What Do Georgia’s DDS & MVD Do?

There are two agencies in Georgia that handle driver licensing and motor vehicle services:

The DDS handles all driver-related services for both new residents and existing GA drivers, including driver’s license, ID card, and learner’s permit applications, road testing, driving records, and commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs), as well as boater licensing.

The MVD handles vehicle registration and titling services for Georgia residents, including license plate applications, motor vehicle reports, and custom license plates. The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for boat registration.

As a new resident to Georgia, you have 30 days after establishing residency to exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration. Prior to registering your vehicle, you must also complete an emissions inspection if you live in a required county.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Georgia DDS and MVD offer online services through their respective websites.

The DDS’ online services include:

  • Appointment scheduling
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Duplicate licenses and IDs
  • License class upgrades
  • Fee payments
  • Ordering driver history
  • Address updates

The MVD’s online services include:

  • Appointment scheduling
  • Vehicle registration renewal
  • Duplicate registrations
  • Registration cancellation
  • Specialty plate orders
  • Address updates
  • Insurance fine payments

You can also access many driver licensing forms and motor vehicle forms online.

You can access the Georgia Driver’s Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The GA DDS offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

The DDS partners with a number of authorized third-parties for driver testing for both standard licenses and CDLs, as well as driver education courses, motorcycle training courses, and certain title and tag services.

Contact Information

Department of Driver Services

P.O. Box 80447

Conyers, GA 30013

Phone:

  • (678) 413-8400
  • (678) 413-8500
  • (678) 413-8600

Office locations

Motor Vehicle Division

4125 Welcome All Road

Atlanta, GA 30349

Phone: (855) 406-5221

Office locations