10/1/15 GA Dept of Revenue announces delay in registration renewal notices

Posted on: October 1, 2015

Per a recent press release from the Georgia Department of Revenue Motor Vehicle Division, the vendor responsible for mailing the registration renewal notices has been presented with operational and production related issues and is unable to fulfill their contractual obligations. Although the vendor notified tax commissioners that October renewals were being mailed on Sept. 18, based on communications with several counties, it has become apparent that renewals, notices and some property tax notices (if handled by this vendor) were not mailed until late last week.

 "Renewal notices are a courtesy reminder mailing that we have been fortunate enough to have approved in our budget. Though tax commissioners are not required to offer this service, we believe it is a good arrangement for our residents as we realize that sometimes life gets busy and we forget," said Hall County Tax Commissioner Darla Eden.

 As a friendly reminder, all registrations expire at midnight on the birthday of the primary owner. Failure to receive a renewal notice does not negate the expiration date.

 Eden also wishes to remind taxpayers that her office offers five ways to renew motor vehicle registrations. Taxpayers may renew online at tax.hallcounty.org or visit the DOR website https://mvd.dor.ga.gov/tags/index.aspx and select "Obtain/Retrieve a RIN." (The Renewal Identification Number is required to renew online). Then, enter the plate number, name and address. The RIN will automatically populate in the renewal program to continue the renewal process. Or, for those who wish to pay in person, renewals can be processed by members of the Hall County Tax Commissioner's staff on the first floor of the Hall County Government Center. An outside drop box is located at the front door entrance to the government center for after-hour payment. A payment box is also near the information table in the lobby of the Hall County Tax Commissioner's office for those who do not wish to wait during regular business hours. As always, taxpayers may renew by mail. And finally, taxpayers may utilize the newest innovation in tag renewals - the self-service renewal kiosk at North Hall Community Center on Nopone Road. The kiosk is available during the community center's regular operating hours, including nights and weekends.