Bibb Co CH Annex, 8 Ct Square W Suite A, Centreville, AL 35042
Bullock Union Springs Police Dept, 303 N. Prairie St, Union Springs AL, 36089
Butler Greenville Butler Co CH, 101 S. Conecuh Street, Greenville, AL 36037
Chambers Lafayette 9 Jane Place, Lafayette, AL 36862
Cherokee Centre 260 Cedar Bluff Road, Centre, AL 35960
Choctaw Butler 117 South Mulberry, Butler, AL 36427
Clay Ashland County Extension Bldg., 93 County Road 31, Ashland, AL 36251
Cleburne Heflin 279 Martin Luther King Drive, Heflin, AL 36264
Coosa Rockford 309 Jackson Street, Rockford, AL 35136
Crenshaw Luverne Crenshaw Co CH, 301 Glenwood Avenue, Luverne, AL 36049
Escambia Brewton Escambia Co CH, 314 Belleville Avenue, Brewton, AL 36426
Fayette Fayette Fayette Co CH Annex, 103 1st Ave NE, Fayette, AL 35555
Franklin Russellville Franklin Co CH, 410 N. Jackson Avenue, Russellville, AL 35653
Geneva Geneva Geneva Co CH, 200 N Commerce Street, Geneva, AL 36340
Greene Eutaw Green Co CH, 400 Morrow Ave, Eutaw, AL 35462
Hale Greensboro 701 Hall Street, Greensboro, AL 36744
Henry Abbeville Henry Co CH, 101 Court Square, Abbeville, AL 36310
Lamar Vernon Lamar County Jail, 1118 County Road 9, Vernon, AL 35592
Lawrence Moulton 14451 Market Street Suite 150, Moulton, AL 35650
Lowndes Hayneville 105 East Tuskeena Street, Hayneville, AL 36044
Macon Tuskegee Gomillion Bldg. 302 South Main Street Tuskegee, AL 36083
Perry Marion Perry Co CH Annex, 1710 S. Washington St Ste 104, Marion, AL 36756
Pickens Carrollton 20 Phoenix Avenue, Carrollton, AL 35447
St. Clair Ashville 48 Court Street, Ashville, AL 35953
Sumter Livingston 104 Hospital Drive, Livingston, AL 35470
Tallapoosa Alexander City Tallapoosa Co CH Annex, 395 Lee St, Alex City, AL 35010
Tallapoosa Dadeville Dadeville Co CH, 125 N. Broadnax St, Dadeville, AL 36853
Washington Chatom Washington Co CH, Chatom, AL 36518
Wilcox Camden 219 Claiborne Street, Bldg 3 Suite D, Camden, AL 36726
Winston Double Springs Double Sp Munic Bldg, 23415 Hwy 195, Double Springs, AL 35553