Beginning on Thursday Dec. 30, the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) will start a system upgrade to the state’s Driver Record and Integrated Vehicle Enterprise System (DRIVES) to help reduce operational costs and improve efficiency, according to a press release by the Dawson County Tax Commissioner’s office.
The DRIVES upgrade will make vehicle registrations and titling services, including e-Services and tag renewal kiosks, unavailable from Thursday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. through Monday, Jan. 3. During this time, county tag offices and the Georgia DOR Motor Vehicle Division will not be able to process transactions, motor vehicle self service kiosks will be down and all online motor vehicle related services, including online tag renewal services, will be unavailable, the release said.
“Vehicle owners with expiration dates in late December and early January are encouraged to renew prior to Dec. 30, 2021 at 7 p.m. to avoid delays,” the release said.
Customers and dealers who need to conduct any title transactions should do so at a county tag office before Thursday, Dec. 30, the release said. The Dawson County tag office is located at 25 Justice Way, Suite 1222 in Dawsonville. Dealers will be able to initiate electronic title and registration (ETR) transitions and to issue emergency temporary operating permits (TOPs) over New Year’s weekend, and law enforcement will still have access to motor vehicle records.
The Dawson County tag office will be closed on Dec. 31 for New Year’s Day and Jan. 3 for DRIVES update training. For more information on scheduling changes, go to the county tag website at www.DawsonCountyTax.com.