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Newcomer Information

Driver’s License
When relocating to Alabama from another state, please obtain an Alabama Driver’s License within 30 days of establishing residence. Renewals may be obtained at the Probate Judge’s Offices on the first floor of the courthouse. For further information, call (334) 774-2754.

The Driver’s License Examiner’s Office is located in the Dale County Administration Annex Building, adjacent to the Dale County Jail, South Union Avenue. Driver’s licenses are renewable every four years upon expiration date. Examinations are given Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Closed Thursday-Sunday). Applicants must be 16 years of age. For further information, call (334) 774-6229.


Motor Vehicle Registration
The Dale County Revenue Commissioner’s Office, located in the Dale County Courthouse, is responsible for assessments and collection of ad valorem taxes. Relocators have 30 days to register in Alabama. Bring proper proof of ownership — Certificate of Title in name showing registration, a notarized bill of sale including the purchase price and complete description of vehicle and documentation that Alabama Sales Tax has been paid. The telephone number for tag registration is (334) 774-6229 or 774-8427. Boat registration must be completed by November 15 of each year.

Personal Taxes

State, county and municipal ad valorem taxes are due October 1 and delinquent after December 31 each year.

Refer questions to the Probate Judge’s Office, (334) 774-2754; the Tax Assessor’s Office; or the following state offices:

Alabama State Department of Revenue
(334) 677-4714
492 N. Oates Street, P.O. Drawer 6406
Dothan, AL 36302

Alabama State Department of Revenue
(334) 242-1000
Income Tax Division, P.O. Box 2401 Montgomery, AL 36140

Property Taxes

Sales Tax - Total 9%
City 4%, County 1%, State 4%

For information about city, county and state property taxes, contact the Tax Assessor, Dale County Courthouse, Ozark. For more information, call (334) 774-8100.

Renewal of Vehicle Tag Purchase

Once registration has been made in your name, each year please follow the renewal schedule. For further information, call (334) 774-8427.

School Registration

Contact the Superintendent’s Office at one of the following school systems: Dale County Schools, (334) 774-2355, or Ozark City Schools, (334) 774-5197.

Voter’s Registration

Residents of Dale County may register to vote at the Probate Judge’s Office in the Dale County Courthouse, Monday-Friday. The Registrar’s Office is in the basement of the courthouse. For further information, call (334) 774-9038.

Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce — 774-9321

Alabama Aviation Campus in Ozark — 774-5113
Dale County School — 774-2355
Ozark City Schools — 774-5197
Enterprise-Ozark Community College — 347-2623
Wallace Community College — 983-3521

Alabama Power Company — (800) 245-224
Pea River Electric Cooperative — 774-2545

Southeast Alabama Gas District — 774-5855

Emergencies — 911
Dale Medical Center — 774-2601
Fire Department — 774-5111
Police Department — 774-5111
Sheriff’s Department — 774-2335
Social Security — (800) 772-1213

The Southern Star (weekly) — 774-2715
Dothan Eagle — (daily) — 347-9533
WOAB & WOZK — 774-5600
Wiregrass Radio — 792-0047
WTVY-TV Dothan — 712-7430
WDHN-TV Dothan — 793-1818
WDFX Fox Dothan — 794-3434

Collection/Assessment — 774-2226
Mapping & Appraisal — 774-7208

CenturyLink — 774-2336
Troy Cable — 443-3310

Utilities Board of the City of Ozark — 774-2336

Area Code 334 unless otherwise noted.

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