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Driver Services relocating to new N. Fulton facility

Folks in north Fulton County will have to drive to a different location in September when they need to make a trip to the Department of Driver Services.

Georgia’s DDS will close its location in Sandy Springs for good on Saturday, Sept. 16, and will then open a new location a few days later in Alpharetta.

The new DDS in north Fulton County is at 11575 Maxwell Road and will begin operating on Sept. 19.

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On its website, DDS says that there will be no road tests administered during the initial week of operation at the new Alpharetta location, but those tests will resume on Sept. 26.

Relocating this DDS office is made possible by an agreement between Fulton County and the state of Georgia. The new DDS in Alpharetta will also be home to a Fulton County tagging office, so customers can handle licensing and vehicle registration in the same visit.

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The new DDS in Alpharetta will have four more service counters than the Sandy Springs location, and it will also feature 12 touch-screen testing machines, 12 tech-deck computers for customer applications and seating for more than 100 people.

The new Alpharetta location is just nine miles away from the old DDS post in Sandy Springs.

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