No fee for storm victims who lost driver's licenses
by Staff Report
May 05, 2011 | 1366 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Lost driver's licenses as a result of the April 27 tornado may be replaced for free.

The Georgia Department of Driver Services stated that legislation enacted in 2010 provides that GDDS may issue free replacements for customers who lost a driver's license or identification card due to a natural disaster if their county of residence falls within a federal disaster declaration. Bartow is included in the president's recently released declaration of disaster areas.

Locations and hours of operation of customer service centers can be found at www.dds.ga.gov. Replacement licenses and ID cards may be ordered online, but victims must pay the transaction fee. Refunds are available.

Eligible customers must visit a GDDS center and present any of the items listed in Category A or two items from Category B.

Category A:

Original birth certificate (hospital certificates are not acceptable)

Certified copy of birth certificate with raised or impressed seal

Certified birth registration

Certified copy of court records (adoption, name or sex change)

Certified naturalization documentation

Immigration ID card

Valid passport (not expired)

Military ID card

Category B:

Original Social Security card

Certified copy of marriage license

Previous year's income tax return

Current auto, home, life or health insurance policy (cards not accepted)

Current auto registration receipt

Voter registration card