Driver’s license system to be down April 25-29

Published 10:35 am Monday, April 21, 2014

In an effort to comply with federal regulations, the Alabama Department of Public Safety’s Driver License Division has scheduled a database conversion the last weekend of April, which will result in all systems – including online services – being shut down from 5 p.m. Friday, April 25, to 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 30.

During that time, Driver License examining offices across the state will be unable to issue, renew or reinstate driver licenses and non-driver identification cards. In addition, access to motor vehicle records (MVRs) and Alabama Uniform Crash Reports will be offline.

This temporary system shutdown also will affect probate offices, license commissioners’ offices and other agencies and businesses that involve Alabama driver license transactions or reviews.

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To lessen the impact on the public, this particular weekend was selected because April 28 is a state holiday, and state offices already will be closed.

Normal service is expected to resume at 8 a.m. April 30.

For further information about Public Safety’s Driver License Division and its services, please visit