Forms Used by the Georgia DDS
No matter what driving-related task you’re looking to accomplish, chances are good that you’re going to need to fill out your fair share of forms. Whether you’re looking to renew your Georgia drivers license, apply for a new drivers license, register your vehicle, and more, there’s a form you’ll need to complete first. Here are some of the most common forms encountered at the Georgia DDS.
Georgia Drivers License Forms
Whether you’re looking to apply for a learners permit, a Georgia license, renew your existing license, everyone starts with the same form: the Application for Driver’s License, Permit, or Identification Card (Form DDS-23). Unfortunately, the Georgia DDS does not make this available on their site; you must go to a Customer Service Center in person to fill one out.
If you’re a teen driver looking to earn your instructional permit, you must also fill out the Certificate of Attendance (DS-1) verifying that you’re currently attending high school. If you’ve already graduated, provide a high school diploma or GED for verification.
The Georgia Driver’s Manual
The Georgia Driver’s Manual is a valuable tool to have if you’re new to driving, or simply want to ensure that your driving knowledge is up-to-date. This handbook contains valuable information on all things driving-related, and contains the most up-to-date laws and traffic knowhow vital to maintaining driver safety on the road. It’s a good idea to check periodically for updates so recent laws and safety regulations don’t slip past you.
Getting a Georgia Motor Vehicle Report (MVR)
Also known as a Driving History Report, your MVR is an in-depth look at your Georgia driving record. This document provides drivers with an extensive list of any traffic and driving violations they may have incurred on the road, along with the total amount of driving points associated with your license. Additionally, it details reported accidents, along with any suspensions or revocations of your license. You can request a MVR in person by filling out the Request for Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) Form (DDS-18) at a Customer Service Center and paying the associated fees. If you’d like a no-hassle method of viewing your MVR, you can request a non-Certified copy online directly from the Georgia DDS. This record is viewable for up to 30 days after the request.
Registering Your Vehicle in Georgia
Motor vehicle registration and titling in the state of Georgia actually occurs at the Department of Revenue, not the DDS. The Motor Vehicle Title/Tag Application (Form MV-1) must be filled out and submitted for these situations. Don’t forget that you’ll need proof of ownership, as well as a Certification of Inspection (Form T-22B) completed by a Georgia law enforcement officer.