As the state of Georgia gets ready to implement a new vehicle registration and titling system, the Hall County Tax Commissioner's Office will be open for an additional day this week to give customers time to get any tag and title purchases completed in time for May and June birthdays.
There will be limited or no services related to motor vehicles May 20 through May 29 statewide. The Hall County Tax Commissioner's Office will be unable to process vehicle tags and titles and business renewals from Thursday, May 23 through Monday, May 27, according to Tax Commissioner Darla Eden. Additionally, the self-service kiosk located at Kroger Marketplace and online renewal services will be off-line from May 21 through May 29.
With that in mind, Eden said the office will be open this Saturday, May 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All titling and registration services will be available to individuals and dealerships on Saturday.
"For the convenience of our residents with May or June birthdays or business renewals, we offer this additional day of service as we urge renewals be done by Monday, May 20 prior to a week of limited or no service," said Eden in a press statement.
All titling and registration payments will be unavailable statewide in the days leading up to and just after Memorial Day weekend as the Georgia Department of Revenue installs the new system called DRIVES (Driver Record and Integrated Vehicle Enterprise System).
The Hall County Tax Commissioner's Office will be able to process property tax payments and answer any citizen questions.
The Department of Driver Services will not be affected during the move. Law enforcement will have access to the records system through a backup file.
The DRIVES system is expected to go online May 30.