Limousine Chauffeur Permit FAQs

  1. Is the Chauffeur Permit an endorsement on your license?
    Yes.  Effective July 1, 2012, DDS will issue Driver Licenses with the “C” Endorsement to qualified individuals. The Limousine Chauffeur Endorsement Application can be downloaded from our website. Please include all required documents on the application checklist when you submit it to DDS. All applicants are required to submit electronic fingerprints through the Georgia Applicant Processing System as part of the application process.  To access the 3M privacy statement regarding the applicant's personal information, please visit www.ga.cogentid.com.
  2. I hold a Chauffeur Permit that was issued prior to July 1, 2012.  Is my permit still valid? Do I need to obtain a new one?
    Yes.  Any permit that was issued prior to the law change and that has not expired is still valid.  Chauffeurs that were certified prior to July 1, 2012, have the option to update their Driver’s License with the “C” Endorsement.
  3. Do I still need a Chauffeur Permit if I have a CDL?
    Yes. Anyone driving a vehicle operated by a limousine company must hold a Chauffeur Permit.
  4. Do I need a Chauffeur Permit if I only drive a sedan limousine?
    Yes. A Chauffeur Permit is required for all vehicle types operated by a limousine company. This includes, but is not limited to, sedans, sport utility vehicles, vans, and extended limousines.
  5. Do I have to be employed by a limousine company to apply for a Chauffeur Permit?
    Yes. All applicants must be employed by a limousine company that holds a Class B Carrier Certificate issued by the Georgia Department of Public Safety. All Chauffeur Permit applications must be accompanied by an authorization letter from the limousine company verifying employment.
  6.  Can the Chauffeur Endorsement application be submitted online?
    Not at this time. While the application is available online, it must be printed and submitted by mail to the address on the application or placed in the application drop box available at the entrance of the Conyers Customer Service Center during center business hours, Tuesday through Saturday.
  7. How can I replace my lost or stolen permit?
    Effective July 1, 2012, the Chauffeur permit is a “C” Endorsement on the Driver’s License.  If you lose your Driver’s License, please visit your local Customer Service Center to obtain a Replacement.
  8. What is the process for renewing the Chauffeur Permit?
    The renewal process is handled in the same manner as an application for a new Chauffeur Endorsement.
  9. How long is a Chauffeur Endorsement valid?
    Effective July 1, 2012, Chauffeur Endorsements will be valid for the term of your Driver’s License unless it is suspended, revoked, or canceled.  Those issued prior to July 1, 2012, are valid for a four year term unless it is suspended, revoked, or canceled.
  10. How do I obtain the new limousine license plate?
    Contact your local Tag Office or Georgia Department of Revenue for information on the new limousine license plate requirements.
  11. Where can I find information to start a limousine company?
    Although DDS regulates the Chauffeurs who are employed by limousine companies, the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the state agency that regulates limousine and transportation companies. Visit www.dps.georgia.gov for a list of certified limousine companies and information on starting your own company.
  12. If I experience problems with a chauffeur driver, what can I do?
    All complaints related to chauffeurs must be made using the official DDS Complaint Form.
Last Updated On: 12/17/2014