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State offers online license renewal
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The Georgia Department of Driver Services continues to give qualified customers an early birthday present — the opportunity to renew their driver’s licenses without visiting a customer service center in person.  

The DDS sends out automated renewal applications approximately about 60 days before a license expiration, which is typically the licensee’s birthday. Eligible candidates who do not need to make any changes to the information reflected on their driver’s licenses can get a renewed license mailed directly to their home — complete with photo — before the original driver’s license expires.

The automated renewal application contains complete instructions for renewal including an individual and secure renewal identification number (RIN). The customer will use this RIN to request a license renewal online by accessing the DDS Web site, or they may choose to renew via mail. Whether a customer renews online or by mail, this program is another example of the DDS’ efforts to make its services faster, friendlier and easier for Georgians, while preserving the privacy and integrity of personal info.

“If you receive an automated renewal notice from the DDS, please renew your license by mail or online right away,” said Gregory C. Dozier, DDS commissioner. “We are proud of the success we have experienced with this program, which is reflected in the more than 2.3 million Georgians who have already utilized this service,” he added.  

A very important component of this program is the ability to deliver the application to the customer. For extra convenience, an online address change feature is also available via Customers must keep their address current with DDS offices to ensure receiving pertinent information concerning their license.

To learn more about the DDS’ other online services, please visit their Web site at