I saw in the AJC this morning that all State/County Tag offices will be closed this Friday (and many are closing on Thursday or earlier) and not re-open until May 28th or later due to a software change at the state level as the state moves to a new system. (I'm sure the staff will enjoy the extended 4 day holiday weekend! )
However, with the track record of our State Government and their software testing, it could be days beyond that before the software actually starts working and they can process tags again.
Get those tags submitted if you don't like long lines!! Not sure if they will wave late fines and fees if the outage extends past your birthday!
The Paulding County Gov web site reports:
The Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) is installing a new state-of-the-art system, Georgia Driver Record and Integrated Vehicle Enterprise System (DRIVES), to upgrade and modernize the vehicle registration and titling system. The new Georgia DRIVES system will enable more self-service options, improve customer service, and enhance data integrity
Beginning 23rd of May, some online vehicle services and location hours may be reduced in preparation for the system upgrade. Implementation of the new system will require the vehicle registrations and titling services to be unavailable Friday, May 24. During June, customers may experience longer than normal wait times when visiting the tag office. Vehicle owners with renewal dates in May and June who normally renew in person are encouraged to do so prior to May 20 to avoid delays. Individuals who ordinarily renew online will not experience delays.
“The Tag Office will be closing at 12 noon on May 23, 2019 and will be reopening May 28, 2019 at 8:00 AM. Our office wants to continue providing excellent customer service leading up to the Memorial Day launch of the Georgia DRIVES system, which will improve efficiencies both in Paulding County and throughout the State. It is important for residents to be aware of which services will not be available leading up to Memorial Day and for them to plan accordingly.”
PS. Glad to see that the GA government policy of bad Acronyms is still in full force! Wonder how many hours were paid out to people to think of that particular one. LOL.