Vehicle owners are encouraged to close deals, renew early to avoid delays

Starting Thursday, December 30 at 7 p.m., the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) will upgrade its driver’s record and Integrated Vehicle Enterprise System (DRIVES). During the upgrade, the processing of vehicle registrations and titling services, including electronic services and label renewal kiosks, will not be available until Monday, January 3, 2022. All vehicle owners with Expiration dates in late December and early January are encouraged to renew by December 30 to avoid delays.

What to expect: Thursday, December 30, 2021 to January 3, 2022:

  • The tax office and the Georgia Department of Revenue Motor Vehicle Division will not be able to process transactions.
  • All online motor vehicle services, including online label renewal services, will not be available.
  • Self-service kiosks for motor vehicles will not be available.

What impact will this have on owners and operators of motor vehicles in Georgia?

  • Customers and resellers seeking service should complete their business at a county label office by Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 1 p.m.
  • Dealers will be able to initiate Electronic Title and Registration (ETR) transactions and issue Emergency Temporary Operating Permits (TOPs) over the New Years weekend.
  • Law enforcement will still have access to motor vehicle records.

Please note the DeKalb County Tax Commissioner’s Office operating schedule as follows:

  • Thursday, December 30 – office closes at 1 p.m.
  • Friday December 31 – office closed for New Year’s holidays.
  • Monday January 3 – only property tax services are available at the office located on Memorial Drive; all other offices will be closed.

For more information on upcoming schedule changes, please visit the DeKalb County Tax Commissioner website at Follow @dekalbtaxga on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

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