Renewing a Drivers License in Alabama

Renew Alabama License or ID

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) allows AL residents to renew their driver licenses or photo IDs 6 months before their card expires. You can renew:

  • Online

OR

  • In person.

Renew Your AL Driver’s License Online

You will NOT be able to renew your license online if you:

  • Wish to obtain a REAL ID for the first time.
  • Need to:
    • Change your license class
    • Remove a restriction.
    • Update your address.
    • Change your name.
    • Take a picture for your license/ID.

To renew your Alabama license or state ID online, visit the ALEA online portal and provide your:

  • License or ID type.
  • Name.
  • License or ID number.
  • Date of birth.
  • Last 4 digits of your social security number (SSN).
  • Credit card information for payment of the $36.25 renewal fee*.

Once you’ve completed the transaction, you’ll receive your new ID within 30 days.

*Certain counties may charge additional fees for renewal.

Renew Your Alabama Driver’s License in Person

There are 2 types of locations you may use to renew your license or ID in person.

You MUST renew in person at an ALEA licensing office if you:

  • Wish to obtain a REAL ID for the first time.
  • Have to change your license class or remove a restriction. 

You may renew at a county probate or license commissioner office if you need to:

  • Update your address.
  • Change your name.
  • Take a picture for your license/ID.

At the location, you may be asked to provide your:

  • Current license or ID.
  • Proof of address (if you are changing your address).
  • Proof of name change (if applicable). This may include a:
    • Marriage certificate.
    • Divorce certificate.
    • Court documents to prove name change.
  • Medical certification (for CDL drivers).
  • Payment for the renewal fee. Renewal costs:
    • $36.25 for standard and motorcycle licenses.
    • $66.25 for Class A renewal.
    • $56.25 for Class B renewal.

*Certain counties may charge additional fees for renewal.