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Reinstating Your License

Below we gathered some general guidelines from the DDS for DUI and drug suspensions. The information presented here is not intended to be exhaustive and/or complete. Each case is different, therefore, legal counsel should be considered before making decisions on your specific case.

The process and fees related to reinstating your license will vary based on several factors. Conviction date, number of convictions or suspensions, and other factors relative to your specific case will be considered.

Some common reasons for driver's license suspension and/or revocation:

  • Refusal to take a chemical test in conjunction with an arrest for DUI.
  • Any violation of the Georgia Control Substance Act (you do not have to be operating a motor vehicle).
  • A conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

To check the current status of your license, click here.


DUI Conviction

DUI Suspension Payment Schedule:
Number of Offenses
Length of Suspension
Reinstatement Fee
Evaluation Required
Interlock Required
Temporary Permit Allowed
15 and under
until 17
2nd or more
until 18
12 months
2nd or more
Interlock Permit after 1 year
21 and over
120 days
18 months
Interlock Permit after 1 year
Habit Viol

*A Clinical Evaluation for the first DUI conviction within a 5 year period is contigent on Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) at time of arrest.
The information above was obtained from the DDS website. See a complete description of DUI Reinstatement Payment Schedule


Controlled Substance Conviction

A person convicted of possession, distribution, sale, use, etc., of a controlled substance or marijuana will be subject to the suspension of his or her driver's license or driving privilege even if the offense did not occur in or involve the use of a motor vehicle.

  1. For a first conviction within five (5) years as calculated between the incident dates, the period of suspension is 180 days. Reinstatement requires submission of an approved DUI Drug or Alcohol Use Risk Reduction program and payment of a reinstatement fee.
  2. The period of suspension for a second offense within five (5) years as calculated between the incident dates is one (1) year. Customers must submit a certificate of completion from an approved DUI Drug or Alcohol Use Risk Reduction Program and pay a reinstatement fee.
  3. The period of suspension for a third offense within five (5) years as calculated among the incident dates is 5 years. A limited driving permit is available after the first two (2) years of the suspension.
  4. In some cases, the driver must apply for reinstatement to begin counting time toward the suspension period. Please contact DDS for additional details.

You can contact the Department of Driver Services 678-413-8400. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 7:00 am until 5:15 pm to assist with reinstatement questions.

Click here to download the Application for Reinstatement of a Controlled Substance Suspension.

Payment Options

In Person Payments - DDS Customer Service Center

  1. You must present proof of identity to reinstate your driver's license.
  2. Bring all reinstatement documents with you such as the "Official Notice of Suspension" sent to you by the DDS, which includes the court name, disposition and violation dates. Plus any other documentation such as a 'DUI Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction Certificate', if required.
  3. Payment must be paid in full, no partial payments will be accepted.
  4. All locations accept cash (U.S. currency only), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, debit cards issued with a MasterCard or Visa logo and checks (business and personal). Checks must be pre-printed with the customers (or business') name and address.
  5. Remember that all locations statewide are closed on Monday. Tuesday is the busiest day of the week for service. The middle of the week, during the middle of the day, is the best time for optimal service.

A discount is given to most reinstatement categories when paid online or by mail.
Mailing Address:
Department of Driver Services (DDS)
Validation Unit
Post Office Box 80447
Conyers, Georgia 30013

  1. Along with your payment, please enclose the "Official Notice of Suspension" sent by DDS. The "Official Notice of Suspension" includes the court name, disposition and violation date.
  2. If no "Official Notice of Suspension" was received, please provide the full name, date of birth, driver's license number, address and social security number. Providing the correct information is very important and will allow DDS to quickly match the payment received with the correct driving record.
  3. Include any/all documentation such as a 'DUI Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction' Certificate, if applicable.
  4. Submit payment in full, partial payments are not accepted.
  5. A discount will be given for eligible customers who use the mail-in option.
  6. All checks, money orders, and cashier's checks should be made payable to the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS).
  7. To pay by credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) please include a completed Credit Card Authorization Form(PDF).
  8. Driving privileges are reinstated after payment and all other reinstatement requirements are processed by DDS. This includes any additional outstanding suspensions.

No online payment options are available for DUI and drug reinstatements.

All the information within this page was obtained from the Georgia Department of Driver Services' website.


Available Classes

We typically hold 3-day classes beginning on Friday evening and ending on Sunday evening.

Classes are broken into five 4-hour sessions. Weekend classes hold one session on Friday, two sessions on Saturday, and two on Sunday.

Choose a date, then send us an email from the form below letting us know which class you would like to take.

If the class you want begins to fill up before you secure your seat, we will call you to make sure you have the opportunity to get in for that date.

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