Renewal license issued after the expiration of original license does not require examination if renewed within 3 years of expiration.
After original license expires, subsequent renewals are required 4 years from the expiration date of the original license, regardless of when the preceding license is issued. Exception: CDL permits are not renewable.
Renewal notice mailed to each licensee 30 days after expiration date of license, if not yet renewed.
Grace period of 60 days granted after the expiration of license for purpose of renewal, and license is valid during this period.
Renewal of license may occur from 60 days prior to expiration to 3 years after date; afterwards, applicant required to take and pass examination.
Any valid driver license in the possession of a person on active duty with the U.S. Armed Forces, their dependents, or any person temporarily out of Alabama at time of license renewal may be eligible to renew by mail, but must have a photo on file taken within the last 8 years. Military personnel may renew up to 60 days prior to the license expiration date. Upon return to the state, the licensee should apply for a duplicate license with photo at the office of the license commissioner.
A valid home state license of military personnel and their dependents is honored while based in state.