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Tax Commissioner office computers to be down morning of Nov. 14

Post Date:10/30/2018 10:42 AM

The computers in the Newton County Tax Commissioners office will be down from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 14 in order to allow for upgrades for a new Registration and Title System.

The Department of Revenue, along with AT&T, will be upgrading the AT&T circuit in order for the new system, called DRIVES to function properly. DRIVES will combine the title and license plate functions of the Department of Revenue with the driver license functions of the Department of Driver Services by streamlining existing processes while investing in the future. Benefits of updating the system include:

  • Improved customer service and communication
  • Updated, modern and easy-to-use technology
  • Improved data integrity
  • Enhanced fraud protection
  • Increased data-sharing efficiency between DOR and DDS

The State of Georgia will manage this critical endeavor through a Governance Council.  The council membership consists of not only DOR and DDS, but also the Georgia Technology Authority, the Office of Planning and Budget, the Department of Administrative Services, and representation from a county tax commissioner. 

While the Tax Commissioner Office apologizes for the inconvenience that may be caused by the computers being down, it is excited for the new program that will be a benefit to its users.

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