We'd be lost without our car--and a valid driver's license is an absolute necessity!
Time Required: 1 hour
- Make sure you are qualified for an Alabama driver's license.
- Take 2 forms of identification: your Social Security card and either a certified birth certificate, certified school record, valid driver's license from another state, Armed Forces I.D. card, or passport.
- Go to the Madison County License Department, located at 1115-A Church Street, Huntsville.
- Take the Vision Screening test.
- Take the Written Test. A $5 cash fee is charged for the test.
- Prepare to take the Road Test.
- Have your photo taken.
- Pay for your license--the regular 4-year operator license is $20.
- You must be a resident of Alabama, 16 years old, had no license suspended or revoked, have no physical or mental impairment that prevents control of vehicle, passed the driver's exam, and are not a habitual drunkard or drug user.
- The Road Test may include: right and left turns, signaling, use of marked and unmarked lanes, backing vehicle, observance of traffic signs and signals, making a quick stop, control of vehicle, observation, and a three-point turn.
- You may have to furnish a statement by a doctor showing your medical history and present condition as it pertains to your driving ability.
- If you don't drive but need an identification card, you can apply for a non-driver identification card from the driver license examiner.
- There is a 60-day grace period after the expiration date of your driver's license.