School Bus & School Zone Infractions - HB 978 Information

Pursuant to Georgia House Bill 978 (2018), the Department of Revenue (the “Department”) is required to refuse to renew the registration of certain motor vehicles and prohibit the title transfer of such vehicles within this state, if the Department receives a referral from a Governing Body or its Agent regarding the failure to pay penalties for certain speed limit violations in school zones and school bus infractions.

The Department will now meet its obligations under this law systematically through its Driver Record and Integrated Vehicle Enterprise System (“DRIVES”) e-Services upon request of a Governing Body or its Agent.

In order for a Governing Body or its Agent to place and remove holds on motor vehicles, the Governing Body or Agent must:

  1. Register through DRIVES e-Services.
  2. Click the “School Bus Login” link under the Login heading. Then click the “Register Here” link next to “School Bus and Zone Holds” and follow the instructions.
  3. Once registered, the Governing Body or Agent must login and follow the instructions to place or remove a hold on a motor vehicle.
    Note:  These procedures are subject to change.

Required Documents

HB 978 Governing Body Agreement - Completed agreement must be uploaded during the Governing Body’s registration process.

Sample Authorization Letter for School Bus and School Zone Violations - Completed authorization letter must be uploaded during the Agent’s registration process.

 

Important note for holds requested prior to the launch of DRIVES e-Services

For any holds requested via e-mail prior to the launch of e-Services, you must also request removal of the hold by submitting a completed Form MV-BISV-01 School Bus and School Zone Violations via e-mail to DOR-School-Zone@dor.ga.gov. This form should only be used for holds requested via e-mail prior to the launch of e-Services. For any new holds, all the required information must be entered online through DRIVES e-Services.