License renewals now online
Published 4:00 am Thursday, November 12, 2015
Pike County residents who don’t have access to a personal computer or a printer can now renew their driver’s license and vehicle and boat tags online at either Goshen Town Hall or the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge.
Pike County Probate Judge Wes Allen has set up the computer workstations for the convenience of those who live and/or work in the county.
Allen was in Brundidge Tuesday to meet with Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage and Goshen Mayor Jack Waller to thank them for working with the Probate Office in offering the new choices to the people in their areas of the county.
“This initiative maintains our overall strategic vision to deliver the most effective and efficient services to the people of Pike County,” Allen said. “Our team wants to offer choices as to how residents conduct business with their probate office. We want to make it easier for people who many not want to drive to the courthouse.”
Allen took time to demonstrate the use of the computer workstations for the mayors who expressed their appreciation for the technology that will mean cost- and time-savings to residents in their areas.
The community-based computers are available for those who want to renew their driver’s license and car and boat tags online with no changes. A credit card is required for both the driver’s license and car tag transactions.
Allen said driver’s license, driver’s license, commercial driver’s license, state identification card and STAR ID can be renewed or duplicated online.
“Customers need to read and follow the online steps very closely,” he said. “The customer can print a temporary driver’s license and a new permanent license from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency will arrive by mail within 30 days.”
If changes are required on the driver’s license, the customer must go to the Probate Office or the State License Examiner office, depending on the change.
Customers choosing to renew their vehicle tag online should follow the directions closely, complete the online transaction and the Probate Office will mail the new decal(s) within three to five business days.
“This new choice in renewing driver’s licenses and car tags will be a great benefit to the citizens of Goshen,” Waller said. “We have a large number of senior adults and many of them don’t have this kind of technology at home. Having these work stations at Town Hall will allow them to make these transactions at home rather than having to travel to Troy.”
Ramage said, too, the computer workstation at the public library will save Brundidge area residents time and money.
“We also have a large number of senior citizens who will greatly benefit from having this service here in town but it’s for anyone who doesn’t want to or can’t make the trip to the courthouse,” Ramage said. “Another plus is that it will bring people into the library who might not come otherwise.”
Both Goshen Town Hall and the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library will have a member of the staff available to assist first-time users.
Goshen Town Hall’s is open from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library is open from 9 until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and until noon on Saturday.