The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has confirmed that renewal notices for driving licences and professional driving permits (PrDPs) will no longer be printed and posted, but from 8 March 2021 an online system will activate SMS and email reminders.
This means all driving licence holders whose correct contact details are on the NaTIS online system will in future receive a SMS or email notification on the 1st of the month for a driving licence or professional driving permit that expires at the end of that month (so, if your driving licence or PrDP expires 31 May, you will receive a notification on 1 May).
There will not be a follow-up SMS and no SMS or email will be sent if a driving licence or PrDP has already expired.
An SMS notice will read: Dear XXXXX, Your current Driving License Card expires (expiry date inserted). Visit/contact your nearest DLTC for further assistance. NaTIS Online, kindly visit https://online.natis.gov.za Brought to you by RTMC.
An SMS notice for PrDP will read: Dear XXXXX, Your current PrDP expires (expiry date inserted). Visit/contact your nearest DLTC for further assistance. NaTIS Online, kindly visit https://online.natis.gov.za Brought to you by RTMC.
If there are any outstanding tickets or fines against your name, you will not be able to renew your driving licence until the Enforcement Orders are resolved, which will be so indicated on the SMS or email notification.
An email notification is an electronic version of the Driving License Renewal notice (the one that was previously printed and posted to you) which can be downloaded and printed if need be, and then presented to the cashier to renew your driving license.
Please note YOU DO NOT NEED THE NOTICE TO BE ABLE TO RENEW YOUR LICENSE, it is just a convenient reminder. Your driving license expiry date is indicated on your current driving license card and it is recommended that you diarise the license expiry date in advance to ensure timely renewal. Driving licences are valid for five years from the date of renewal and the owner has three calendar months from the date of expiry on the card to renew the license – however, it is highly recommended that you renew sooner rather than later.
George Municipality Driving Licencing Department:
044 878 2400
Mission Street, Pacaltsdorp
Open weekdays 8am to 3pm
(all people in building by 3pm will be assisted)