Governor announces new statewide driver license system

Published 7:30 am Tuesday, February 8, 2022

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Governor Kay Ivey announced the unveiling of a modernized driver license system that will provide significant improvements to both citizens and Driver License personnel across the state last Friday.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Driver License System, simply known as LEADS, will revitalize the current system, which has been in place for nearly two decades.

“This new system will consolidate multiple legacy systems into one integrated, modern system to further protect our citizens’ data and enhance customer service,” said Ivey.

ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor added, “LEADS is a tangible example of ALEA’s continued focus on improving customer service, communication, and technology to effectively achieve the agency’s mission of providing quality service for all.”

In order to install the new system and new hardware, Driver License Offices statewide will close beginning Monday, April 18, with plans to reopen Tuesday, April 26. In addition to the new hardware, tremendous amounts of data received since 1970 will be converted into LEADS.