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Lawrence County Courthouse still not completely open after fire

A fire closed down the courthouse for several days after it flooded due to the sprinkler system The Lawrence County courthouse opened Monday, but not all services were available. The County Commission says services like license and tag renewal will hopefully be available again next week..

Posted: Jul 9, 2018 4:26 PM
Updated: Jul 12, 2018 7:13 PM

The courthouse is reopened after a fire at the Lawrence County courthouse caused damage from the sprinkler system, but not all services are available. 

While crews at the Lawrence County courthouse here work to clean up the building officials told WAAY there is some good news for people needing services like license or tag renewal.

Thomas ray came to the courthouse Monday to get his tags renewed but quickly found out that office is closed. 
"It's a little aggravating pushing the time limits more likely to get pulled over between now and then," Ray.

The online system to pay fines is temporary out of service as well.

The good news?

For anyone who needed to renew their license or tags during the period the courthouse is closed your late fines will be waived.
The County Commission told us they're hoping to open the revenue commissioners office by early next week. 

"Even if they wave the fines its going to be a hassle," Ray.

WAAY spoke with the County Administrator and she told us they are doing the best they can to get the space operational as soon as possible. We also spoke with the Moulton Police Chief and he said they are aware of the situation and will probably not give people tickets for expired tags that expired during this time. 

Update: 

The State of Alabama department of revenue extended the deadline for license tags from July 3rd to July 31st for Lawrence County. The Revenue office in the courthouse is set to open Monday, July 16th. 

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