The Cherokee County office had already been operating on a one-day-a-week schedule for several months.
According to ALEA, state budget cuts forced the decision to close the local office.
The closing of the Cherokee County Driver License Office will affect individuals who need to transfer a license from another state, obtain a learners permit by taking a written test, take the driving test in order to obtain a driver’s license or obtain a State Identification Card.
Citizens will now need to travel to a District License Office in either Glencoe, Jacksonville or Ft Payne to accomplish those tasks.
Those schedules for ALEA District Driver’s License Offices are currently available on-line at www.alrenewal.com.
Additionally, to help citizens who currently utilize thsee part-time, satellite locations, ALEA has developed an interactive Citizen Services Locator Map that will identify and locate the closest office and the services provided.
Citizens can access the Citizens Services Locator Map by visiting www.alrenewal.com.
Individuals can still renew, obtain a duplicate of and replace existing driver’s licenses at the Cherokee County Probate Office between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm Monday through Friday.