1) Upon initial application to the Department for a driver’s license or identification card, the applicant, upon satisfaction of the requirements for issuance of the document, will be assigned a unique identification number generated by a random number system.
(2) Any other document issued to the applicant by the Department will bear the identification number previously assigned.
(3) Requests for a change of the customer identification numbers will be honored under the following circumstances:
(a) The current customer identification number is the applicant’s social security account number;
(b) The applicant’s driver’s license and/or identification card has been stolen (the applicant must furnish a copy of the police report to the Department);
(c) The License Fraud Unit has authorized a change of customer identification number in writing; or
(d) The applicant submits documentation from a family violence program or family violence shelter, as those terms are defined in O.C.G.A. §§19-13-20(4) and (5), evidencing a need to change his or her identification number because he or she is the victim of family violence or the minor child of a victim of family violence.
(4) Customer identification numbers may also be changed, in the discretion of the Department, as needed to carry out the Department’s obligations.
(5) For the purposes of this Chapter, the term “customer identification number” shall have the same meaning as the term “driver identification number,” “distinguishing number,” and “identification card number.”
(6) Customers for whom the Department has not issued a driver’s license, permit or identification card, but for whom it is necessary to create a driving record pursuant to O.C.G.A. §40-5-2 shall also be issued a unique identification number generated by a random number system. Such number shall be used on any driver’s license, permit or identification card subsequently issued to said customer, if any.