License office open less days

Published 12:04 am Saturday, October 22, 2011

Teenagers turning the big sweet 16 will now only have three days to take their driver’s license exam in Covington County.

On Friday, State Troopers announced that beginning Oct. 31, the Andalusia Driver License examining office will change its days of service from Monday through Friday to Monday through Wednesday.

“We are trimming the days of service because of budget cuts,” said spokesperson Robin Litchfield.

Litchfield said that Andalusia isn’t the only location throughout the state changing hours or having their hours of operation shortened.

“It depends on the demand,” she said. “We are certainly trying our best to make sure that all residents are able to obtain their driver’s license.”

The office, which is in the Covington County Courthouse, will be open from 8 a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. each of those three days.

Residents are asked to come prepared with proper documentation, which includes two forms of identification, including a Social Security card, proof of enrollment in school or proof of graduation, if younger than 19.

Additionally, a $5 test fee, a licensed driver, proof of car insurance and a vehicle that will pass inspection, will be needed in order to take the road test.

Cost to purchase a driver’s license is $23.50.

Other driver license examining offices within driving distance from Andalusia:

• Luverne 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday;

• New Brockton 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday;

• Dothan 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; and

• Evergreen 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.