Drivers License Designation Available Soon for Veterans

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Veteran's designation on License (red box.)

TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – Alabama veterans may have the option of displaying proof of military service on their driver licenses beginning May 1.

Rep. Marcel Black, D-Tuscumbia, introduced the Veteran’s Driver License legislation, which Gov. Robert Bentley signed into law in May 2012.

Black said, “Now, our veterans may readily show their status to obtain any benefits, rebates and accommodations they richly deserve.  I am proud to have played a part, along with Sen. Marc Keahey (D-Grove Hill), in making this happen.”

To establish proof of service, a veteran must visit one of the Alabama Department of Public Safety’s Driver License examining offices and present a DD-214 form from the U.S. Department of Defense that shows an “honorable” or “general under honorable conditions” status.

There is no additional charge for the veteran designation for a first-time driver license applicant or for an individual seeking to renew his or her license. A veteran who chooses to add the designation before his or her renewal date, however, must pay $18.50 for a duplicate license.

For more information or to locate the nearest Driver License examining office, visit the Driver License Division page at

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