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Ga. Dept. of Driver Services preps for holiday rush


Driver's licensing customer service centers in Georgia closed Saturday and will reopen on Wednesday.

Georgia Department of Driver Services is warning customers that they should plan for long wait times the first business day after the office has been closed.

Also, the first business day following a closed day is typically a very busy day, so please plan not to visit on those days unless you have time to wait.

The Ga. Dept. of Driver Services offered these reminders to Georgia drivers:

Tuesdays are the busiest day of the week to visit a DDS office.

Drivers can go online to replace a lost or stolen license or ID by going to as long as drivers are not up for a renewal within 150 days.

Bring a copy of a police report with you to get your driver's license number changed if you are a victim of theft or fraud, which is required by state law.

Go to the DDS website to make sure you bring all the necessary documents required by the Dept. of Homeland Security by creating personal document checklist at

A license or ID Card can be renewed 150 days before expiration. Don't wait until the last minute to renew.

Make sure your address is current with DDS in order to receive an important renewal reminder in the mail.

Change your address online at as long as you have changed your address with the U.S. Postal Service within the past 30 days.

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