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DDS to offer limited service Saturday

POSTED: March 21, 2011 7:14 p.m.

The Georgia Department of Driver Services urges customers to plan ahead. On Saturday, DDS will offer limited driver licensing services due a scheduled upgrade of a national database used to verify driver’s license information.

On this day DDS will not be able to issue driver’s licenses to new applicants or conduct renewals for existing Georgia drivers in its 64 customer services across the state.

Many services will still be available including the ability to take the computer-based knowledge tests, however, customers cannot be issued a permit if they pass. Scheduled road tests will be administered, but customers who pass will have to return for the license issuance.

All services will again be offered on March 29, and it is anticipated to be a very busy day. Customers are urged to take advantage of the internet services at www.dds.ga.gov. Those eligible are able to conduct multiple transactions and have a license or ID delivered directly to their home address.

Other services that will be available on Saturday include:
•  Replacement of a lost or damaged driver’s license, permit or ID card
• Name/address change of a driver’s license, permit or ID card if it is the customer’s first change request
• Reinstate a suspended license.
• Reissue a suspended driver’s license if the license has been reinstated and is not expired
• Renewal or initial issuance of an ID card
• Obtain a certified MVR
• Computer-based general knowledge testing (Cannot issue permit if the customer passes the test)
• Road testing (Cannot issue the license if the customer passes the test)
• Schedule a road test reservation

 Thirty-two of the sixty-five DDS locations statewide offer Saturday hours until noon.

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