Update/Change License Information

US and non-US citizens are allowed one free name or address change during the term of their original driver's license/permit/ID card. To be eligible for a free driver's license/permit/ID card the applicant must complete the change request 150 days prior to the expiration date currently listed on the driver's license/permit/ID card.

Any additional name and/or address changes, during the original driver's license/permit/ID card term will require a renewal. A renewal will extend the term of the driver's license/permit/ID card. Renewals conducted via the DDS Online Services portal will receive a $5.00 discount from the fees stated.

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Change Address

Change Name

Physical License Changes


Address Changes

Residents are required to update the address currently listed on their driver's license/permit/ID card within 60 days of moving to Georgia.  Customers are allowed 1 free address change during the original term of your license as long as it's not within 150 days of your license expiration date.  Otherwise you will be required to renew your license and pay the required renewal fee. 

Address changes can be done Online or in Person at a DDS Customer Service Center.  You cannot perform an address change by mail or phone.

Online

To use online services, customers must be US Citizens with Georgia residency. 

  1. There is a $5.00 discount if charges apply.

  2. Certain vision restrictions may apply.

  3. Commercial Driver's License holders are not eligible for online services.

In Person

DDS has implemented Secure ID (resulting from Federal requirements of the Real ID Act), which requires customers to provide two (2) documents proving residential address, when visiting a Customer Service Center (CSC). However, if a customer currently holds a Secure DL/ID, only one (1) document is needed to prove residency.

For a list of acceptable documents proving residential address, visit our Secure ID Checklist page.

Skip-a-Step and fill out the required online application form before visiting a Center.

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Name Changes

Applicant name changes must be processed, in person, at a Customer Service Center. Applicant is required to update the name listed on their driver's license/permit/ID card within 60 days, as required by law.

  1. Renewal fees may apply if you are doing a name change within 150 days of your license expiration date or you are performinig a 2nd name and/or address change during the original term of your license. 
  2. For current GA Customers - If applicant's name has changed from original birth record or passport, applicant is required to present certified legal documents supporting each name change such as: marriage certificate, divorce decree, adoption papers and/or legal name change. NOTE: All name change docs are required for new and new new to GA customers.
  3. All documents must be in English.
  4. Applicants married in the state of Georgia, on or after November 1, 1982 and who wish to hyphenate a surname and married name must present a certified copy of the marriage license application reflecting the selection of a hyphenated surname.
  5. Applicants whose surnames have changed by reason of a marriage that occurred outside the state of Georgia may obtain a driver's license/permit/ID card in the hyphenated married surname upon submission of a certified copy of a marriage license application or state issued marriage certificate for the marriage.
  6. If presenting a divorce decree, it must contain a name-change order which will serve as legal proof of your intended name change. 

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Physical Changes

Applicants are required to update physical details, listed below, in person at a Customer Service Center:

  1. Weight
  2. Height
  3. Eye Color
  4. Gender

Note:

  1. Gender updates requires applicant to submit a court order or physician's letter certifying gender change.
  2. The letter or court order shall state the person's name, date of birth, date of gender reassignment operation and other identifying information.

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