Expect delays and closures at the Chattooga County Tax Commissioner’s office this month.
“For a little while, it’s going to slow us down,” Tax Commissioner Joy Hampton said about a planned shutdown of Georgia Department of Revenue computers.
The revenue department is switching from a “DOS” operating system to a modern Windows-based variation.
This change will affect the tag office in the coming few weeks.
To prepare for the upcoming computer conversion, the tag office will be closed on May 15 and 16.
Tag office workers will travel to Dalton those two days for a mandatory training session sponsored by the Georgia Department of Revenue.
Hampton warns local residents that obtaining tags and titles could be troublesome this month due to the state changes.
Tags, titles and other items can’t be processed on May 24-27, Hampton said.
“Web renewals will also be unavailable during these days. If you have a May birthday, please try to renew early. Again, every tag office in Georgia will be affected during these times, but some may have varying hours for property tax payments. Please call your local office to confirm their availability before making a trip,” Hampton said. “We appreciate your patience with us while we change systems. Please continue to be patient with us as we work to learn the new system. My staff is impressively efficient with our current system, but it will take time for us to move through the new system with the same speed. As the whole State of Georgia is going live on the same day, it is best to wait until Wednesday, May 29th or later in the week to conduct your motor vehicle business so that we can give you the best service.”