Hurricane Irma’s recent pass through Georgia left the Golden Isles with loads of debris and plenty of flooding, not just of homes, but vehicles as well.
“People that got flooded, a lot of their important papers got flooded,” Tax Commissioner Jeff Chapman said.
Registration and titles can be replaced with little effort, Chapman said. The office processes 60,000 new tags and 30,000 new titles every year.
It’s fairly simple to replace a lost certificate of registration. The vehicle’s tag number and $1 is all the tax commissioner’s staff need to provide a new copy.
To replace a title, a resident of Glynn can print a MV-1 form off the tax commissioner’s website, glynncounty.org/91/tax-commissioner, or pick one up in person at the Harold Pate Courthouse Annex, 1725 Reynolds St. in Brunswick. Replacing a title requires an $8 fee and a valid drivers license. It usually takes seven to 10 days for a new title to arrive in the mail.
Applications for replacement titles, as well as any other payment owed to the tax commissioner, can be submitted using recently installed drop boxes, located at each of the two public entrances to the Pate building.
If in doubt, call, Chapman said. Any residents with questions about replacing a vehicle’s registration or title can call 912-554-7000.
Property tax bills are due in November, but Chapman said his office has been working to make the process as easy as possible for the public.
The drop boxes are part of that effort, he said. Some residents were having trouble getting in to pay their property bill during the office’s normal hours of operation. Payments can be dropped of in the boxes at any time, and they are checked twice a day, said Alberta Reynolds, tax office administrator.
The tax commissioner’s only accept checks through the boxes, but cash and credit cards can be used in the office. Chapman said his office will try to be as flexible as possible with those who may have trouble paying their property bill or registration renewal because of the hurricane.
In their effort to offer as much convenience to the public as possible, the tax commissioner’s office has been moving as much information to their website as possible. Nearly every form can be found there, as well as information on everything from vehicle registration to property tax exemptions.