Gwinnett County urges residents with Jan. 13-18 birthdays to renew tags early

Richard Steele
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Georgia’s motor vehicle system will be updated and unavailable for six-day period


LAWRENCEVILLE—Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner Richard Steele is advising Gwinnett residents that the state’s motor vehicle system will be unavailable Jan. 13-18 while it is being updated, which means no tag or title work can be processed during that time.

“Gwinnett residents with birthdays Jan. 13-18 will want to renew by Jan. 12 to avoid late fees,” Steele said. “I advise anyone with a birthday after Jan. 12 to renew as early as possible to avoid possible problems.”

During the update Jan. 13-18, all methods to renew tags will be unavailable: online, kiosks and tag offices. January renewal notices have already been mailed, and can be renewed now. Emissions tests must be completed in advance for model years 1997-2018. Anyone who has moved since they last renewed should update their address online first, then renew. Ways to renew include: 

Online: the safest renewal option is online at: Convenience fees apply; decals arrive by mail. 

Kiosks: The next safest way is at a kiosk: All you need is your driver’s license to get started. Find the nearest kiosk here. Convenience fees apply; receive decal immediately. 

Tag Offices: in-person option available at any Tag Office. No convenience fees; five offices county-wide. Check wait times in advance here.

For assistance, residents can contact the Motor Vehicle Customer Service Center at 770-822-8818 or


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