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April 21, 2014

Temporary driver license system shutdown starts Friday

60-day grace period remains in effect for expired licenses

— State officials are temporarily shutting down the driver license system from April 25-30, said Department of Public Safety officials in a release on Monday.

A database conversion will be conducted from 5 p.m. Friday, April 25, to 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, to comply with federal regulations.

Normal service is expected to resume April 30.

Officials said local licensing offices will be unable to issue, renew or reinstate driver licenses and non-driver identification cards.

The 60-day grace period remains in effect to renew an expired driver license or convert an out-of state license, according to the DPS public information office.

All driver license systems, including online services, will be unavailable during the shutdown. Access to motor vehicle records and state crash reports will also be offline.

The temporary shutdown also will affect probate offices, license commissioners’ offices and other agencies and business that involve Alabama driver license transactions or reviews.

State offices will be closed Monday, April 28, due to a previously scheduled state holiday.

The Limestone County licensing office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is located in the first-floor of the courthouse annex at 100 South Clinton Street.

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