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replacement of lost drivers license georgia - GA

Lost, stolen, destroyed or simply never received your new license? Replace your Georgia Drivers license now and avoid going to the DDS. Fortunately in the state of GA, replacing or ordering a duplicate can be done online. Just make sure that you fall under the conditions that we've listed below. As with all other Georgia driver license requests, the most direct way to replace your Georgia Driver's License, is to go in person to a local dds customer service center. As a final option, you may sign up and receive our step by step Georgia replacement guide.

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How to Replace Your Lost Georgia Drivers License

If you've been a victim of theft, or you've accidentally lost your drivers license, or maybe you've destroyed your license, you'll need to file for a replacement right away. If you have access to a credit or debit card, you may use the instructions for replacing your license online. If not, you'll need to visit a customer service center and present your proof of identification documents. In either case, we've outlined the instructions below. 

In Person

  1. Prepare the necessary identification documents (see below for complete list of documents)
  2. Show up to your local dds customer service center.
  3. The DDS makes it very easy to check the wait times of each location. Use this Wait Time page to check before going. 
  4. Pay the replacement fee


As a Georgia resident, you may take advantage of the convenience of ordering your duplicate online. However, you must meet the following requirements:

Requirements to Replace Lost License Online

  • This online service is not available for commercial driver licenses. Only non commercial, Learner Permit, or ID holders may proceed.
  • Your drivers license must be active. It must not be on any suspension, revocation, or cancellation. However, ID and Permits may be replaced under any status. 
  • You cannot replace your license more than three (3) times per year.
  • You must be a resident of the state of Georgia and you must be a U.S. Citizen. 


  • Begin by visiting the following website.
  • You'll be required to create an online account with the GA DDS. 
  • Make sure to have a credit card handy to pay the replacement cost. Allowed credit cards are Discover, MasterCard, Visa and American Express. Debit cards with the Visa or MasterCard logo are also accepted.
  • Upon completion, your new license will be mailed and should arrive in less than one (1) week. Online address changes are also allowed at this time. If you do decide to change your address, it must be verified with the USPS, and your new license will take between two (2) and three (3) weeks to arrive. 

Note: If there is a problem with your online transaction, or you have not received your license, please contact the GA DDS at: 

Online: Login to your DDS Account
Phone: Call the Georgia DDS at (678) 413-8400


The following page shows the most up to date fees to order your duplicate / replacement drivers license.

Documents needed to replace your Georgia Drivers License

Note: No copies or Faxes. All documents must be originals.

Show one (1) of the following Category A Documents

  • Birth Certificate (Must be original). If you would like to show a copy, it must be certified, and must have a raised or impressed seal.
  • Birth registration (must be certified).
  • Adoption, sex change or name change court records (must be certified)
  • Naturalization papers (must be certified).
  • Immigration card. 
  • Active Passport (must be valid).
  • Military identification card. 
  • if you are not a U.S. citizen you must show your active foreign passport with I-94 form or stamp. Or bring your green card (I-688 or I-551), or an employment authorization card (I-776, I-688A, I-688B). 

OR Show two (2) of the following Category B Documents

  • Social Security Card (must be original one).
  • Marriage certificate copy (must be certified). Not all same sex marriages will be allowed. 
  • Income Tax Return (of Previous Year)
  • An active insurance policy (can be home, or auto, or life or health insurance). 
  • Your car registration receipt. 
  • Your voter registration.