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Welcome to the Alabama Department of Public Safety’s Web site. We appreciate your visiting the department’s home page and encourage you to explore this site to learn more about the Department of Public Safety and the many ways its employees serve Alabama.

Schedule Your Driver License Appointment

The Alabama Department of Public Safety is now accepting Driver License appointments online at the following locations: Birmingham, Decatur, Dothan, Huntsville, Opelika, Mobile, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa.

Click Here to schedule your next Driver License Appointment.

In response to acts of terrorism committed against the United States, and in an effort to ensure the safety of citizens, Congress passed the REAL-ID Act of 2005. To comply with that act, the Alabama Department of Public Safety has developed a driver license and identification program called STAR ID (“Secure, Trusted, And Reliable").

Alabama veterans may have the option of displaying proof of military service on their driver licenses beginning on May 1st, 2013.  Click here for more information.

Click Here to see special notice information for vendors and contractors.

Buckle Up, Alabama!

Troopers and local law enforcement agencies throughout Alabama work together to strictly enforce the state's seatbelt and child restraint laws throughout the year. During late May and early June of each year, the agencies boost these efforts during the annual Click It or Ticket campaign. Click Here for media information related to this initiative.

Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.

Click Here to learn more about impaired driving and its consequences.

Move Over, Alabama. It's the Law

Alabama's "move-over" law requires motorists to move over and slow down when they encounter emergency responders stopped roadside with emergency signals activated.

Click Here for more information about what the law requires. A copy of the law is available by clicking here.

Submit A Hearing Request Online

Click Here to submit a hearing request to the Driver License Division. Details regarding this new online option are available in the News Release section of our website.

Purchase an Alabama Crash Report Online

Click Here to purchase an Alabama Crash Report Online.

Click Here to read the press release issued on September 1, 2009.

Interested in a Public Safety internship? Want to be a DPS volunteer?

If you want to expand your college education beyond the classroom, an internship with the Department of Public Safety may be right for you. DPS also has opportunities for civic-minded citizens who would like to contribute their time and talent as volunteers for Public Safety. Click Here for more information.
Colonel John E. Richardson
John E. RichardsonLieutenant Colonel John E. Richardson
Lieutenant Colonel
Jack Clark
Alabama Department of Public Safety
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