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Georgia Department of Driver Services

The Georgia Department of Driver Services serves the public by offering commercial and regular passenger vehicle driver’s licenses, driver's permits, and state identification cards.


2206 Eastview Pkwy.
Conyers, GA 30013

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What steps do I take to earn my learner's permit or first driver's license?

First, get a learner’s permit by passing a vision exam, taking a knowledge test, and paying the $10 permit fee. If you aren’t 18 yet, you must hold this learner’s permit for 1 year and 1 day before you are eligible to take the road skills exam, and you must enroll in an approved driver education program.

You can find additional requirements for new drivers on the Department of Driver Services website.

What documents do I need to present to get a driver's license or ID card?

Visit the online SecureID Checklist Wizard to find out what you’ll need to bring to a Department of Driver Services (DDS) Customer Service Center.

I’m a new state resident. What will I need to do to transfer my license?

Within 30 days of moving to Georgia you are required to visit the nearest Department of Driver Services (DDS) Customer Service Center. Bring along:

  • Your current license,
  • Proof of your Social Security number,
  • 2 proofs of Georgia residency (such as a bank statement, utility bill, or rental contract), and
  • Proof of identity (such as a birth certificate, passport, or immigration card).

Additional documents required if you are changing your name. Visit the Department of Driver Services website to create a Custom Checklist and be sure you arrive with the necessary documents.

You’ll be required to hand over your former license, pay the license fee, and receive a temporary license. You may also register to vote. Just a few weeks later, your permanent license will arrive by mail.

How can I change my address or name on my license, and is there a deadline for requesting these changes?

Generally, you can change your address for free either online or in person once during your current license period. If you're within 5 months of your license expiration, however, you'll still need to pay the new license fee. Make sure your local postal office notes the address change on postal records before you go to the Customer Service Center; DDS uses these postal records to verify that address change.

You can change the name on your license only by visiting a Customer Service Center in person.

Within 60 days of an address or name change, you must update your driver’s license, driver's permit, or ID card.