Frequently Asked Questions - Light Permits

What is the fee for a Flashing or Revolving Light Permit(s)? 

  • A flat fee of $2 is charged for each permit. 
  • No fee is required for Volunteer Firemen, City, County, State, or Federal owned vehicles.

How long does it take the application to process? 

  • There is currently a two week processing window. If applicant(s) have not received their permit(s) three weeks from the submittal date, please contact us at 404-624-7211. If we are not contacted we will assume that you have received your permit(s).

Where is the Flashing or Revolving Light Permit(s) processed? 

  • Applications are processed by MAIL ONLY in the Light Permit Section of Dept. of Public Safety.

Mailing Address:

Payment Enclosed

Dept. of Public Safety
Attn: Light Permit Section
P.O. Box 281439
Atlanta, GA 30384-1439

No Payment Enclosed

Dept. of Public Safety
Attn: Light Permit Section
P.O. BOX 1456
Atlanta, GA 30371

Please Note: We do not accept walk-in applications.

Who should obtain a Flashing or Revolving Light Permit(s)? 

  • ALL individuals and/or businesses that have a flashing or revolving light on their vehicle(s).

How long is my permit valid? 

  • Permits expire 12 months from the month stamped on the permit.

How do I replace my Flashing or Revolving Light Permit(s)? 

  • To replace your permit, you must resubmit another application.

What vehicles are exempt from the Flashing or Revolving Light Permit(s)? 

  • Vehicles that are Government owned AND marked Fire Department or Law Enforcement.

What types of Flashing Light permits not issued by DPS? 

  • White or Clear Flashing or Revolving Lights.

Where do I place the permit? 

  • The permit should be placed on the front windshield, passenger side, and bottom corner.