Cook County Judge Encourages Citizens To Check Birth Certificates

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News Release: Cook County

Adel, GA – Due to new documentation requirements imposed by the Department of Driver Services regarding licenses, Cook County Judge Chase Daughtrey is encouraging citizens to check their birth certificates for errors well in advance of their driver’s license expiring.

On July 1, 2012, the Department of Driver Services implemented additional procedures that enhance the integrity and security of Driver Licenses resulting from the Federal requirements of the Real ID Act. These new procedures will require that individuals bring additional documentation when renewing or reinstating their Drivers License. One of the additional documents required is a birth certificate.

“Individuals are discovering errors on their birth certificates when they go to renew their driver’s license thus resulting in them not being able to get a valid license at that time. The issue at hand is the amount of time it takes the court and the Vital Records Office in Atlanta to correct the error on the birth certificate and the amount of time Driver Services will allow individuals to correct the issue.” said Judge Daughtrey.

Judge Daughtrey stressed the importance of verifying the documentation that is needed to renew a driver’s license at least six months prior to the expiration date on your driver’s license.

“We want to ensure that if an error on a birth certificate exists, that the citizens are not inconvenienced in any way as we work to resolve the issue.” Judge Daughtrey stated.

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