General FAQs

  • I received a call last night from someone wanting money to help the Georgia State Patrol. What is the money used for?

    The Georgia State Patrol does not telemarket or solicit donations by mail or telephone.  There are several private organizations that solicit via telephone and mail but any money donated stays with that organization and does not go to the Georgia State Patrol.  All funding for the Georgia Department of Public Safety and the Georgia State Patrol is appropriated by the Georgia General Assembly.

  • How do I renew my tag or title?

    The Department of Revenue's Motor Vehicle Division handles all issues concerning tags and titles.  For more information, please visit the following link or call (404) 362-6500.

  • How much is my speeding ticket?

    Fines for traffic citations issued by the Georgia State Patrol are set by the local courts.  State Troopers do not set the fines and do not collect traffic fines.  For the amount of the fine and information on how to answer the citation, contact the county court listed on the traffic citation.

  • How do I submit an open records request to DPS?

    Follow the steps listed on the Open Records page or use the contact information to contact our Open Records Unit.

  • How do I get or renew my driver's license?

    The Georgia Department of Public Safety no longer handles driver's license. Please contact the Georgia Department of Driver Services for all driver's license issues, including driving tests.

  • Where can I find information about Georgia's highway safety laws?

    The Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety provides an overview of the laws pertaining to DUI, Seat Belts, Teenage Driving, Pickup Truck, and Texting While Driving.

  • Where can I find information about Georgia's traffic laws?

    Georgia's Traffic Laws (Georgia Code) can be found on the Lexis-Nexis website. Traffic Laws are located under Title 40 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic; Chapter 6 (Uniform Rules of the Road), Chapter 8 (Equipment and Inspection of Motor Vehicles), and Chapter 14 (Use Of Speed Detection And Traffic-Control Signal Monitoring Devices).