If you already have a Secure ID License, your license may be renewed up to 150 days before the expiration date or up to 2 years after the expiration date.

How Do I Know if I Have a Secure ID License?

Your license will have a gold star printed in the upper right corner.

Renewal Options

  • If you do not already have a Secure ID License, you must visit a DDS Customer Service Center in person and present documents proving your identity, social security number and residential address. Click here for more information.
  • Online Services: If you already have a Secure ID complaint license, you may renew online.
  • Physical Mail: Some customers may be eligible to renew by mail. 
    • Customers stationed out of state in the military, and their dependents stationed with them.
    • Customers attending school out of the state of Georgia, and their dependents who are with them.
    • Customers temporarily working out of state, and their dependents who are with them.
    • Customers who are physically incapacitated and unable to visit a DDS Customer Service Center.

Documents Required

When renewing in person, you must provide legal documents that show your identity, residential address, social security number, and U.S. citizenship or proof of legal status in the United States.  For more details www.dds.ga.gov.

You can find our more information about Secure IDs as well from Homeland Security at www.dhs.gov.

Over 2 Years Expired

If your license has been expired for more than 2 years, you must take several tests to re-obtain a valid driver’s license.

Driver's License Classes

A Georgia Driver's License is classified according to the type and weight of vehicles that may be operated by the person to whom they are issued.  The following table shows the most common classes for non-commercial usage.  For more information or details, visit http://www.dds.ga.gov/drivers/dldata.aspx?con=1741951492&ty=dl

 

Class C

Any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating not in excess of 26,000 pounds, any such vehicle towing a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating not in excess of 10,000 pounds, any such vehicle towing a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating in excess of 10,000 pounds, provided that the combination of vehicles has a gross combined vehicle weight rating not in excess of 26,000 pounds, and any self-propelled or towed vehicle that is equipped to serve as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or travel purposes and is used solely as a family or personal conveyance.

Class CP

  • Applicant must be at least 15 years old and be able to pass the vision and knowledge test.
  • When driving, there must be a licensed driver at least 21 years old in the front seat with him or her at all times.
  • The permit is valid for 24 months.
  • Parental consent is required for applicants under 18 years of age.

Class D

  • Provisional driver’s license for Class C vehicles.
  • May not operate between 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m.

 

Passenger restrictions:

  • For the initial six-month period immediately following the issuance of a Class D driver’s license, only immediate family may be passengers in the vehicle.
  • During the second six-month period immediately following issuance of a Class D driver’s license, only one non-family member under the age of 21 may be a passenger in the vehicle.
  • After the second six-month period, no more than three non-family members under the age of 21 may be passengers in the vehicle.
  • Parental consent is required for applicants under 18 years of age.

Class M

  • Motorcycles and motor-driven cycles are included in this class.
  • An applicant must be at least 17 years of age in order to get a Class M driver’s license, but is not required to possess a Class C driver’s license before applying for this license.

Class MP

  • All applicants must pass an eye test and an examination of motorcycle knowledge.
  • A Class MP instructional permit is valid for 6 months. It is not mandatory for a Class M driver’s license applicant to obtain a Class MP instructional permit before taking the Class M examination, although road test reservations are available only to those applicants who hold a Class MP instructional permit.
  • Restrictions for a Class MP instructional permit are as follows:
    • Must be at least 16 years old and have parental consent if under 18.
    • Must complete Driver Education Training to obtain a Class MP at age 16.
    • Motorcycle operation in daylight hours only.
    • No passengers allowed.
    • No limited access roadways.
    • Safety equipment as prescribed by law.