Has your name changed?
- If the name on your identity document differs from your current legal name, you must provide document(s) to show your name change history (For example, the name on Birth Certificate does not match to current legal name due to a marriage).
- Documents are required even if your name is correct on your current license/id. (See the complete list of Real ID Documents for additional requirements).
- Customers who hold a valid GA Driver's License or ID Card are to present the original or certified document which supports the most recent name change.
- Customers who are new to Georgia must provide the complete trail of original or certified documents that support ALL name changes.
You must renew your driver’s license every 8 years.
You may apply to renew 150 days before the expiration date of the license. You may renew an expired license within 2 years of the expiration date.
Customers who are renewing for the first time must visit a Department of Driver Services (DDS) Customer Service Center.