For a long time, the only method available to place a Georgia driving records request was to find a Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) office. This has always been time-consuming and inconvenient. Fortunately there are now more options. Thanks to the internet, obtaining driving records is a lot quicker and easier than it’s ever been, and you can find them without leaving your home. Here are a few ways to do this.
First of all, you can visit the Georgia DDS website. Track down your nearest location and wait in line for a driving records request form. Fill it out and hand it in. If you’re requesting your own driving records, you can then present your driver’s license and they can print out an official copy for you. If you’re unable to visit the office yourself, you can print a driving records request form from their website. Fill it out, mail it in and pay a fee. Your records should arrive in the mail in a few weeks.
Your second option is to search an online public records database for Georgia driving records. Accessing online databases can be done quickly and easily from your very own home. To start the search, you’ll need to enter a first and last name and the state. To make sure you find the right records, you can further narrow the search by the person’s address or age. The Freedom of Information Act of 1966 (FOIA) defines driving records as legal and public information. And because you don’t have to fill out forms or pay multiple visits to a DDS office, obtaining multiple driving records is quicker and more convenient.
Online Georgia driving records are an excellent tool for quick verification purposes. But if you’re requesting these records for any official purpose, you will probably need a copy provided by your local Georgia DDS office. Fortunately, the Georgia DDS website makes this process easier by allowing you to fill out request forms online before you visit.