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Posted on: May 15, 2020

ALL Shelby County License Offices are Open

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Shelby County’s goal has been to continue to provide a level of local government functions through this crisis and comply with the recommendations of the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the Governor’s orders. The Shelby County Commission and its staff have developed plans and protocols to protect the health of the public, our staff, and all of those directly affected by governmental processes.

All Shelby County departments have modified operations to previously standard workflows to reduce or eliminate direct public contact to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. When applicable, we encourage everyone to utilize online services to accomplish business transactions. Shelby County online services are located at

NOTICE: ALL County License Offices are Open with limited access and new queing workflows
The Shelby County License Offices are open to serve customers that cannot perform transactions via online services or mail. Modifications have been made to all offices to assist in the prevention of further spread of COVID-19 to customers and staff while maintaining the 6 feet of recommended distancing.  Online Services remain the preferred method for tag renewals. 

The State of Alabama Department of Revenue has provided an extension for obtaining motor vehicle registrations and penalties associated with registrations and renewals through June 19, 2020. The signed Alabama Department of Revenue document is located at

The State of Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) offices that issues driver licenses (first time online renewals can be done at, road testing for new drivers, STAR ID’s, CDL licenses, and vessel licenses remain closed in Pelham and Columbiana. Please see the following link to the State ALEA offices to determine their operational status.

All other Shelby County offices with direct public interaction and essential operations have modified public access to essential required business to mitigate exposure and spread of the virus during this COVID-19 pandemic. Please call first as many business functions may be handled over the phone or online.

We appreciate your patience during this period as we continue providing county services while doing our part to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chad Scroggins
County Manager
Shelby County, Alabama

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