The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency raises the rate on renewal operational driver’s licenses by 54-percent. The new rate went into effect Monday. Renewing your driver’s license—which is good for 4 years—now costs $36.25. The previous rate was $23.50. According to the agency’s public relations director, Anna Morris, the cost for the state to produce and issue a driver’s license far exceeds the cost a citizen is charged to obtain the license. The rise in renewal rates is intended to address that issue. Morris also says this increase in price is intended to alleviate or reduce wait times.