How to Check a Driver's License Status for Alabama

By Rianne Hill Soriano - Updated June 19, 2017
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To check your Alabama driver’s license status, you can request a driving record from the Alabama Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver License Division. This allows you to know a history of violations, collisions, convictions and all departmental actions you incurred over a period of time, usually up to three years. Since the service can also allow third party checking of a driver’s license, it is also a way for to find out if a license is suspended or revoked.

Choose the process you want to use to check the status of your Alabama driver’s license. You can obtain the report by purchasing it online, by mail or in person. Purchasing it online is the fastest way to get the record; it only takes a few minutes until you can print a copy of it in the convenience of your home or office. Companies can take advantage of the state's e-Gov Service, which provides convenient online access to drivers’ records. A company must be an Alabama Interactive Service Subscriber to use this service. The application form is available online at the Alabama government website’s link for subscription services. Applications may also be completed by contacting the Alabama Interactive Customer Service at 1-866-353-egov (3468).

Prepare the driver’s license number you intend to check and other required details for the request. While the more specific steps slightly vary depending on your choice of report purchase, the basic idea is to provide the license number, name, registered address, birth date and other details found in the driver’s license card for any online, mail or in-person request.

Pay the amount for the request. If using the online platform, you need to pay using a credit card. If requesting it in person, you can pay by credit card, cash or check.

Review the report to see the updated status of the license. If you see any error or any point of concern regarding the record, immediately contact the Alabama DPS Driver License Division.

Tip

It is always ideal to periodically check your driving record, even if you don’t have any compelling reason to do so. This is because errors can possibly occur and such mistakes on your record may carry serious implications. For instance, this can impact your insurance premiums, employment application, or worse, this might even lead to an arrest or a license suspension.

About the Author

Rianne Hill Soriano is a freelance artist/writer/educator. Her diverse work experiences include projects in the Philippines, Korea and United States. For more than six years she has written about films, travel, food, fashion, culture and other topics on websites including Yahoo!, Yehey! and Herword. She also co-wrote a book about Asian cinema.

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