By Randy Key, WJBF Web Content Coordinator - email
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Augusta, GA -
The East Augusta Tag Office at 925 Laney Walker Boulevard will serve its last citizens at the current location on Thursday, April 10th.
The office will re-open as the West Augusta Tag Office on Wednesday, April 16th at 12:00 p.m. at 2816 Washington Road in the Publix Shopping Center. The opening will be preceded by a ribbon cutting and Open House at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
Customers who live in, or prefer to do their transactions, downtown will be able to take advantage of expanded tag services in the Tax Commissioner’s Office in the Municipal Building along with the tax services they have always received.
“This move is the first in our re-alignment of tag and tax services that will provide more convenience for the citizens of our county,” said Steven Kendrick, Tax Commissioner. “We are constantly looking for ways to give the people we serve facilities and customer service to be proud of.” Besides the new location, the West Augusta Tag Office will offer late evening hours on select days each week in the Summer of 2014 as well as a drive-in window for simple transactions like tag renewals.
The space that the tag office occupied will not be empty long, however. The Augusta Utilities Department will be leaving the Municipal Building on Greene Street on April 16th and moving their customer service operations to the former tag office site on Laney Walker temporarily in advance of their permanent move to the old Augusta Downtown Library. They will begin serving the public on April 21, 2014 in the Laney-Walker location.
Later this year, both offices will also be relocating their south Augusta locations to a new combined facility in the Bi-Lo Shopping Center on Peach Orchard Road. For more information, call the Tag Office at 706-821-2475 or Augusta Utilities at 706-821-1851.