How To Renew Your Georgia Drivers License

Need to renew your Georgia drivers license? We've collected helpful information that will save you time, and we offer links to resources that will get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DDS related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to assistance in preparing official forms, the value added services and products you will receive include a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs; 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DDS in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DDS.

3: Via a DDS office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DDS office. Varying DDS offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DDS closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DDS allows you to make a personal appointment.

 


 

 

As of 2010, Georgia added an option that a person's drivers license can be renewed for five years for $20 or eight years for $32. The DDS accepts cash, checks, money orders and credit cards as payment towards a Georgia drivers license renewal. Acceptable proof of residency is requiredYou can renew your license in person, online or by mail.

In Person

You can renew your Georgia drivers license at any Department of Driver Service office. Please be aware of the regular business hours when you apply for renewal:

Tuesday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Our Easy Guide is a comprehensive resource that will advise you on the Georgia drivers license renewal process, along with providing a collection of helpful details about the DDS process. Inside, you'll find more information on in-person Georgia driver license renewal, along with corresponding fees. 

Online

To renew your license online, you must meet the following requirements: 

  • License cannot be expired over two years
  • Driving records should not have any suspensions, cancellations or revocations
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • A valid picture and signature should be on record with the DDS
  • Drivers with CDL’s must renew in person
  • Motorists 64 years and older must apply in person so to perform a vision test
  • DDS must be able to verify a driver’s social security number online
  • National Guardsmen can only renew in person
  • Disabled Persons ID cards cannot be renewed online
  • Drivers with bi-optic vision restrictions must renew in person

In order to renew online with the DDS, drivers must create an online account.  Opening an account is free and the DDS offers a $5 discount if the Georgia drivers license renewal is completed online. In addition, there are a number of customer service options available via the Internet such as:

  • Register an address change
  • Request replacement of a lost or stolen drivers license
  • Pay for fees online
  • Access to motorist’s driving history
  • Ordering an identification card 

By Mail
Applicants who renew by mail will also receive a $5 discount. The appropriate fees and forms for a Georgia drivers license renewal should be mailed to:

Department of Driver Services
Post Office Box 80447
Conyers, Georgia  30013

For additional information, call the customer service line at (866)754-3687.