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State Drivers License Examiner's Office
First-Time Issuance - Driver's Testing Additions or Corrections
Every Alabama resident who operates any motorized vehicle must have a valid driver’s license. All applicants whose Alabama license has been expired for more than three years or out of state license has been expired for at least one year must pass the required driver’s examination.

Note:
All documents must be original. No photocopies will be accepted.

Reclaim Alabama License or Out of State Transfers

Documentation Needed
  • Original certified birth certificate or valid United States passport (required)
  • Former state license
  • Social Security card - Must reflect current name
  • $23.50 license fee, plus a $5 transfer fee
  • Proof of school enrollment (available at school registrar’s office), a graduation certificate, or a diploma

For Learners License

  • Original Certified Birth Certificate (Required for 15-year-olds) or valid United States passport (for those age 16 and older)
  • Social Security card - Must reflect current name
  • Applicants 15-18 years of age: Acceptable proof of enrollment form or proof of graduation
    • Form DL/193 (available at school), graduation certificate, or diploma
    • No photocopies accepted
  • $23.50 license Fee, plus $5 test fee

For Name Change
  • Current license
  • Social Security card - Must be updated to reflect your name change
  • Marriage license
  • Divorce papers - Must state that you can claim your maiden name
  • Adoption papers
  • Court order for name change

Shelby County, Alabama
200 West College St.
Columbiana, AL 35051
Ph: (205) 670-6550