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Macon County driver's license office to open once a month on Wednesdays

The Tuskegee News of Tuskegee, Alabama

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After much criticism and complaint from elected officials and residents in rural communities, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) will reopen satellite driver's license offices that it closed a month ago in 30 counties.

ALEA will send a license examiner to most of the offices one day a month. Two offices will be staffed two days or more a month.

Residents in Macon County or surrounding areas can go to the Gomillion Building, located at 302 South Main Street on the second Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with the office being closed for lunch between noon and 1 p.m. However, the office will be closed for a state holiday on Wednesday, Nov. 11, the second Wednesday of the month, for Veterans Day.

There will be no CDL license office available in Macon County. Anyone needing to get a CDL License renewed can do it online at www.alabama.gov or go to Lee County. For more information or to call the local office, the number is (334) 720-0574.

Individuals can still renew driver's licenses in the Macon County Probate Judge's office located in the county courthouse. Voter IDs can be made in the Macon County Board of Registrars Office, which is located in the Courthouse Annex. Those offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

In Bullock County, the satellite driver's license office is located at the Police Department located at 303 N. Prairie Street, Union Springs, and is open on the third Thursday of each month from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. while closing for lunch from noon-1 p.m. For more information in Union Springs call (334) 738-3835.

ALEA's decision to close the offices, which it blamed on a staff shortage caused by budget cuts, drew criticism from lawmakers representing rural areas who claimed it left many counties with no place for residents to take a driver's license test.



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Original Publication Date: November 5, 2015



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