New center hours
15 locations will serve customers Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 am until noon. Each center will be closed every Monday. Athens, Atlanta, Conyers, Decatur, Forest Park, Gainesville, Lawrenceville, Lithonia, Locust Grove, Marietta, Norcross, North Cobb, Sandy Springs, Savannah, Union City
22 locations will serve customers Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Each center will be closed every Saturday through Monday. Americus, Blairsville, Blue Ridge, Calhoun, Cedartown, Cordele, Douglas, Elberton, Griffin, Helena, Kingsland, LaGrange, Perry, Reidsville, Rincon, Rock Spring, Swainsboro, Thomaston, Thomasville, Thomson, Toccoa, Waycross
5 locations will serve customers Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 a.m. until noon. Each center will be closed every Monday. Cartersville, Dublin, Hinesville, Newnan, Rome
18 locations will serve customers Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon. Each center will be closed every Monday. Albany, Augusta, Brunswick, Canton, Carrollton, Columbus, Covington, Cumming, Dalton, Evans, Fayetteville, Jackson, Macon, Milledgeville, Statesboro, Tifton, Valdosta, Warner Robins.
Three part-time centers will begin new hours including: Colquitt, Thursday through Friday 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Cuthbert, Thursday through Friday 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Sandersville, Thursday through Friday 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The Conyers branch, located at 2206 East View Parkway NE, will be open Tuesday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 a.m. to noon.
Centers will open earlier to better distribute customer demand in the morning hours and the new hours of service provide more service opportunities for customers before work or school - more than 100 additional hours for service each week.
"After a thorough review of average customer wait times and transactions completed each day at these locations, I believe alternate hours will enable DDS license examiners to serve a greater number of customers in a much more efficient manner," said DDS Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier.
The Centers will continue to provide the same licensing and testing services and employ the same number of driver examiners. All Centers continue to accept cash, check, debit and credit cards as payment options. For additional information, please call (toll free) 1-866-754-3687 (outside the Metro Atlanta Area) or 678- 413-8400 if dialing directly.
DDS reminds customers that many transactions may be initiated online via www.dds.ga.gov. Services that may be obtained online include initiating a change of address or replacing a lost license.