Two more Jefferson County satellite courthouses to reopen

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Jefferson County is making plans to reopen two more of its satellite courthouses.

The county commission says it plans to reopen satellite courthouses in Gardendale and Forestdale on December 14th.  The commisson said the two courthouses will handle drivers license renewals, title applications, tag renewals, business licenses and most public services.

The courthouses in Gardendale, Forestdale and Center Point were closed in August when the county placed nearly 1,000 of its workers on administrative leave without pay as part of its plan to balance its budget without money from the county's then-illegal occupational tax. The Center Point courthouse was reopened and workers were returned to work in October after the county built up enough revenue from the county's new occupational tax.