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Georgia Driver Services Prepares for Uptick in License Reinstatements

Income tax season brings an uptick of customers visiting the Department of Driver Services (DDS) to use their tax refunds to reinstate their suspended driving privileges.  DDS Commissioner Spencer R. Moore reminds customers of a way to save valuable time – the Agency's Online License Reinstatement Services available at

“Online Reinstatement enables customers to get back on the road quicker by paying fees and reinstating driving privileges whether our centers are open or not,” added Commissioner Moore.
Customers may check their driving reinstatement eligibility, view, print or email a list of their specific reinstatement requirements, pay fees and reinstate driving privileges online – all without a visit or telephone call to DDS.  Eligible customers may request that a free replacement of their original license be mailed directly to them, and they can drive on the online receipt until it arrives.  The license will be mailed approximately 7-10 business days eliminating the need to visit the DDS in person.

“The license reinstatement process is the most time consuming transaction for our DDS team members,” said Commissioner Moore. “Having customers choose to reinstate and request a free replacement license online will directly affect the wait times at DDS customer service centers for those that absolutely must come in.”
DDS continues to develop mobile options to provide all customers access to the most convenient licensing services.  In addition to reinstating a license, customers can request an address change, replace a lost license and/or obtain a copy of their driving history online.
For a complete list of online services, including the option Skip a Step! to submit the required paperwork before visiting DDS, please visit