How to do business with Jefferson County during The World Games 2022


Linn Park Courthouse, Jefferson County
The Jefferson County Courthouse downtown is not the only place you can take care of County business during The World Games 2022. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

During The World Games 2022 Birmingham, many streets around the downtown Jefferson County Courthouse will be closed to through traffic. That said, the Courthouse *will* remain open for citizens to transact business. But, if you want to avoid the crazy traffic, here’s what to do.

Doing business with Jefferson County in July? You’ve got options

You’ve got three great options, if you need to do business with Jefferson County. They are: 

If you do have to head downtown, be prepared. We’ve got all the details you’ll need below. 

How to do business with Jefferson County during The World Games 2022 while keeping your cool

The World Games 2022 Birmingham, Jefferson County
The World Games 2022 (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

While the Courthouse *will* remain open for business, here are some other ways you can get things done:

1. Be a happy resident—do your business online

Jefferson County's website
You can do lots of things on Jefferson County’s website. (Screenshot)

Here’s a list of things you can do online and save yourself the trip:

2. Use satellite locations to avoid downtown 

Whether you want to renew your car tag, fill out a change of address form or get a driver’s license, you can visit one of these four locations:

  • Bessemer Courthouse: 1801 3rd Avenue, Bessemer, AL 35020 
  • Center Point: 2651 Center Point Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35215 
  • Hoover: 1901 Hoover Court, Birmingham, AL 35226 
  • Northern Satellite: 651 Main Street, Gardendale, AL 35071 

Note: You can only get a learner’s permit at a Trooper Post. Also, if you are moving to Birmingham, you need to go to the Trooper Post to apply for an Alabama Driver License: 908 Bankhead Hwy W, Birmingham AL 35201.

STAR IDs are only available at ALEA Driver License examining offices.  

3. If you have to come downtown, be prepared

Jefferson County Courthouse map during The World Games
Be sure to plan before coming downtown after July 2. (Jefferson County)

Take care of your business now and avoid the July 2-17 window when the restrictions will be in place. 

Take a free shuttle + walk to the courthouse. Show paperwork that you have business with the County to get through the barricades. 

If you need to do business with Jefferson County, you can—you just need to plan ahead.

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