New self-service tag renewal kiosk opening in Covington Highway Kroger

Starting Dec. 7, South DeKalb residents will be able to renew their vehicle tags at a new self-service DMV kiosk in the Kroger at 6678 Covington Highway in Lithonia.

When DeKalb Tax Commissioner Irvin Johnson cuts the ribbon on the kiosk at 10 a.m., it will join two other kiosks in Kroger grocery stores in the county.

Irvin Johnson

Irvin Johnson

The new kiosk will allow taxpayers to scan their Georgia driver’s license or enter their vehicle’s registration and follow the touch-screen prompts to renew up to 10 vehicle registrations in as little as one minute.

Johnson introduced the first self-service kiosk in April 2016 in association with Kroger, the Georgia Department of Revenue and Intellectual Technology Inc.

He says the kiosks allow customers to access service when offices are closed and tag renewal customers can save time because they don’t have to wait in line with taxpayers who have more complicated issues.

The others are in Kroger stores at 2875 North Decatur Road in Decatur, and at 3559 Chamblee Tucker Road. Like all Georgia MVD self-service kiosks, the new kiosk will accept payment by credit or debit cards for a fee. Johnson said the kiosks save the county money because they take less space and fewer staff and are easy to use.

“Instructions and voice prompts in English or Spanish make the SSTs as easy to use as an ATM,” he said.

The kiosks are available during normal store hours from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Saturday.

For more information, visit dekalbtax.org. For a list of all kiosks in participating Georgia counties, visit http://dor.georgia.gov/mvd-self-service-centers.