The Walker County Tax Commissioner offices in both Rock Spring and Rossville will close to the public at 12:00pm on Thursday, May 23rd through 10:00am Tuesday, May 28th for a major software update.

This system upgrade will impact all local tag offices in Georgia, not just Walker County. All county tag offices statewide will be unable to process vehicle transactions during the upgrade.

The closure is necessary to install “Georgia DRIVES,” a new state-mandated vehicle registration and titling system, according to Walker County spokesman Joe Legge.

Residents with birthdays in late May and early June should process their vehicle transactions on or before May 20th to avoid issues; some vehicle services will be reduced after that date in preparation for the system upgrade.

“Every employee in our office has been working diligently to learn this new system,” said Carolyn Walker, Tax Commissioner. “We won't be as fast as we have been with the old system for a while, until we have everything committed to memory. We appreciate your support and patience during this transition.”

“Georgia DRIVES” will streamline the system for tags and titles, provide agencies with interconnectivity and improve the customer experience by expanding the ability for mobile, Internet and kiosk transactions.