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Applying for a License: What to Bring to the Alabama DPS

What to Bring to the Alabama DPS: Your Permit and License Checklist

It’s that time already, huh? You’ve followed the steps on how to get a driver’s license in Alabama so far, and now you’re ready to go visit the Department of Public Safety (DPS) office. When you apply for your first learner license or driver license, there are some specific documents you need to bring. Double check your paperwork so you don’t have to wait in line twice!

Don't forget your documents for the DPS
When you realize you forgot to bring ID.

For a Learner License (Age 15), Bring:

  • U.S. birth certificate (No photocopies, please!)
  • Social Security card
  • Proof of school enrollment or graduation
  • Cash or card to pay for the fees ($5 for testing and $36.25 for the license)
There is a fee for the license and test
Better bring some money.

For a Learner or Driver License (Age 16 or Older), Bring:

  • Two types of identification. At least one needs to be from the Primary ID list. At least one needs to have your photo on it, OR you can bring 3 forms of non-photo ID.
  • Social Security card
  • School enrollment form or proof of graduation (if you’re 16-18 years old)
  • Cash or card to pay for the fees ($5 for testing and $36.25 for the license)

If You’re Taking the Driving Test, Also Bring:

  • A vehicle that would pass inspection
  • A licensed driver to accompany you
  • Proof of auto insurance
passing your driving test will be so easy when you're prepared
This is you.