How To Renew Your Georgia Drivers License
Need to renew your Georgia driverse license? We've collected helpful information that will save you some time, and we offer links to resources that will get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.
Online application assistance can simplify the process for many DMV related services, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from the DMV offices or websites, you will receive a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs. Where possible, we will prepare your DMV forms and/or provide links to DMV online services. Via our partners at Road America, you will also receive 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service. In addition, you will be able to take advantage of a free membership to DMV Advisors, a state-specific help desk prepared to answer any driver-related questions or concerns you may have. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.
2: By mail, if eligible (read below for instructions)
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 local DDS office
If you prefer to access DDS services in person or your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at a physical DDS office location. 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 local DDS allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in-person visit is either preferred or required.
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 required. You can renew your license in person, online or by mail.
You can renew your Georgia drivers license at any Department of Driver Service office. Please be aware of the regular business hours when you can apply for renewal:
Tuesday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
It is advised the renewal applicants generate and download the required form and checklist. These documents will help save time when visiting the DDS office in person. Specific DDS fees will apply depending on the type of Georgia drivers license renewal that is requested.
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
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.
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