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Registration Warnings Won’t Come for Some Georgians

By: Bridget Clerkin December 2, 2015
Georgians born in December should not expect a registration renewal reminder in the mail.
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Those born in December must wait all year to celebrate their birthdays, and now, they’ll be made to wait again to receive certain registration information from the Georgia Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).

The state agency announced recently that it’s experiencing a delay in its vehicle tag renewal reminder services. The company it had been partnering with to send out the letters was shut down in September, causing the information to back up as operations stalled.

The letters serve as reminders for Georgia residents whose vehicle registration will need to be renewed in the near future. The original vendor had been using birthdates of registered drivers to organize its campaign and was closed before it could generate notices for those born in December.

While the service is a courtesy of the Motor Vehicle Department and not mandated by law, Georgia MVD officials have said it helps residents stick to the proper renewal schedule. Despite the setbacks in the renewal reminders, the agency warned that the same penalties will be assessed for a late registration renewal.

Still, even as the delay makes it harder for some to remember to register, the MVD is working on ways to make that process easier. A number of self-service kiosks allowing residents to renew their registration or take several other actions are on the way to various MVD offices throughout the state, with a vote on the horizon to approve of additional kiosks.

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