Fees and Terms

What forms of payment does the Georgia Department of Driver Services accept?

  • DDS Customer Service Centers take cash, credit cards, debit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay
  • DDS Online Services and the DDS 2 GO Mobile app take only credit or debit cards
  • The cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express

NOTE: Customers using Online Services and the DDS 2 GO Mobile app may receive a $5.00 Discount for eligible transactions.  The discount is not reflected in the fees listed.  Free documents are excluded. 

  • Non-Commercial License Fees
    Regular Licenses and Permits
    License Type License Term Fee Note

    Regular Driver's License (Class A, B, C, E, F, M)

    8 Years

    $32

    Volunteer Firefighters will not incur a fee for a (Class E or F) license. 

    Learner's Permit (Class CP) 

    2 Years

    $10

    The $10 permit fee is paid before the test begins.  If you fail any part of the test, you will not receive a refund. The permit fee must be paid again before every testing attempt.

    Learner's Permit (Class EP and FP)

    1 Year

    $10 

     

    Learner's Permit (Class MP)

    6 Months

    $10

     

    Provisional Driver's License (Class D)

    5 Years

    $10

     

    Honorary Driver's License 

    8 Years

    No Fee

     

    National Guard Driver's License 

    8 Years

    No Fee

    Requires proof of eligibility for each renewal or issuance.

    Veterans Driver's License (Combat)

    8 Years

    No Fee

     

    Veterans Driver's License (Non-Combat) (Class A, B, C, and M)

    8 Years

    $32

     

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  • Commercial License Fees

    NOTE: All Commercial (CDL) Licenses require a CDL Application Fee. 

    Commercial License and Permit Fees

    License Type

    License Term Fee Note

    CDL License (Class A, B, and C)

     

    8 Years

    $32

    Restricted CDL, Class B is valid for 5 years but limited to the seasonal period. 

    The Farm Services Related Industries Waiver card will be issued for a continuous 180-day period. Applicants are permitted to get one waiver card in any twelve (12) month period. 

    CDL Licenses with an H or X endorsement limited to 5 years. 

    CDL Learner's Permit (Class AP, BP)

     

    On or after July 1, 2021, valid for 365 days 

    $10

    The $10 permit fee is required before the test begins. If you fail any part of the test, you will not get a refund.  You must pay the permit fee again before every testing attempt.

    CDL Application Fee

    N/A

    $35

     

    CDL Road Skills Test

    N/A

    $50

     

    CDL Endorsements

     

    Term of License w/o Hazmat

    $5 each

    All endorsements except Hazmat are valid for the term of the CDL License. Endorsements are automatically renewed with the CDL License without any additional fees. 

    TSA Background and Fingerprints are required for Hazmat for 1st-time issuance as well as renewals.

    Licenses with Hazmat are valid for 5 years from the Threat Assessment date. Applicants must pass a Hazmat knowledge test and TSA Background checks to be renewed. 

    If Hazmat Endorsements are added during the initial issuance, then no fee applies. 

    All endorsements added after initial issuance require a one-time $5 Fee.

    For-Hire Endorsement

    Term of License

    $15

     

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  • Identification (ID) Card Fees
    Fees for Georgia ID, VET ID, etc.
    License Type License Term Fee

    Georgia ID Card

    8 Years

    $32

    Voter ID (Note: Must provide proof of valid registration)

    8 Years

    No Fee When Qualified

    Honorary ID Card

    8 Years

    No Fee

    National Guard ID Card

    Not Available

    N/A

    Veteran ID Card (combat)

    8 Years

    No Fee

    Veteran ID Card (Non-Combat)

    8 Years

    $32

    Veteran Handicapped ID Card

    6 months (temporary)
    4 years

    No Fee

    Handicapped ID Card

    8 Years

    $5

    Indigent ID Card (Note: Must present voucher and required documents to receive ID)

    8 Years

    NOTE: Must provide proof of valid voter registration)$5 (May be billable to shelters with agreements with DDS)

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  • Limited Permit and Probationary License Fees
    Limited Permits & Probationary Licenses 
    License Type License Term Fee

    Limited Permit

    Up to 1 Year

    $25

    Limited Permit Renewal

    1 Year

    $5

    Limited Permit Replacement

    Equal to Original Term of Permit

    $20

    Ignition Interlock Device Limited Permit

    (IDLP)

    1. If customers consented to the state-administered chemical test
      1. Required to successfully maintain the ignition interlock for a period of 4 months.                         OR
    2. If customers DID NOT consent to the state-administered chemical test
      1. Required to successfully maintain the ignition interlock for a period of 12 months.

    $25

    Ignition Interlock Device Limited Permit

    (IDLP) Renewal

    2 Months

    $5

    Ignition Interlock Device Limited Permit

    (IDLP) Restrictions Removal

     

    $100 (Note 1)

    Controlled Substance Permit

    (after 3rd violation)

    Up to 3 Years

    $25

    Habitual Violator Probationary Driver's License (HVPL)

    Up to 3 Years

    $210

    Habitual Violator Probationary Driver's License Replacement

    Equal to Original Term of Permit

    $20

     

    Note 1: This fee is in addition to any reinstatement fees that may be required.

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  • Other Service Fees
    Other Service Fees

    Service

    Term

    Fee

    Address Change Original Expiration Date Free once per Renewal Period (Note 1) 

    Gender Change

    Original Expiration Date

    $5

    Driver's License Replacement (Note 2)

     

    Reinstatement Fees and Payment Options

    Replacement/Duplicate: Driver's License, Permit, or ID Card

    (Excludes Limited Permit and HVPL.)

    Original Expiration Date

    $5

    Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) - 3 Year Report

    N/A

    $6

    Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) - 7 Year Report

    N/A

    $8

    Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) - Lifetime Report

    N/A

    $8

    License Renewal - Online and the DDS 2 GO app

    Varies

    $5 Discount off Original License Fee

    Note 1:  Address Change:

    • Only 1 free name/address change is allowed during the term of your license.  Any extra changes during a term may need you to renew and pay the renewal fees.

    Note 2: Replacements:

    • If you request a replacement driver's license/permit/ID card within 150 days of the original date:
      • it will be processed as a renewal
      • a new term will apply
      • and new fees will apply.
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