Public Notice: Older driving licence cards (issued 2020/2021) will be destroyed if not collected
Issued by George Municipality 24 January 2022 for immediate release
George Municipality would like to inform those members of the public who have already received SMS’s from the Department of Traffic Services in George, for the collection of driving licence cards issued during 2020 and 2021, that these cards must be collected AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THIS IS A FINAL NOTICE. Failure to collect will result in them being destroyed BY 28 FEBRUARY. The Department of Traffic Services will make a last attempt to get these people to collect their driving licence cards by sending a FINAL SMS.
The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works announced the measures being taken after being inundated with requests from DLTCs about uncollected driving licence cards and the challenge the local municipal offices are experiencing with storage space, especially cards that were produced early in 2020 and 2021. George Traffic Services started this process last year already by sending clients reminder SMs’s and even arranged Saturday times to pick up cards.
George Traffic Services, in adhering to a Departmental Circular has already started sending out SMS’s informing applicants to collect their driver’s licence cards. This will be the last notice to applicants to collect cards issued in 2020 or 2021.
According to Traffic Services, applicants have already received at least three SMS’s to notify them of collection. After 60 days of application, it remains the responsibility of the applicant to inquire about the status of their application, as stated on the back of their receipt. All applicants should adhere to the instructions at the back of the receipt.
Collection times are from 09h00 to 15h00 in Mission Street, Pacaltsdorp.
A DRIVING LICENCE CARD MUST BE COLLECTED BY THE APPLICANT OR IF NOT POSSIBLE PROVIDE AN AFFIDAVIT FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO COLLECT IT.
For more information please contact the office on 044 878 2400.