Renewing your license in Georgia can be done online, in person at a center, by mail, or by downloading the DDS 2 GO Mobile App. 

General Information:

Your license can be renewed up to 150 days before the expiration date of your license. Allow up to 30 days for your permanent license to be delivered.  Your renewed license will be valid for up to 8 years.

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    Renewing Your Driver's License - Online Services or Mobile App

    Most customers can renew Online or use the DDS 2 GO Mobile App without visiting a center.  You must log-in or create a customer account to renew.  

    To qualify:
    1. You must hold only a regular non-commercial license, ID, or Permit.
    2. If your license is Suspended, Cancelled, or Revoked, then you can only renew your ID card or Limited Permit.
    3. You must be a Georgia resident and at least 18-years old.
    4. You must be a US Citizen.
    5. Your current license, ID, or permit must be a Real ID document. (Have a gold or black star printed in the upper right corner.) 
    6. Renewals of Commercial Licenses must be done in person.  View Renew a Commercial (CDL) License.

     

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    Renewing Your Driver's License - In Person

    Persons applying for a Renewal will be issued an interim driver's license while a permanent driver's license is being processed. To ensure receipt of the permanent driver's license, the customer's current address must be on file with the Department of Driver Services (DDS).

    If renewing at a center:
    • You must submit the required License/ID/Permit Form. Select "Start Here" below to begin.
    • At your visit, be prepared to take a new photo.
    • Applicants who are 64 or older must pass a vision exam. If you cannot visit a center, the vision exam can be submitted with your application by fax/mail. See Senior Drivers for more information.

    All Customers visiting a center must submit the required Online License/ID/Permit form.


    Get the required documents:
    • You must bring your current license or id. 
    • If you hold a Real ID license (Black or Gold star in the upper right-hand corner), you will not be required to bring in Real ID documents unless your address or name has changed.  Name change and/or address documents must be provided. 

    • If your license does not have a Black or Gold Star in the upper right-hand corner, you must bring in all Real ID Documents.

    • Please refer to Real ID Requirements for a full list of documents. 

      Payment:
      • View Fees and Terms for license fee information.
      • DDS Customer Service Centers accept Cash and Credit/Debit Cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.  We do not accept checks, money orders, or cashier checks. We apologize for any inconvenience.
      Testing Information:
      • If your Georgia driver's license is expired for two years or more, you will be required to take and pass the following test in order to obtain a Driver's License: 
        1. Road Signs, Road Rules, Road Skills Test, and Vision Exam. For more information see Test and Exams Information.
        2. Additional testing may be required for certain license classes.  For a full list, view License, ID, and Permit Types.
       
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      Renewing your Driver's License - By Mail

      The Georgia Department of Driver Services offers renewal by mail options under limited circumstances for U.S. citizen customers who are unable to renew their licenses in person.

      Customers with Real ID documents can renew their Georgia driver's license, permit, or ID online. Your Real ID license or id will have a black or gold star in the top right-hand corner.

      View Mail-In Renewals to see if you qualify. 

      Please note: Processing of applications usually takes about thirty (30) days once we receive your complete application package. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. We recommend that you submit your completed package to DDS at least sixty (60) days prior to the expiration of your license. 

       
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      Renewing Your Driver's License - Age 64 and Older

      Customers age 64 and older are required to take a vision screening at each renewal period. Customers can renew in person, online, or by mail or fax. 

      The minimum acceptable vision for a non-commercial license is 20/60 in one eye, with or without corrective lenses, and a field of vision of at least 140 degrees.

      • To Renew Online - Age 64 and Older
        • Log into your DDS Online Services Account.
        • Upload a completed  Download this pdf file. Vision Report Form (DDS-MR-274)   or a vision exam. Either form MUST: 
          • Be dated within the last two years
          • Be completed by a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist
          • Include the Visual Acuity Degrees, Horizontal Perception Degrees, or Monocular Field of Vision.
        • Upload your documentation.
        • You will receive an email indicating approved, rejected, or denied.
          • Approved – Complete your renewal online.
          • Denied – Renewal cannot be completed online. You must come into a DDS Customer Service Center.
          • Incomplete – Review the missing or incomplete information. Resubmit the completed Download this pdf file. Vision Report Form (DDS-MR-274).
        • NOTE: Customers may download and print a temporary paper license from their DDS Online Services Account. The permanent license will be mailed within 30 days.
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      • To Renew by Mail or Fax - Age 64 and Older
        • Complete the required Online License/ID/Permit Form. You will not be required to visit a center. 
        • Gather all the required documents to Fax or Mail to DDS:
          • Download this pdf file. Vision Report Form (DDS-MR-274) or a vision exam.  Either form MUST:
            • Be dated within the last two years
            • Be completed by a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist
            • Include the Visual Acuity Degrees, Horizontal Perception Degrees, or Monocular Field of Vision.
          • Two (2) proofs of physical Georgia residency.  See Real ID Documents for a complete list of acceptable documents.
          • The Download this pdf file. 64+ Statement of Completion (DS-4)  form must be signed and sent with all your documents.
          • Pay the $32 license fee with a credit card using the Download this pdf file. Credit Card Payment Authorization Form (DDS-100) by secure fax to (678) 413-8555.
          • Customers can also mail a money order, cashier’s check, or personal check to pay the $32 license fee with the required documents.    
          • All required documents must be submitted at one time, using the same method to avoid any delays.
          • Mailing Address
            • Georgia Department of Driver Services
              Central Issuance
              PO Box 80447
              Conyers, GA 30013
          • By FAX:
            • (678) 413-8555
          • NOTE: Customers will be mailed a temporary paper license to the address provided. The permanent license will be mailed within 30 days.

         

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      • To Renew in-person - Age 64 and Older
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