How to Reinstate a Suspended License in Georgia
When you commit certain driving violations, the state of Georgia can deem that your drivers license should be suspended. You may have either accumulated too many points on your driving record, been caught driving without the required insurance, or your offense might have been unrelated to driving such as not paying child support or skipping a court date.
If your drivers license was suspended, a great sense of excitement accompanies the day that you finally get to have your license reinstated. You get the chance to regain your freedom of movement. You will once again be able to go wherever you want whenever you want without having to beg a friend for a ride or keeping up the with bus schedule to catch a ride. However, before you have the chance to experience this freedom again, you must take the necessary steps to have your license reinstated. If you live in the state of Georgia and you have been notified that your license is no longer under mandatory suspension, the following information will help you know exactly what you need to do to have your license reinstated.
First, you must meet all of the conditions to have your license reinstated. Once you know that you have fulfilled all of these conditions, it is time to decide whether you would like to reinstate your license in person, online, or by mail. No matter which method you choose, the amount of the fee that you are required to pay depends on the offense that caused you to have your license suspended in the first place. These fees range anywhere from $35 to $410 and can be found on the website of the Georgia Department of Driver Services.
If you pay the reinstatement fee in person at your local DDS office to reinstate your suspended license, you will need to bring with you one piece of proof of your identification such as a valid United States passport or a birth certificate. Also, be sure to bring with you any notices of your suspension so that a member of the staff at the office can see that the date that your suspension is allowed to be lifted has been reached. Next, be sure to bring your payment. You can pay the reinstatement fee by either cash, credit card, debit card, money order, or a check. Once a member of the staff approves your paperwork and you have paid the required fee, you will be issued a new license that day in person at the office.
If you choose to pay the reinstatement fee online, you will only be allowed to do so on the website for the Georgia DDS if the offense that led to your suspension was either “Failure to Appear” or “Super Speeder.” The “Super Speeder” offense means that you were convicted of driving more than 75 mph on a two-lane road or more than 85 mph on any road. If this matches your case, then you will just need to know your date of birth, your drivers license number, and the transaction identifier listed on your original notice of suspension. You can pay the reinstatement fee online by either credit card or debit card. Your new license will be mailed.
If you mail your reinstatement fee to the DDS office to reinstate your suspended license, you must include your official notice of suspension and any paperwork that proves you completed the requirements to lift your suspension. Find out the amount of your reinstatement fee online and make your check, money order, or cashier’s check payable to “Georgia Department of Driver Services.”