You can get a $5 discount if you renew your driver's license online or by mail

Renewing your Georgia driver's license can save you money this year.

The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) will give you a $5 discount if you renew your license by mail or online.

The Automated Renewal Application can be used to to renew your license without visiting in person. The DDS sends out renewal applications approximately 60 days before a license expiration — which is typically the licensee’s birthday.

Customers must meet age, driving history and citizenship requirements. Eligible candidates who do not need to make any changes to the information reflected on their driver’s licenses can get a renewed license mailed directly to their home — complete with photo — before the original driver’s license expires.

"If you receive an automated renewal notice from the DDS, please use it right away,” said Gregory C. Dozier, DDS Commissioner. “We are proud of the success we have experienced with this program, which is reflected in the more than 2.3 million Georgians who have already utilized this service,” he added. To learn more about the DDS’ online services, go to www.dds.ga.gov.