AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Richmond County's East Augusta Tag Office located at 925 Laney Walker Blvd. served its last customers Thursday.
The office will re-open as the West Augusta Tag Office at noon on April 16 at a new location: 2816 Washington Road in the Publix Shopping Center.
Customers who live in downtown 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, Richmond County 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 building occupied by the East Augusta Tag Office won't stay empty for long. The Augusta Utilities Department will be leaving the municipal building on Greene Street on April 16 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 in the Laney-Walker location.