"Labor Day Holiday - All DDS Customer Service Centers will be closed from Saturday, September 5, 2015 thru Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Please note all centers will resume normal operations on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Due to the closures we expect heavier traffic in our centers during that week, so please plan accordingly and consider using online services to avoid a visit altogether."

Fees and Terms

The fee schedule and Terms issued are shown below. Fees do not reflect a $5.00 discount received for renewing your driver's license or ID card using Online Services, (free documents are excluded). Short term driver's licenses are for 5 years and long term driver’s licenses are for 8 years.

DDS Customer Service Centers accept Credit/Debit Cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express. We also accept Cash, Money Order and Checks.

DDS Online Services accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and debit cards issued with a MasterCard or Visa logo for payment of fees.

Credit Cards

Type Valid Fee

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

*Note: Volunteer Firefighters will not incur a fee for a (Class E or F) license. Volunteer Firefighter must provide a “Letter of Eligibility” – form #: DDS-517 - to receive free E or F license

 5 years
 8 years
Learner's Permit (Class CP, EP, FP, and MP) 6 months – 2 years 2 $10 3
Provisional Driver's License (Class D) 5 years $10 3

Honorary Driver's License

(Issued to a spouse of a disabled honorably separated veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces who does not have a driver’s license or the unmarried surviving spouse of a deceased honorable separated veteran)

5 years
8 years
No Fee
National Guard Driver's License (Class A, B, C, and M) - current proof of eligibility required for each renewal or issuance

5 years
8 years

No Fee
Veteran Driver's License (Class A,B, C and M):
  • Combat
  • Non-Combat
*Note: Must certify eligibility of Veteran status via form DS-516


5 years
8 years
No Fee 


Commercial Licenses & Permits
CDL License (Class A, B) 5 years4 $20
CDL Learner's Permit (Class AP, BP) 1 year $10 3
CDL Application   $35 5
CDL Road Skills Test   $50
CDL Endorsements term of license w/o Hazmat 6 $5 each 7
For-Hire Endorsement Term of License $15
Identification Cards (ID Cards)
Georgia ID Card 5 years
8 years

Georgia ID Card for Voting Purposes Only

*Note: Must provide proof of valid voter 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                                                                                    
  • Non-Combat  

8 years
5 years
8 years

No Fee
Veteran Handicapped ID Card 6 months (temporary)
4 years
No Fee
Handicapped ID Card 5 years $5

Indigent ID Card

*Note: Customer must present voucher and required documents to receive ID card

5 years $5 (May be billable to shelters with agreements with DDS)
Limited Permits & Probationary Driver's Licenses
Limited Permit Up to 1 yr $25
Limited Permit Renewal 1 year $5
Limited Permit Replacement Equal to Original Term of Permit $20
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
Other Services
Address Change Original Expiration Date Free once per Renewal Period 8
Driver's License Reinstatement   Reinstatement Fees and Payment Options
Replacement/Duplicate: Driver's License, Permit or ID Card(excludes Limited Permit and HVPL-see separate fees) Original Expiration Date $5
Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) 3 year report
7 year report
Lincense Renewal by Internet   $5 discount

Note 1: Non-Citizens, Short Term fee of $20 applies.

  1. If there is an expiration date on the Immigration documents then the driver's license expiration date will match the expiration of the Immigration documentations, but not to be issued for more than 5 years.
  2. If there is no expiration date on the Immigration documents and the customer is a Lawful Permanent Resident, Asylee, Refugee then the driver's license will be issued for 5 years.
  3. If there is no expiration date on the Immigration documents and the customer is not a Lawful Permanent Resident, Asylee, Refugee then the driver's license will be issued for a maximum of 1 year.

Note 2: Permit Fee Requirements

The $10 permit fee must be paid before the test begins. If any part of the test is failed, no refund will be issued and the permit fee must be paid again prior to every testing attempt.

Note 3: Permit Terms

  1. Term for CP Permit is 2 years.
  2. Term for EP and FP Permits is 1 year.
  3. Terms for MP Permit is 6 months

Note 4: CDL Application Fee

Applies to both CDL License Class A & B and CDL Instructional Permit AP & BP.

Note 5: Restricted CDL, Class B

  1. Driver's license is valid for 5 years but limited to the seasonal period.
  2. The Farm Services Related Industries Waiver card will be issued for a continuous 180-day period and applicants are permitted to obtain one waiver card in any twelve (12) month period.

Note 6: CDL Endorsement Term

  1. Endorsements without Hazmat are valid for the term of the CDL license and are automatically renewed with the CDL License without any additional fees.
  2. Endorsements with Hazmat are valid for 5 years from the Threat Assessment date and applicants must pass Hazmat knowledge test and TSA Background checks to be renewed.

Note 7: CDL Endorsement Fee

  1. If Hazmat endorsements are added during the initial issuance then no fee applies.
  2. All endorsements with or without Hazmat added after issuance will be charged a $5 fee one time only for each endorsement.

Note 8: Address Changes

If you have already received a free address change since your last renewal, charges may be associated with your address change request, and renewal may be required.

Note 9: Replacement

If a replacement driver's license/permit/ID card is requested within 150 days of the original date, it will be processed as a Renewal and new term and fees apply.

Last Updated On: 7/10/2015