Georgia License Renewal Guide: Online, In-Person, and By Mail

Georgia License Renewal Guide
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The Georgia DDS lets you renew a license up to 150 days before its expiration. You may also renew a license up to 2-years after its expiration date though you will retake a driver’s test.

You will get the license within 30 days by mail. Renewing your license will validate it for 8 years.

You can renew a Georgia license via:

  • Online
  • In-person
  • By mail

Note: You’ll need to renew in person if you haven’t done so since July 1st, 2012. Plus, you’ll take a vision test if you are age 64 or older.

How to Renew Your GA License

Renewing a GA license is quick and easy.

Let’s explore your options.


Bring your Georgia driver’s license to a GA DMV location, then complete the following:

  1. Provide your driver’s license and/or ID
    1. Full legal name
    2. Date of birth
    3. Social Security Number
    4. GA residency
    5. Citizenship or legal presence
    6. Marriage/Divorce cert if the name has changed
  2. Complete a Driver’s License/ID card application form (DDS-23)
  3. Pass or the vision test (if applicable)
  4. Take your photo
  5. Pay the $32 renewal fee


The GA DDS recommends you renew online for the sake of simplicity and speed.

To renew online, you must have these requirements:

  • Gold-starred, secured ID license
  • Non-commercial license
  • Not suspended
  • 64 and younger
  • Georgia resident/citizen

You will do the following:

  1. Visit the GA DMV site
  2. Provide your information
    1. Full name
    2. SSN
    3. DoB
    4. License info
  3. Pay the renewal fee
    1. Includes a $5 discount

You should receive your license by mail within the month.

By Mail

Mail renewal options exist but are generally slower. The process includes mostly the same documents and elements of online renewal. You will submit a renewal package along with your payment.

Send the information to:

DDS Special Issuance

2206 East View Parkway

Conyers, GA 30013

Your information should get processed within ten days and you will receive the license not long after.