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How to Renew a Driver's License in Georgia

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A Georgia Driver's License can be renewed either in person at any Driver's License Customer Service Center in the State, by mail, over telephone or over the Internet. Georgia law requires DDS to administer a vision test to drivers over age 64 who must visit a Customer Service Center to undertake the test, and therefore cannot renew their driver's license by mail, phone or over the Internet.

WHEN TO RENEW YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE

  1. Sixty days prior to your license expiration date, which is typically your birthday, Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) will send you a renewal application. You will receive the renewal application if DDS has your digital signature, photograph and fingerprint on file. In addition, your driving record must be clear of any suspensions, cancellations or revocations.
  2. The renewal application will be mailed to your current address on file with DDS. You should notify DDS of any address changes.
  3. You must visit the DDS Customer Service Center if you wish to make changes to your name or address or other information. However, qualified licenses are eligible for a one-time free address change during the renewal cycle.
  4. Georgia driver's licenses are generally renewed for 5 or 8 years.

TO RENEW IN PERSON

You must bring:

  1. Your expiring license or Proof of Identity if the expiring license is not available
  2. If your name has changed, documentation of the name change is required.
  3. A 5-year license renewal fee is $20 and a 8-year license renewal is $32. The acceptable form of payment is by cash, check, money order or credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover). The entire process takes place in five minutes, after which the renewed license will arrive by mail within four weeks.

TO RENEW BY MAIL

When you renew by mail, you should prepare and/or complete:

  1. The renewal application form
  2. Credit card information for renewal fee of $20 for five-year renewal and $32 for 8-year renewal. There is no service fee to renew the license by mail.
  3. Mail all the documents to:
    Department of Driver Services
    Post Office Box 80447
    Conyers, GA 30013    

The renewed driver's license will arrive by mail within four weeks.

TO RENEW ONLINE

  1. You cannot renew online on or after the expiration date.
  2. You will need the Resident Identification Number (RIN) located on the renewal notice.
  3. You can renew online by following these simple steps.
  4. Credit card information for renewal fee of $25 for five-year renewal and $35 for 10-year renewal.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Submitted by Disgusted on 6th Jun 2015

It's 2015 and GA DMV is still

It's 2015 and GA DMV is still not capable of sending out renewal forms! I see this complaint dates back to 2011.

I was discriminated against at the Cobb County office because I am white. The hatred that the almost ALL black staff have for white's is palpable in this office. They told us incorrectly what to bring and then they tacked additional items on after we returned, waited in line and went through the entire process. The one women didn't even look at my husbands documents and now he has the wrong address and also has to go back a 3rd time! Shame on your DMV officials for not doing something to stop the inefficienties, frustration and outright discrimination.

Submitted by tobydo025 on 5th Mar 2015

can you still renew lic on

can you still renew lic on line or do you have to go in to driver lic center

Submitted by kmeyers15 on 17th Nov 2014

I'm in the Military, my

I'm in the Military, my license expired when I was overseas and I haven't renewed it yet. Will I still be able to get a new license or renew it here in GA if my home of residency is in Wi?

Submitted by kmeyers15 on 17th Nov 2014

I'm in the Military, my

I'm in the Military, my license expired when I was overseas and I haven't renewed it yet. Will I still be able to get a new license or renew it here in GA if my home of residency is in Wi?

Submitted by ravi007kt on 19th Sep 2014

I am moved from Arizona to

I am moved from Arizona to Georgia recently and my Arizona driving license has expired. I am a non-immigrant worker on H1 Visa here. I got my Visa Extension reciept from USCIS. I need to transefer my driving license to Georgia and Extend it based on my Visa Extension receipt. Let me know if it can be done. As i have gone through some recent changes at DMV georgia rules and based on that my license can be renewed for next 120 days on providing visa extension reciept.

Submitted by awahid on 2nd Jun 2014

My driver's license expired 3

My driver's license expired 3 years ago because of living out of the US for work,Do I have to pass the driving test again

Submitted by Marilyn J. Foster on 29th Apr 2014

where do I need to go to

where do I need to go to apply for renewal of driver's license if I live in Douglasville? would the nearest place be in Carrollton,GA? If so, where is this location and what are the hours of operation when I can go renew my license?

Submitted by AmyG on 8th Jan 2013

I am H1-B Visa holder and my

I am H1-B Visa holder and my Visa expires next month. My company applied H1-B visa extension and it is pending currently. Is my recipt notice sufficient to extend my drivers license?

Submitted by debby Dunn on 20th Apr 2012

Where in ATL can my 80 year

Where in ATL can my 80 year old mom get her license renewed...other than Memorial Drive?

Submitted by GeorgiaJJB on 11th Dec 2012

Where in Fayette County or

Where in Fayette County or Coweta County can our driving licenses be renewed

We live in Peachtree City

Joy / John Boyden

Submitted by Linda Bailey on 15th Nov 2012

where can my 80 yr old mother

where can my 80 yr old mother which license has expire get them renew.been expired about 2mos.

Submitted by abuzarb on 17th Apr 2012

Hello. I have been living

Hello. I have been living overseas for work and my license has expired in May 2011. Is there a way to renew my license online or my mail? Thank you.

Submitted by courtbpalmer on 12th Mar 2012

I have a Intermediate

I have a Intermediate Restricted Driver's License for the state of Tennessee but I moved to Georgia over the summer and it's time for me to get the "real license" so how should I go about doing that?

Submitted by sandrabar69 on 1st Mar 2012

How can I check on a renewed

How can I check on a renewed license that was never received in the mail, who can I contact

Submitted by danedean on 4th Mar 2012

Never receiced my dr. license

Never receiced my dr. license in the mail

Submitted by Michele Dunn on 9th Jan 2012

My license expired and I

My license expired and I didn't realize it in time. If I go to the center to renew in person, do I get my new license that day, or do I have to wait for it in the mail? I also want a new picture since I look very different and I have had people kind of question if it was me. Can I get a new one with a new picture that same day?

Submitted by lksullivan1 on 20th Dec 2011

delete

delete

Submitted by Rangermom on 12th Sep 2011

a 87 yo lady, but she has run

a 87 yo lady, but she has run a red light & know for pulling out in front of cars. She has let her license expire & has been driving! She has got lost many times. (I'm upset as I was hit by a bad driver & can no longer work, so I feel Senior's like this put all our lives in danger. She has 2 neighbor's that will drive her around) now since she let DL expire will she only have to take eye exame or test?

Submitted by jjmurray on 6th Sep 2011

Can I renew my CDL license on

Can I renew my CDL license on line?

Submitted by garesider100 on 4th Sep 2011

I am a federal employee who

I am a federal employee who works for the DoDEA and I was wondering if I can renew my GA drivers license online even though I reside temporarily in NC?

Submitted by jojoboings on 18th Aug 2011

My license are suspended

My license are suspended now....I HAVE been to court and had everything taking care of ..... so what do I need to do now to get my license back

Submitted by copchuck on 6th Jan 2012

I am former Richmond county

I am former Richmond county deputy. If you have been to court and complied with the courts orders they should have given you a paper that basically tells DMV that you may reinstate your license. You take that paper to your local DMV office and pay the cost for the license. DO NOT drive until you have that license in your pocket, that paper that the courts give you is nothing more than a "permission slip" for DMV to reinstate your license. Until you obtain that license and you get stopped you will be arrested for driving with a suspended license. Hope this helps have a safe day.

Submitted by Anonymous on 11th Apr 2011

My license expired today

My license expired today 4/11/2011. But for some reason the dmv is closed on a monday. will i be able to renew it tomorrow?

Submitted by Anonymous on 4th May 2011

Yes

Yes

Submitted by Anonymous on 31st Mar 2011

I am in the military

I am in the military stationed at Fort Bragg, NC, can I renew my GA drivers licence on line as I have 70+ days left.

Submitted by Anonymous on 11th Apr 2011

yes

yes

Submitted by Anonymous on 21st Mar 2011

I travelled to Africa and

I travelled to Africa and have been out of Georgia for for sometime and my license has expire passed my birthday. Please advice me as to how I go about in renewing my license.

Submitted by Anonymous on 16th Mar 2011

I was not able to find any

I was not able to find any information on how to renew a non-citizen driver license.

Submitted by Anonymous on 22nd Apr 2011

if a person is a non ctizen

if a person is a non ctizen are they reported when applying

Submitted by Anonymous on 9th May 2011

yes

yes

Submitted by Anonymous on 10th Mar 2011

Today is March 10th and my

Today is March 10th and my birthday is March 28th. I need to renew my driver's license and have not received a renewal notice in the mail. What's the best way to renew my driver's license before it expires this year?

Submitted by Anonymous on 9th Mar 2011

Today is March 9th, my

Today is March 9th, my license expires march 28, 2011. I have not received a renewal form. So I do not have a Rin number. How does one go about getting one to renew on line.

Submitted by Leo V. Cheeseman on 28th May 2011

HOW DI i get a RIM?

HOW DI i get a RIM?

Submitted by Anonymous on 7th Mar 2011

I never received a renewal

I never received a renewal notice for my drivers license which expires on April 10 or this year. Today is March 7. Therefore I do not have a RIN # in order to renew online.

Submitted by anitamax on 12th Sep 2011

My birthday is Oct. 31st, and

My birthday is Oct. 31st, and my driver's license expires this year. Today is Sept. 13. I have not yet received the for RIN form in order for me to renew online. What am I to do??

Submitted by raheemeddie on 8th Feb 2009

i need see on the stat of

i need see on the stat of license and how i can get my license back