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New kiosk allows residents to renew car tags at N. Hall community center
Wildlife interpretive specialist Pete Griffin of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources holds a bald eagle for visitors of the Hall County Tax Commissioner's Office Wednesday afternoon at the North Hall Community Center during as ribbon cutting ceremony for a new tax kiosk. Drivers can now complete their motor vehicle transactions at the kiosk inside the center.

North Hall residents now have another way to renew their car tags.

Officials celebrated a new tax kiosk Wednesday at the North Hall Community Center at 4175 Nopone Road that allows drivers to renew their tag with their driver’s license, tag number or renewal license.

It’s a fourth option for drivers, in addition to renewing via mail, online or at the Hall County Government Center.

A $3 fee is applied for those who use the kiosk, and the fee is valid for up to 10 separate vehicle renewals under the same name, Hall County Tax Commissioner Darla Eden said. The kiosk accepts debit and credit cards; another 2 percent charge is required for using a debit or credit card. A 2.59 percent charge is required for those using a debit or credit card at the government center.

Installation and maintenance of the kiosk is covered by the fee, so there is no cost to the county except for monthly Internet usage, which will be about $40 a month, Eden said.

North Hall Community Center worker Shanda Sexton said it “will save (drivers) a lot of time.”  Eden named the tax kiosk “Big Kahuna,” describing it reputation as the largest tax kiosk of its kind.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this service,” she said, while demonstrating the three-minute process with her own tag renewal. 

Banks County will also soon be joining the Hall County driver’s database, partnering with the North Hall Community Center for use of the kiosk.

“This is our fourth effort to make it easier for the customer to renew their tag, and I feel good about the location,” Eden said.

If this tax kiosk is successful, “we are also looking at a second location in South Hall,” she added.

Hall is the sixth county in the state to install such a kiosk.

Hours at the community center are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5  p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5  p.m. Sunday.

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