Fulton to re-open tag offices Monday after months of COVID-19 closures

After three months of being closed to slow the spread of COVID-19, Fulton County will be re-opening its tag offices to the public on Monday.

Those overdue on tag renewals and registering private car sales will be able to do some in a safe environment, Fulton Tax Commissioner Arthur Ferdinand told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday.

He said they are preparing for the pent-up demand by extending hours, now open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Greenbriar Mall and Maxwell Road locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

County commissioners recently required anyone entering county buildings to wear some kind of face covering. Commissioners in May had decided to stop charging online fees for these types of services.

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Ferdinand said they will be providing masks to people should they need one. There will also be temperature checks, hand sanitizer, cashiers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) and reinforced barriers between workers and the public.

“In case they have crowds, we’ll have people working the lines,”

He said workers will be going down the lines entering personal information into the system so it’s a shorter wait at the desk — similar to Chick-fil-A workers with iPads taking orders in a drive-through line.

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Ferdinand said the county is setting up tents and chairs and water to make waits easier.

He said it’d be easier for everyone if those who simply need to renew their vehicle registrations do so at the 11 kiosks (listed below) around the county. There’s one at all six tax commissioner offices and inside seven Krogers.

Instead of waiting in a line, he said it takes 60 seconds at a kiosk as long as the resident has a current emissions test and their insurance information.

“I hope not to see many people with just a renewal,” Ferdinand said.

Here are the 11 kiosk locations:

• Fulton County Government Center

141 Pryor St. SW in Atlanta, Ga. 30303

• North Fulton Service Center

7741 Roswell Road NE in Sandy Springs, Ga. 30350

• Greenbriar Mall Service Center

2841 Greenbriar Parkway, Suite 106 in Atlanta, Ga. 30331

• South Fulton Service Center
5600 Stonewall Tell Road in College Park, Ga. 30349

• Fulton County Customer Service Center at Maxwell Road
11575 Maxwell Road, Alpharetta, Ga. 30022

• Kroger, 2685 Metropolitan Parkway SW, Atlanta in Ga. 30315

• Kroger, 227 Sandy Springs Place in Sandy Springs, Ga. 30328

• Kroger, 3330 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30305

• Kroger, 800 Glenwood Avenue SE, Atlanta, Ga. 30316

• Kroger, 725 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30306

• Kroger, 10945 State Bridge Road, Alpharetta, Ga. 30022