ALABAMA (WDHN) — Alabama Driver’s Licenses offices statewide have now re-opened after being closed for upgrades.

Tuesday, April 26, marks the reopening of The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Driver License Offices. According to a statement from ALEA, the reopening comes as the previous decades-old system has now been updated into the new Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Driver License System, also known as LEADS.

Once LEADS goes live, Alabama residents will have access to new online options allowing residents to pre-apply for an Alabama Driver’s License and enter all necessary information before visiting their local office.

According to ALEA, LEADS will offer new online services such as the:

  • Ability to update their addresses
  • Ability to pay and reinstate their licenses
  • Ability to upload U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Medical Cards
  • Ability to view Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Hazmat background checks
  • Ability to issue duplicate licenses to eligible foreign nationals
  • Ability to pre-apply for individuals who are requesting an Alabama License for the first time

State offices had been closed since April 18.