Delivery of new drivers’ licenses being delayed

The state Department of Driver Services (DDS) is urging Georgians to plan ahead and be prepared for the delayed delivery of their driver’s license and IDs.

“Due to circumstances beyond our control, there is a possibility that customers’ permanent driver’s licenses and/or ID Cards may be delayed in arriving,” announced DDS Commissioner Spencer R. Moore.

The delivery of permanent cards may take longer than the 2-4 weeks typical timeframe. Customers should be patient and continue to carry their last issued license or ID and any paper interim licenses or IDs as well as receipts with them.

DDS reminds customers to plan ahead and do not wait until their expiration date to renew.  A Georgia license and/or ID Card can be renewed up to 150 days before expiration.

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