State CDL li­cense re­quire­ments will change on July 1

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The Ge­or­gia De­part­ment of Driver Ser­vices re­minds com­mer­cial driv­ers of li­cens­ing fee up­dates: most 5-year li­censes elim­i­nated, fees in­crease.

Ef­fec­tive July 1, 2017, the fees as­so­ci­ated with an 8-year term Ge­or­gia Com­mer­cial Driver’s Li­cense (CDL) will be chang­ing as fol­lows:

Ø For re­newal of an 8-year term CDL, the fee will be in­creas­ing from $20.00 cur­rently to $32.00, which equates to $4.00 per year, and is con­sis­tent with the cur­rent fee charged for re­newal of an 8-year term non-com­mer­cial driver’s li­cense.

Ø For ini­tial is­suance of an 8-year term CDL that does not re­quire a road test, the fee will be in­creas­ing from $20.00 cur­rently to $32.00, which equates to $4.00 per year, and is con­sis­tent with the cur­rent fee charged for an 8-year term non­com­mer­cial driver’s li­cense.

Ø For ini­tial is­suance of an 8-year term CDL that does re­quire a road test, the fee will in­crease to $82.00. This in­crease is to in­cor­po­rate the ad­di­tional $12 as­so­ci­ated with the in­creased cost of the 8-year term CDL from $20.00 to $32.00. The test­ing fee of $50.00 per test re­mains the same.

CDL’s that are re­stricted to terms of 5 years or less based on fed­eral rules and reg­u­la­tions will re­main $20.00. This in­cludes CDL’s with haz­ardous ma­te­ri­als en­dorse­ments that re­quire a U.S. Trans­porta­tion Se­cu­rity Ad­min­is­tra­tion threat assess­ment, as well as Lim­ited Term CDL’s that are is­sued to non-cit­i­zens with law­ful sta­tus whose CDL term can­not ex­ceed their au­tho­rized pe­riod of stay in the United States, or 5 years, pur­suant to the REAL ID Act.

These changes are the re­sult of House Bill 136, which was passed by the Ge­or­gia Gen­eral Assem­bly on March 30, 2017 and signed into law by Gover­nor Nathan Deal on May 1, 2017.

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