Drivers urged to renew vehicle registration sooner than later

Rabun County motorists who need to renew their registration on their vehicle before the month of May is over, might want to head to the tag office soon.

As a reminder, Rabun County will soon be seeing a new state-of-the-art system called DRIVES, otherwise known as the Georgia Driver Record and Integrated Vehicle Enterprise System to upgrade and modernize the vehicle registration and titling system.

The new DRIVES system will enable more self-service options, improve customer service, and enhance data integrity according to the Board of Commissioners.

Beginning on the 23rd of May, some online vehicle services and location hours may be reduced in preparation for the system upgrade. The implementation of the new system will require the vehicle registrations and titling services to be unavailable May 23rd starting at 1 p.m. until May 28th.

During June, customers may experience longer than normal wait times when visiting the tag office. Vehicle owners with renewal dates in May and June who normally renew in person are encouraged to do so prior to May 20th to avoid delays.